Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program 2019

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Organizational Information

Application Contact Information

Highest Paid Staff

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Eligibility Organization Criteria
The primary organization eligibility criteria are:
  1. Small, culturally specific organizations that primarily serve historically underserved cultural communities. This includes organizations where the majority of management or board of directors' positions are held by members of these cultural communities and the programs are designed to serve these cultural communities.
  2. Nonprofit organizations, including 501(c)(3) organizations and unincorporated groups which have a fiscal sponsor.
  3. Organizations with current annual budgets with expenses less than $500,000.
Grantees from the pilot 2017 grant cycle are NOT eligible for this grant round. This decision was made in order to ensure other emerging organizations have access to this grant program.

Eligible Program Activities

Organizational Infrastructure Improvement

Grants under this activity area can be used to improve internal organizational infrastructure. Eligible activities under this category include hiring staff or consultants to assist with: developing database management systems; developing financial systems; and, building other administrative systems needed to increase the organization’s ability to access and sustain new funding sources. Other eligible expenses include investments in technology to improve internal infrastructure.


Organizational Workforce Development

Grants under this activity area can be used to increase workforce capacity that builds the organization’s infrastructure. Eligible activities include hiring culturally competent staff or consultants to expand programming capacity; providing training and skills development; and, implementing other methods of increasing staff capacity.


Organizational Partnerships

Grants under this activity area can be used to create partnerships with other organizations to increase capacity. Eligible activities include the creation and expansion of partnerships with existing organizations that possess a specialized expertise; and, the creation of partnerships to increase the capacity of the grantee organizations to improve services for the community.


This is not an exhaustive list of activities which can be funded by this grant program. Propel Nonprofits will work with grant applicants to determine how and if their proposed activities fit within the eligible activities listed above.

Proposal Information

Amount and Term Desired

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Narrative Questions

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Project Budget and Financial Questions
Project Revenue Source Amounts

Project Expense Amounts

If you have a fiscal sponsor, please attach the following documents

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Requested Documentation
In addition to the narrative questions, the following documentation is requested in the application.