Potomac Health Foundation Awards Capacity Building Grants

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Provided by Potomac Health Foundation

Potomac Health Foundation (PHF) awarded grants to provide capacity building opportunities for community partners. The objectives of these grants are to provide technical assistance opportunities for current Foundation grantee partners and to build non-profit support infrastructure in the Potomac Health Foundation geographic service area, which includes eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities.

PHF Board of Directors awarded a total of $140,748 to four organizations: BoardSource, GuideStar, Prince William Public Library System, The Foundation Center. Descriptions of these grants are provided below.

BoardSource: This grant will support a board governance workshop for all Foundation grantees and an in-depth training series for a cohort of grantee organization Executive Directors and Board Chairs. The series is designed to strengthen organizations by providing tools and learning on strategic board composition, board recruitment, succession planning, and engaging the board as strategic fundraisers.

GuideStar: Guidestar will work with Foundation grantees in elevating their profiles on GuideStar through an in-person workshop and follow up so that grantees can achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS)/The Foundation Center: PHF awarded grants to PWPLS and The Foundation Center to establish a Funding Information Network location at Chinn Park Regional Library. The network provides tools and resources consisting of Foundation Center databases, publications, and other services useful to grantseekers. The online database will be installed on the PWPLS network. Staff within the PWPLS MAGIC (Management and Government Information Center) will be cross trained on how to use the network and assist grant researchers. The Foundation Center and Chinn will also partner to offer in-person and streamed training opportunities on a variety of topics.

“We are excited to offer these services to our grantee partners and the community at large,” said Susie Lee, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Strengthening our partner organizations and ensuring they are functioning to their highest potential is a crucial part of ensuring a healthy community.”

Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to increase the health of the community by increasing access to health care for the medically underserved.



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