Strong Organizations

Integral to the Strong Field Project’s efforts to build leadership within the domestic violence field was a commitment to helping organizations develop the resources and tools they need to succeed. In partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California, the Strong Field Project’s Organizational Strengthening Grants (OSG) provided 27 organizations with capacity-building support. As a result, grantees developed tools, best practices, and models to improve leadership and processes internally while being a model for others in the field.

Organizational Strengthening Grant recipients were selected through a rigorous application process in which organizations were chosen to strengthen their capacity, and in turn the field’s capacity, through collaboration, innovative organizational structures, improved fundraising, strategic communications or financial planning.

From mergers to multimedia campaigns, partnerships to organizational transitions, Organizational Strengthening Grants directly impacted 138 individuals and countless organizations. The learnings from grantees are now being shared to inspire other domestic violence organizations.

Learn about the impact of the Organizational Strengthening Grants in this new case study, check out case studies about how grantees have inspired change, and access project tools to use as templates and best practices. 

“At the organizational level, [the Strong Field Project] enabled us to engage in training our board and staff in the use of a data-driven evaluative community engagement framework, and in thinking of new ways of developing synergized partnerships with agencies.”
– Organizational Strengthening Grantee


of Organizational Strengthening Grant participants noted an increase in organizational readiness and capacity to change as a result of the Strong Field Project

Managing Mergers

Learn how a Strong Field Project Organizational Strengthening Grant helped STAND! Against Domestic Violence and the Family Stress Center successfully merge together.