Community Foundation of Boone County’s BUILDING CAPACITY: BUILDING COMMUNITY Program CONTINUES.

Applications Now open to Boone county Serving Organizations.

The Community Foundation of Boone County is proud and excited to announce the 2020 Building Capacity: Building Community program, CFBC’s initiative to provide activities and grants designed to improve and enhance a local nonprofit organizations’ ability to achieve its mission and sustainability.

After the success of the last two years Building Capacity: Building Community initiative, we are expanding programming to include six more organizations serving Boone County needs,” said Barb Schroeder, Program Director for CFBC.

In 2020, Building Capacity: Building Community will consist of two programs to choose from.


  • Four (4) nonprofit executive leaders or senior staff will be selected for personalized executive leadership coaching and exclusive cohort learning opportunities. This program begins on March 7, 2020 for the chosen participants. In 2019, Cynthia Young, Executive Director of SullivanMunce Cultural Center, and Pam Verbarg, Executive Director of The ARC of Greater Boone County were selected to further develop their leadership skills, guiding the organizations in today’s ever changing society. For full details on the 2020 program, click here: Rozzi Leadership Development & Executive Program.

“The Rozzi Leadership Program was transformative for me.  I will be able to use what I learned not only in my present job position, but in future positions, board appointments, self-employment or wherever life takes me.  I learned a lot about myself and my leadership style -how to apply it as I work with my Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, but also with donors, partners and collaborations.” -Cynthia Young, 2019 Leadership Program Participant

2.Deep Dive Capacity Building Grants

  • Two (2) organizations will be selected to participate in a professional consultant lead, deep dive assessment of organizational needs. CFBC will then provide a grant based on the assessment so the organization can address those needs. This program will operate on a timeline, located below. In 2019, Boone County Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Club of Boone County were selected to take their great programs to the next level. Read the full details on the 2020 program here: 2020 Capacity Building Grant Guidelines.

Applications are now closed. The deadline to submit for 2020 was 12:00pm, January 31, 2020. 

Please contact us with your questions at 765-482-0024 or