August 09, 2018
The Strategic Collaboration Program is a pilot project of The Erie Community Foundation in collaboration with The Nonprofit Partnership which will provide funding to nonprofits in Erie County who engage in the creation of collaborations that will enhance their ability to serve their mission while also creating significant efficiencies.
The collaborations can range from intensive collaborations 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. The proposals made would have to include detailed projections on how the funded partnerships will create financial efficiencies commensurate with the grant amount.
Foundation consideration (on a rolling basis) starts 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.