Applications are currently being accepted for a program that aims to help nonprofits in Camden expand their impact.
Hopeworks and the Hummel Family Fund announced it will accept submissions until Feb. 28 for the Camden Capacity Fund, which assists nonprofits and small businesses in the city with web development, mapping and data analysis, and trauma-informed training.
According to Hopeworks, the Fund seeks to bridge the investing gap in smaller nonprofits in the community.
Projects will be evaluated on community impact, internal capacity, timeline, strategy and overall commitment to investment. Winners will be announced in March, and for those submissions not chosen, Hopeworks said its staff will provide feedback to help inform applications for the next round of projects.
“At Hopeworks, we’ve seen first-hand the impact of investing in our talented young people and local organizations in Camden,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “Thanks to the Hummel Family Fund, we can use the expertise of the young people at Hopeworks to help other Camden nonprofits set up the technical infrastructure to grow and develop.”
Hopeworks said it has trained more than 3,000 young people since its founding in 2000 on state-of-the-art computer applications. Through education, technology and entrepreneurship, the organization aims to help young people in Camden “build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty” in the city.
Organizations can apply to the Camden Capacity Fund through the online portal here apply.