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.


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ELIGIBILITY AND FOCUS AREAS

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.

SMALL PROJECTS

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. 

START-UP 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.

SUSTAINABILITY

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

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

DCP makes grants anywhere in the United States.  

FUNDING RESTRICTIONS

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