Agency Capacity Building

The Children’s Services Council (CSC) is committed to supporting and strengthening emerging and niche agencies that provide services for children and families in Broward County.  We work in partnership with those agencies’ leadership to support organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
In an effort to maximize social impact, the CSC coordinates the Agency Capacity Building Committee (ACB), which is co-chaired by Council members Ana Valladares and Commissioner Beam Furr.  The ACB provides a forum for networking and resource sharing for emerging and maturing organizational leaders. It also offers an array of fast paced training opportunities to expand leadership’s organizational tool box through seminar boot camps, newsletters containing grant opportunities & other useful information as well as technical assistance.

Agency Capacity Building and Leadership Trainings Sponsored by CSC
Title Date
Grant Writing: Start Today July 28, 2017
Grant Writing: Next Steps August 18, 2017
Love Your Donors! August 23, 2017
You Got the Grant! Now What? September 8, 2017



Bike & Build: Competitive Grant Program - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to support the efforts of affordable housing organizations by funding projects that expand opportunities to mobilize youth and/or young adults to get involved in addressing the need for affordable housing. Supported organizations must substantially involve and engage youth and/or young adults in project planning and implementation.

Deadline: 6/2/2017
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The Brookdale Foundation: Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP): Local and Regional Initiative - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to develop and expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting. Successful applicants will utilize funds to start new or expand current services, collaborate with community organizations or other service systems, or create sustainable programs.

Deadline: 6/15/2017
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Margaret McCartney & R. Parks Williams Foundation (Florida) - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to support projects engaging in charitable, educational, literary, scientific, or religious purposes; projects providing rehabilitative services for veterans; and projects that prevent cruelty to children. Funds will support projects, general operating expenses, or scholarships.

Deadline: 7/1/2017
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The Bill Belichick Foundation Grants - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to support deserving athletic communities or organizations in need of financial support. This program intends to foster a love of sports, coaching, and teambuilding to the athletic leaders of tomorrow, with a focus on the sports of football and lacrosse.

Deadline: 7/1/2017
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Dr. C. Moorer & Associates, Inc.: "From Failure to Promise" K-12 Educators' Grants - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to motivate, energize, and catapult K-12 students and youth in reaching their full potential in the subject areas of literacy, math, science, and technology. Funding will assist educators and youth group leaders at schools, libraries, and community-based organizations with creating new and innovative ways to implement the tenets of Dr. Cleamon Moorer's book From Failure to Promise.

Deadline: 7/31/2017
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JPMorgan Chase Foundation: U.S. Domestic Grants (Select Areas) - FY 2017
The purpose of this program is to help communities address economic and social challenges and to navigate the complex global economy.

Rolling deadline
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Meeting Dates for 2017

The ACB Committee meets on a quarterly basis from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Children's Services Council.
Meeting dates are as follows:
January 25, 2017
April 26, 2017
August 23, 2017
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