Pontiac, MI

Pontiac Funders Collaborative awarded $117,000 grants to Pontiac's nonprofits

Motor City Beat

PONTIAC, MI - The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Pontiac Funders Collaborative has awarded a total of $117,000 grants to 14 small and medium nonprofits through the Capacity Building for Nonprofits grant program.

Sonia Plata, Co-Chair of Pontiac Funders Collaborative Advisory Council and Flagstar Bank Foundation Director, recognizes the efforts of Pontiac’s nonprofits to bring positive contributions.

“These grants will better equip them with the skills to make the most of their resources and knowledge of the community,” said Plata.

The Capacity Building Grant Program, consisting of three grant schemes, aims to enhance internal capabilities and professional development as well as promote cooperation between Pontiac nonprofit groups.

Professional Leadership Development is designated for individuals in nonprofit, civic, or community organizations to partake in professional development activities.

Organizational Development aims to support small and mid-sized nonprofits in the journey of improving their capacity to serve the community.

Meanwhile, Collaboration Development Collaboration is intended to reinforce collaboration, communication, and coordination for consensus-building, shared policies, practices, and projects among small to medium-sized nonprofits.

The Pontiac Funders Collaborative encompasses several funding agencies, managed by the Community Foundation, that work side by side with Pontiac nonprofits and local authorities. The Collaborative has provided more than $1.3 million in support of Pontiac's economic growth and prosperity.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is supported by a plethora of organizations and individuals, providing many initiatives for education, health, arts and culture, community development, human services, and civic affairs. It has distributed more than $1.2 billion across the districts of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston, through over 80,000 grants for nonprofits.

Click here to see all grants' awardees.

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