Equipping nonprofits and nonprofit leaders with the tools, knowledge, and support to accelerate their impact. The Grunin Capacity Brand Icon represents this network of non-profit leaders as they navigate sea change with six key C’s: Curiosity, Conversation, Collaboration, Community, Compassion, Capacity.

Why do we focus on Capacity Building?

We believe when our local nonprofits thrive, our community will thrive. We also understand that not all nonprofits have the same access to social and human capital.

This is why we created Grunin Capacity - to help nonprofits and nonprofit leaders accelerate their impact. Through this initiative, the Grunin Foundation offers an array of resources, events and opportunities geared at supporting changemakers, fostering collaboration and amplifying diverse leadership for greater impact.

Capacity Building Programs

Catapult Institute

Formerly Catapult Your Capacity (CYC), the Catapult Institute offers training, networking, mentorship opportunities, and resources to local nonprofit professionals. Our Catapult Training Series features top nonprofit experts on a range of popular topics selected to power learning and foster divergent thinking.

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Grunin Fellowship (Coming Soon)

The Grunin Fellowship recognizes exceptional leaders who are advancing innovative solutions and bold strategies for the Central Jersey Shore. Each fellowship cohort will receive ongoing support that includes; technical assistance, training, and executive coaching. We see this as an incredible opportunity to amplify diverse leaders.

Grantmaking for Capacity Building

From time to time, the Grunin Foundation makes capacity-building grants to help nonprofit organizations improve their systems and operations to better serve their community and accelerate their impact.

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Capacity Building Resources

Behind the Board - Jay Grunin

Jay Grunin is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Grunin Foundation.

Behind the Board - Jeremy Grunin

Jeremy Grunin is President of the Grunin Foundation, as well as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Grunin Foundation Board.

Behind the Board - Laurie Goganzer

Laurie Goganzer is the President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County and Grunin Foundation Board member.

Help Us Build Capacity for Social Innovation

Are you interested in empowering youth changemakers, amplifying diverse leadership, or empowering communities that center equity at the Central Jersey Shore?

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