Capacity Building

The Washtenaw Coordinated Funding model consists of six partners meeting the needs of our community’s most vulnerable in four (4) priority areas through three (3) funding components intended to: support human services programming; build nonprofit capacity; foster community collaboration and systems-level change.


As part of the Coordinated Funding model, the Funders seek to strengthen the Health & Human Services sector through capacity building grants.

Capacity Building grants are intended to increase a nonprofit’s effectiveness across areas of operations, leadership & governance, fundraising, and program/service delivery in the community. NEW | Solutions for Nonprofits provides Capacity Building and Project Management services to the selected grantees.

Current Investments

Click here to see our 2016 Capacity Building Investments.

Click here to see our 2015 Capacity Building Investments.

Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) at the University of Michigan

We’re proud to partner with CTAC, a community-university partnership convened to serve a universal need identified by community partners around data and evaluation.

CTAC’s work is grounded in meaningful community-university partnerships that foster a culture of learning and improvement so that together we have the capability to build thriving, equitable, and just communities.

CTAC partnerships focus on supporting nonprofits, schools, and governmental organizations to build capacity, while meeting the educational goals of students. They are invested in sustainable solutions that advance the impact of our partners’ work toward key quality of life outcomes, and bolster their capacity to tell their stories, and secure funding. Take a look of the menu of services to get a sense of how the team can partner with you.