At a Glance

Jumpstart is a yearlong program administered by Network for Good (NFG) to build fundraising capacity for nonprofit organizations.

This includes:

  • Twice-monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified Personal Fundraising Coach.
  • Donor Management, email blast, and fundraising software to raise funds through online donations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Template library for fundraising tools such as fundraising plans, board development exercises, grant writing tips, special event plans, etc.
  • Monthly webinars to help you develop and accomplish your fundraising goals.

The full Jumpstart Program costs $5,200 per nonprofit. Central Carolina Community Foundation will provide up to five (5) nonprofits with a matching $4,200 grant for them to contract with NFG to increase their fundraising capacity. In turn, the nonprofits will pay the remaining balance of $1,000 and enjoy services for a year.

This Grant Will Not Fund

  • Organizations that have operated for less than one year
  • Public entities, educational institutions or faith-based institutions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Organizations must be able to fully utilize the Network for Good customer relationship management software for at least one year.
  • Organizations must have at least one staff person who can commit at least 5 hours per week on fundraising and development activities.
  • Organizations must be willing to make the $1,000 matching co-payment.
  • Organizations must be determined as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organizations must be physically located in one of the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter

Grant Amount

Grantees will receive a $4,200 grant. They must match this with $1,000 in order to contract with NFG.

How to Apply

*The 2019 Jumpstart Grant Application is now CLOSED. The application will reopen in September 2020.*

Review Process

  • Interested nonprofits will attend the program information session or view the Jumpstart webinar prior to completing the grant application.
  • Jumpstart staff will review applications and determine organization eligibility and readiness.
  • Community Impact Committee will review the recommendations from Jumpstart staff, select the organizations that will receive a grant and submit their recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
  • The Board of Trustees will vote to approve, or not, the committee’s recommendation.


September 1-30 — Applications accepted

Mid-November — Grantees notified (declinations will be emailed)

December — Grantees contract with NFG (full payment due)

Project Timeline — January 1 – December 30

March, June, September — quarterly check-ins with grantees and NFG

Grant Period

The Jumpstart Program will run January 1-December 31, 2020.