State Councils Capacity-Building Grant

The CIC Capacity-Building Grant Program was created to provide “seed money” grants for State Councils to enhance or expand their capacity to raise money to support their programs and member colleges. The grants are intended to provide start-up funding for new fundraising programs, particularly those which are targeted at attracting new donors and new financial support, or focus on other ways to enhance fundraising or organizational capacity for the future.

Current Status

Since the program’s inception, $551,674 has been distributed to fund 64 grant programs.


Only CIC State Council Members may apply for Capacity-Building Grant funding.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the grant application, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, director of State Councils and networks support, at (202) 466-7230 or

About CIC’s State Councils

Learn more about CIC’s State Councils, including the array of programs and opportunities that are available to members.