Grantee Resources

Capacity Building & Technical Assistance

In addition to funding, North Star Fund helps provide skills development through workshops in grassroots fundraising, board development, volunteer management, communications strategy, and more. We pool our efforts with a collaborative of other funders through the New York City Capacity Building Collaborative to provide the highest quality resources and workshops to our grantees.

We also support the Advocacy Institute, a legislative advocacy training center for social justice and movement-building organizations seeking policy change in New York City and State. Advocacy Institute is supported by North Star Fund and requires a subscription from grantees.

If you are a current grantee and there are topics that would be helpful to your work, please let us know.

Download Report Forms

If you are a current grantee and need to download a copy of our report form to fill out, please use the following links to download Word Documents:

Follow-Up Report Form for Catalyst Grants, Grassroots Action Grants, Movement Leadership Grants, and Innovative Activism Grants

Donor Advised and Rapid Response Follow Up Report Form

If you are unsure which report form to use, contact Catherine Eusebio, Program Officer, at or (212) 620-9110.

More Resources

Arts and Social Change Funders Directory from Americans for the Arts

How Unions and 501c3 Organizations Can Maximize Their Power to Make Policy Change – a publication by Alliance for Justice on frequently asked questions and misconceptions about lobbying and advocacy for nonprofits.

List of Organizations that Provide Fiscal Sponsorship

Grantee Lunch & Learns

North Star Fund hosts lunches that focus on different communications skills for grantees. Here are summaries and materials from previous Lunch & Learns:

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