What is the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)?
The primary purpose of the CCF is to help faith-based and community
organizations increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to
provide social services to serve those most in need, expand their
organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create
collaborations to better serve those in need. The program is broken
into two sections. The section we are focusing on is the Targeted
Capacity Building Program. In 2005, 300 - $50,000 grants were
awarded nationwide. We anticipate there to be 500 grants given in
Targeted Capacity-Building Program
The CCF Targeted Capacity-Building Program funds faith-based and
community organizations with one- time awards to increase their
capacity to serve targeted social service priority areas. The
program announcement will be available in the spring.
The program funds faith-based and community organizations directly
with one time $50,000 awards for one year to build their capacity to
deliver services to at-risk youth, the homeless, or those living in
rural communities, or to provide marriage education.
To be eligible an organization must serve individuals in a
"distressed community." A distressed community is defined as a
neighborhood or geographic community with and unemployment rate
and/or poverty rate equal to or greater that the state or national
Critical areas to address are Leadership Development, Organizational
Development, Program/Services (not direct services but rather ideas
that strengthen programs), Funding, Community Engagement. You do not
need to address all these areas --- just one.
Some examples are ----- Board compostion and function, staff
professional and career development, volunteer training and
development, succession planning; board goverance, systems
management, human resources, information technology, policies and
procedures, fiscal controls, non-profit incorporation; program
design that expands or enhances program delivery, program
monitoring, evaluating program outcomes; diversified funding
sources, financial sustainability, donor development; community
asset mapping, level of community participation, community needs
assessment, leveraging resources, collaborative relationships,
learn more about this fund.
It is expected that the Requests For Proposals will be released in
the spring. Christiangrants.com specializes in writing this specific
grant and will be offering its services for a few select ministries.
Tim Boling, President of Christiangrants.com, wrote this grant
successfully in 2005 for a ministry in the Buffalo, NY area and has
also served as a Federal Reviewer of this specific grant- reviewing
20 grants for this fund. Nearly 300 organizations and ministries in
2005 were awarded grants of $50,000 from this fund.
- We write grant from start to finish: $2,750
You must have a signed contract with us prior to April
1st to receive this pricing.
- You write the grant and we review it prior to submission: $750
We review the grant and provide valuable feedback, suggestions, and
comments to strengthen your proposal prior to submission. You
must have a signed contract with us prior to April 15th to
receive this pricing.
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* The above information is from the 2005 request for proposal.
Eligibility and guidelines may change in 2006.