The Statewide Capacity Collaborative (SCC) serves as a hub for a core group of grantmakers in Washington to align, collaborate and strategize on how to best strengthen and support the capacity of nonprofits and the statewide nonprofit ecosystem.

We envision a healthy and resilient nonprofit sector where individual nonprofits thrive, communities work collectively to address their needs and the sector is seen as a force for change.

In early 2010, the SCC was formed under the belief that a healthy nonprofit sector is vital to the quality of our communities. Given the lingering effects of the recession, the SCC both felt an urgency and saw an opportunity for grantmakers to increase their commitment, leadership and action to work collectively to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector.

To date we’ve made aligned investments of over $5 million across the state, as well as $600,000 through a pooled fund. The SCC is prioritizing investments in three separate but complementary areas:

  1. efforts that elevate the profile of the sector through advocacy and public policy
  2. strategies to effectively deliver capacity building knowledge and broaden the availability of tools and resources.
  3. leadership development at local, regional and statewide levels.