DCP Nonprofit Grant Opportunity

At Dewlyn Capital Partners (DCP), giving back is a vital part of our culture.

We are guided by a simple belief: Do the right thing- with decency and in order - for our employees, grant-writers and researchers, our customers and our communities. We do this in several ways: volunteerism through SCORE (an SBA national small business mentoring organization), offering free and low cost training for entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations,  corporate giving, and through our Nonprofit Start-up Grant.

2018 Grant Applications are accepted August 1, 2018 through September 1, 2018, 11:59pm EST.



Dewlyn Capital Partners (DCP) awards start-up grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (only).  Preference is given to nonprofit organizations in our service area with-whom we have been affiliated with including:  Community Heroes Membership, Grant-Writing Services, and/or attendance at one of our nonprofit trainings.

Grant applications will be reviewed (by an independent committee) in October.  Award Notices will be sent in November.

Our focus areas are: Arts and Culture, Education, Community and Economic Development, Social Justice & Advocacy, and Human Services.


DCP gives preference to projects that can be completed within 6 months, run on small budgets, and projects that are less likely to receive other corporate, foundation, institutional or government funding. 


DCP is committed to helping new nonprofit organizations get their start. We recognize that starting up is a process that may take more than a year; therefore, we offer grants to nonprofits that received their 501(c)(3) status within the last 3 years.

Although we won't necessarily refuse "repeat" applications, it is unlikely that we will fund the same organization twice.


DCP  is a small family owned business, which is why we try to make grants where a small, one-time grant can have a big impact. Generally, we try to offer grants that help projects become sustainable. So, we usually don't fund  things like plane tickets or one-time performances, etc


DCP makes grants anywhere in the United States.  


We do not fund Organizations that are not 501(c)3 public charities and:

• Individuals, for any purpose (e.g. hardship, illness, scholarship)
• Political candidates, committees, or organizations
• Athletes, teams, sporting events or tournaments of any kind
• Fraternal, labor, social, or veterans organizations
• Churches, with the exception of nonsectarian outreach programs that benefits the whole community
• Individual K-12 schools and public service agencies such as police and fire departments
• Organizations that discriminate against people on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin
• Requests to fund publications, or audio or video productions, unless they serve as supporting materials to a project within our focus

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.Mother Teresa
Funding Amount:  Up to $2,500
This Nonprofit Start-Up Grant can be used for:

DCP funding may be used for project operating expenses, materials and activities that help your work become more sustainable, such as organization-building materials like flyers, pamphlets or websites. It can cover training and recruiting expenses like meeting space costs. And it can also cover long-lasting items like software (things that you only need to buy once, but that can really advance your work.)

This Nonprofit Grant cannot be used for:
  • Regular ongoing salaries, or office space rental.
  • The expansion of an existing project (like adding offices)
  • The operating expenses of existing projects
  • Lobbying or election campaigns.
  • Dance contest
  • Animal rescue
  • Athletic programs
  • Tuition grants or scholarships