Is this a request for proposals or applications?
This is not a request for either proposals or applications for funding. This is a request for information about organizational capacity building providers across the United States. This RFI seeks to identify skilled local trainers who can help organizations across the country build capacity to serve their communities and to help to increase the ability to make a lasting impact. This RFI will help CZI understand how to best to develop future funding priorities.
We are a for-profit company. Should we submit?
Yes. We welcome submissions from for-profit and nonprofit entities. This RFI will help to inform future programmatic strategies, support, and funding priorities.
Are submissions welcome from outside the United States?
We are only accepting submissions from organizations or individuals in the United States. Our focus is on domestic practitioners who provide support aimed at building stronger community-led organizations in the U.S.
I am a solo practitioner. Do you still want to hear from me?
Absolutely! If you are playing a role in building strong organizations and movements,, then we want to learn about your practice.
I don’t currently focus on one of CZI’s core issue areas. Do you still want to hear from me?
Yes. While much of the work CZI focuses on will be on the issues within our core Initiatives (Justice & Opportunity, Education, and Science), your training competencies may be broadly applicable.
When is the Capacity Building Request for Information (RFI) due?
All responses to the RFI must be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT, Monday, July 29, 2019.
Can I start my RFI and come back to work on it?
Yes. The RFI submission system will allow you to save your work as you progress and return to it. Simply submit it when you are ready.
Who will be reviewing the RFI responses?
Staff from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and grantmaking consultants. We are also planning to engage external experts including other funders.
Will my submission be kept confidential?
Submissions may be shared with internal teams at CZI and outside experts. We ask that you do NOT submit confidential information.
- Sharing with Others: We may share aggregated and anonymized learnings from the RFI with the respondents and the ﬁeld to further inform future program development. Knowing that RFIs often lead to many great ideas that we may or may not be able to support down the road, we also intend to share RFI responses with other funders.
- Sharing Publicly: We may share individually identifiable information publicly in the future, with the goal of helping others connect to your services. If you do not want any of the information in your response to be made public, please indicate that via the opt-out question at the end of the survey. We will mark certain questions as “shared in the aggregate only.”
Do I need to respond to the RFI to qualify for any potential future funding related to these topics?
It is strongly advised to fill out the RFI in order to be invited to participate in future funding or contracting opportunities aimed at supporting organizational capacity builders.