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The FUND believes that non-monetary resources often have an equal or greater value than cash grants, especially to small grassroots organizations. The FUND commits considerable staff and volunteer time to support community-based organizations with skill-building opportunities, convenings, informational resources, and free tailored consulting and facilitation services through its Capacity Building Program.

We specialize in working with progressive individuals and community groups who can identify unmet needs and have a vision and plan for meeting them, but lack some technical skills or track record to make them succeed. These groups usually have little or no money for training, are in the critical time of initiating a new project, or are empowering segments of our community normally without financial resources to organize.
We strive to ensure our services remain accessible. Our regular formal training opportunities continue to have a nominal and sliding scale fee structure so that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. In addition, we strive to ensure that all of our facilitation and consulting services are available in Spanish and ASL as well as in English.