ACT launched the Alexandria Resilience Fund in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past three years, the Fund has awarded nearly $1.3M in grants to Alexandria nonprofits. With the remaining funds, we will be offering capacity building grants that support a just and equitable Alexandria and strengthen organizational resilience. To learn more about the Fund’s commitment to racial equity, visit the Alexandria Resilience Fund webpage: Capacity building grant priorities include:
- Community Engagement
- Fund Development Planning
- Racial Equity
- Strategic Planning
Requests up to $20,000 will be accepted and we anticipate making 6-7 awards. Applications open on September 26 and close on October 17. The grant process will launch on Tuesday, September 26. ACT hosted an online information session on September 26 to discuss grant opportunities, ACT’s approach to grantmaking, and more. The session slides and recording are posted below.
Capacity Building Grant Informational Materials & Letter of Intent AccessCapacity Building Grant FAQsAlexandria Resilience Fund Informational Session SlidesCapacity Building Grant LOIInformational Session Zoom Recording
NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
In addition, starting this fall, Heather Jelks from Nautilus Consulting will offer professional development opportunities for those interested in building resilience among teams, executive leaders, and individual staff members.