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This funding program supports arts organizations that seek to enhance key operational processes, practices, and systems to build capacity, advance learning, and facilitate necessary change within the organization. 



Capacity Development Funding application deadlines for 2023 have now passed. We anticipate that the next deadline will be late February or early March 2024. Please check back here or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive updates on funding program deadlines. 



Organizations may request up to $20,000. 


Capacity Development Funding can support a range of work including, but not limited to: 

  • Feasibility studies 

  • Equity and anti-racism training and work 

  • Governance reviews 

  • Policy reviews and updates 

  • Financial systems upgrades 

  • Human resource systems 

  • Development of marketing plans 

  • Fund development assistance 

  • Technical resources, such as CRM upgrades 


When applying for funding to support the above processes, it is important to articulate the significant impact the work will have for the organization by being undertaken at this time.



Please review the Capacity Development Funding Guidelines (below) for more detailed information on this funding program. We encourage interested individuals and organizations to discuss your eligibility and the program with us prior to application. Please email Funding Manager Ayla Stephen.  

All applications must be made via our online form, please click on the button below to start your application. If you would like to work in a hard copy of the application as you prepare your submission, please download the Funding Application Template. You can then copy and paste your responses from this template into our online form.   

All project budgets submitted must use the Rozsa Foundation Funding Program Budget Template. Please complete the “Budget” column of the template. 


We encourage interested organizations to discuss eligibility and proposed projects with us prior to application. Please contact Funding Manager, Ayla Stephen, at  

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