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capacity building

A modern solution with communities at the core

Catchafire helps community foundations scale capacity building resources and drive impact.

Our partners

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Community is at the heart of what you do. It fuels us too.

Foundation leaders turn to Catchafire to answer:

  • Are we deliberately including new and historically underserved nonprofits?
  • How are capacity building efforts creating long-term value for the community?
  • How are we redistributing power back to communities?
Go beyond the grant check

Give your entire nonprofit network the access to Catchafire's capacity building features, and only pay for the organizations that use it.

Bridge resource gaps

Extend resources to grantees in new ways. Our model brings added flexibility and support to nonprofits, impacting their stability and growth—and the communities they serve.

Make data-informed decisions

Real-time reports give you meaningful data about your program, grantees, and long-term impact.

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Grantee benefits

  • Access to thousands of volunteers
  • Support from our nonprofit experts
  • One-on-one coaching and professional development
  • Project templates for every need
  • Monthly trainings and events
  • Skill-building and networking with other nonprofit leaders
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Foundation benefits

  • Flexible support on a rolling basis
  • Build relationships with local nonprofits and leaders
  • Understand nonprofit needs and trends
  • Real-time data, impact stories, and downloadable reports

“Our partnership with Catchafire has amplified our resource model. When given the instruments to tackle their problems head on, nonprofits can solve some of the biggest challenges in their communities.”

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Noah Atencio
Vice President of Community Impact
Colorado Gives Foundation

Our impact


nonprofit value created


volunteer hours donated


nonprofits supported

Support BIPOC leaders

In the United States, only 25% of all nonprofit executive directors are BIPOC. At Catchafire, 61% of nonprofits have BIPOC leadership and 32% are exclusively Black-led.

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Gain skills for leadership roles 

BIPOC grantees receive first-hand knowledge and advice from expert speakers with extensive nonprofit experience. 87.5% of BIPOC leadership group attendees report an increased confidence in nonprofit leadership skills.

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Peer-to-peer learning

Catchafire hosts regular convenings to help leaders of color more easily stand up together through peer-to-peer learning, coaching, and resources.

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Tangible takeaways

Nonprofits receive coaching and support for organizational needs like strategic planning, finance, and marketing. Equip your BIPOC grantees with instant takeaways to apply to their organizations.

“When we look at how we build capacity for nonprofits, and how we provide resources that they can really use, Catchafire has been such a great way to do that.”

Headshot of Chris Lemon, Vice President for Community Investment
for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Chris Lemon
Vice President for Community Investment
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

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