Our mission is to provide our collective community of grantee partners with opportunities for trainings and technical assistance to strengthen their leadership and organizational capacity. Our offerings each year address a range of skill levels and topics, including fundraising, board development, financial management, and communications. We aim to create space for organizations to learn from each other and build relationships and new partnerships.
The NYC Capacity Building Funder Collaborative began to take shape over a decade ago, when several foundations including New York Foundation partnered to provide technical assistance trainings. They began to reach out to other peer funders with the goal of creating a more lasting partnership structure that could support and provide capacity-building to more organizations across a wide range of topics on an ongoing basis. Today, the Collaborative includes 12 foundations, which each contribute financial resources and staff time. The current structure involves shared leadership among the staff of participating foundations.