What We Do
We link organizations to funding, technology, workspace and skilled support.
FCDE offers small grants through a participatory process that builds grassroots partners’ proposal writing, budgeting, project design and evaluation skills. These grants are intentionally flexible, and we encourage partners to use this opportunity to apply for difficult-to-fund projects, such as piloting a new idea, gathering evidence for their existing model, investing in much-needed equipment, or a venture to generate income for the organization.
We work with partners to develop and implement individual fundraising strategies, including conducting targeted donor prospect research, sharing relevant calls for applications, crafting compelling project language, and providing one-on-one proposal development support. Most partners have never received an external grant prior to working with FCDE. Regional Resource Centers serve as community hubs where local organizations gather for access to computers and internet, workspace and training in IT and communications. We have an open door policy so that partners can just walk in and access technology, receive one-on-one support, or use our team as a sounding board to talk through a new idea.
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GRASSROOTS PARTNER: The Purple Ray
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