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The CIC Capacity-Building Grant Program was created to provide “seed money” grants for State Councils to enhance or expand their capacity to raise money to support their programs and member colleges. The grants are intended to provide start-up funding for new fundraising programs, particularly those which are targeted at attracting new donors and new financial support, or focus on other ways to enhance fundraising capacity for the future.


Do you have questions about the Capacity-Building Grant Program? Would you like to learn more about the grant program and hear examples from other state executives on past projects funded by a Capacity-Building Grant?  On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., CIC hosted a free webinar that addressed questions about CIC’s 2018–2019 Capacity-Building Grant Program and discussed the types of projects that may be funded, the application process, and the best ways your State Council might use Capacity-Building Grant funding. 

View a recording of the webinar.


Since the program's inception, $479,544 has been distributed to fund 56 grant programs.


​Only CIC State Council Members may apply for Capacity-Building Grant funding.