In January 2023, the Natrona Collective Health Trust will be introducing an additional avenue of funding for area organizations. Boost grants are intended to give Natrona County nonprofits a lift by supporting internal infrastructure improvements. Organizations will have the opportunity to apply for up to $15,000 to address internal issues, build infrastructure, or increase capacity.
This grant is available to any Natrona County nonprofit that meets the eligibility criteria, even if they do not work in NCHT’s core action areas. Natrona County nonprofits can use Boost grant funds to increase internal capacity across the organization, ensuring that they are well-equipped to further and fulfill their missions. Some examples of capacity building activities include, but are not limited to:
- Technology enhancement
- Board development
- DEIJ training for staff and board
- Strategic planning
Boost grant funding is open to organizations that have not received NCHT funding in the past as well as all current grantees who have been awarded funding.
Unlike the NCHT’s general operating funding, Boost grants will be restricted to a specific project described in the application. The application process for Boost grants will look different from NCHT’s previous grant offerings, as it must include a description of the problem and an outline of how applicants will use NCHT funding to address the issue, as well as financial and budget details.
Complete details on the application process will be shared in the coming weeks, and NCHT will host a virtual Q&A event for their spring slate of grants, including the Boost grant, on January 26, 2023, at 11 a.m. Interested nonprofits are encouraged to save the date and follow NCHT’s newsletter, website, and social media pages for registration information in the new year. Applications will open on February 22, and will remain open as long as designated funds are available.
NCHT is excited to launch this new grant program and to continue their support for Natrona County nonprofits. For more information about Boost grants, the application, or grant process please contact Grants Manager Jeremy Yates. Any questions regarding eligibility, request amounts, or program questions please contact either Senior Director of Programs & Community Development, Samantha Smith and Ray Pacheco.