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Member Scholarships & Mini-Grant Program

The CNP proudly offers scholarships and mini-grants to support our members and local nonprofits. Thanks to your participation in our courses and trainings, we are able to give back to the nonprofit community.


 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a member of the Center for Nonprofits
  • Must qualify as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3)
  • Paid staff, board members, and key volunteers of CNP member organizations are considered eligible applicants
  • All outstanding invoices for membership, prior training and/or consulting services must be paid in full at the time of application
  • Scholarships are not available for events with fees less than $50

Scholarships are awarded typically in partial amounts and the percentage varies depending on the length of workshop and the ability of the organization to fund the workshop fee.  Other considerations are given to the availability of funds for professional development from the participant’s organization, number of scholarships awarded to the organization during the calendar year, and extenuating circumstances. 

To express your interest in receiving a scholarship, please complete the from below at least three business days in advance of the workshop.  Applications will be reviewed by the CNP staff at the beginning of each week, and you will be notified via email regarding your application. 

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If awarded a scholarship, a participant will be required to provide a brief report on how the information gained from the workshop was used in their work setting.  The report should be between 300-500 words and will be due 6 months following the workshop date.  This information will be used to help the CNP determine how its training offerings have positively impacted our member nonprofit organizations and as a result, the community.   The report will also provide guidance for determining future CNP training programs.   


 Mini-Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a member of the Center for Nonprofits
  • Must qualify as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3)
  • All outstanding invoices for membership, prior training and/or consulting services must be paid in full at the time of application

Mini-grants are available to eligible applicants seeking consulting services through the CNP.  They are awarded based on the need and ability of the organization to fund the service.  

To express your interest in receiving a mini-grant, please contact Laura McCann at lauramccann@cnpchatt.org.   

If awarded a mini-grant, the organiztion will be required to provide a brief report on how the CNP service impacted their organization.  The report should be between 300-500 words and will be due 6 months following the end of the consulting contract.  This information will be used to help the CNP determine how its services have positively impacted our member nonprofit organizations and as a result, the community.   The report will also provide guidance for determining future CNP efforts.