The Strategic Collaboration Program is a pilot project of The Erie Community Foundation, in partnership with The Nonprofit Partnership, which will provide funding to nonprofits in Erie County that engage in the creation of collaborations to enhance their ability to serve their mission while also creating significant efficiencies.
The collaborations can range from intensive engagements to mergers with the goal of increasing administrative efficiencies, reducing costs, enhancing programmatic impact, and advancing the long-term health and viability of the partnered entities.
Examples of Strategic Collaborations include:
The pilot project would offer organizations up to $50,000 to fund the cost (associated expenses) of creating strategic partnerships. Proposals are required to include detailed projections on how the funded partnerships will create financial efficiencies commensurate with the grant amount.
Foundation consideration (on a rolling basis) begins with receipt of a one-page letter of inquiry. Internal review may include request for additional information, meeting, and invitation to submit a full proposal per application.
For more information contact Court Gould, Vice President of Community Impact, at 814-454-0843.