Submitted by Jean Butzen on March 18, 2014 - 12:44

Upcoming Collaboration Funding Deadline: CCT Organizational Development and Collaboration

Are you considering a merger, program/administrative partnership, sharing services, an alliance, or some other type of collaboration with a two or more nonprofit agencies? If so, you should know that The Chicago Community Trust has an upcoming deadline for their Organizational and Development and Collaboration Fund.

Currently, the Trust is accepting proposals by RFP, or at the request of providers interested in merging multiple provider organizations or developing shared services or collaborations that result in significant cost savings that can be converted to program service provision. Successful applicants will need to show:

  • Proposed merger, collaborative or shared services will save significant amounts of money above the foundation’s investment.
  • The proposed project will result in maintenance or improvement in service quality.
  • The project will produce results within a reasonable time period.

If this is of interest to your organization, you are encouraged to RSVP for the Wednesday, April 2nd  Information Session, held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Chicago Community Trust offices. For more information, and to see a sample RFP, please go here. Also, contact Jim Lewis, Senior Program Officer at the Chicago Community Trust jlewis@cct.org.