We’re pleased to announce capacity building grants are available to offset the cost of Causewave programs for community organizations in Ontario County.

These services include:

  • Facilitating a consensus-based process to develop your brand

  • Strengthening boards of directors

  • Increasing awareness and participation in programs

  • Developing strategic plans to guide organizational decision-making

  • Unifying cultures of merging organizations

  • Aligning programs with core values

  • Making the most of leadership changes

  • Researching the perceptions of key stakeholders

  • Planning and executing mission-driven events

  • Developing fundraising plans


Frequently asked questions:

Who is eligible?

Ontario County nonprofits, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and libraries are eligible for this grant funding.

Do we need to apply?

No, in our initial conversation we'll learn about your organization and any challenges you face, then determine if one of our programs may help you in meeting your organization's mission. Grant funding is limited and is applied on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is it a cash grant? Can it cover capacity needs like new equiptment or software?

It is not a cash grant. The grant funding is available to cover the cost of Causewave services to organizations that might not otherwise be able to fund these types of projects.

What costs are involved?

In keeping with our funder's expectations, these grants require some financial investment from nonprofit partners. Generally, grant funding covers 75% of the total cost of a program. Costs are based on the scope of the project and time investment from Causewave.

When is this funding available and when will the projects actually begin?

We encourage your organization to reach out as soon as possible if you're interested in potentially partnering, as funding is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The actual start and completion date of the work can be determined later with a Causewave staff member.

What’s our next step?

If you'd like to learn more or discuss a potential project, please contact Program Coordinator, Marta Driscoll at (585) 442-0200 x206 or mdriscoll@causewave.org.