Nonprofit Capacity Grant Benefits

Grant Levels BRONZE SILVER GOLD
Grant Value $10,000-$25,000 $25,000-$35,000 $35,000-$60,000
Match Amount DC-based: $750

Outside DC: $1,000
DC-based: $1,250

Outside DC: $1,750
DC-based: $2,500

Outside DC: $3,500
 
Grant Benefits
  BRONZE SILVER GOLD
AIRTIME
  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA) AIRING One (1) distinct PSA
Up to two (2) distinct PSAs
Up to three (3) distinct PSAs
(aired throughout program schedule) (aired throughout program schedule) (primetime placement throughout)
  PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT One (1) appearance on DCTV’s Impact Moment or similar package Two (2) feature appearances on a DCTV-produced flagship show Two (2) feature appearances on a DCTV-produced flagship show and one (1) DCTV-produced PSA
  PROGRAM PROMOS n/a Advanced promotion of appearances Advanced promotion of appearances (primetime placement)
  COMMUNITY CALENDAR Priority placement for on-air listing of their events in the Community Bulletin
  PRE-PACKAGED CONTENT Schedule, promote, televise, stream your organization's pre-packaged content and/or programming
CREATIVE SERVICES
  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA) DEVELOPMENT DIY resource toolkit for self-production Consultation call and resources for guided self-production PSA production by DCTV
  FEATURED MINI-DOCUMENTARY n/a n/a One 2-5 minute documentary of your work in the District (counts as one of your Program Spotlights)
  CONTENT REPACKAGING
FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
n/a One (1) repackaged clip from appearance on DCTV Two (2) repackaged clips from appearances on DCTV
TRAINING
  REVENUE ENERGIZER TRAINING Revenue Energizer will equip you to tell stories of transformation that drive impact and increase revenue
  MOBILE MEDIA TRAINING Instruction on creating and optimizing videos on cell phones and tablets using latest editing apps
EVENTS
  VOICE AWARDS One (1) complimentary ticket Two (2) complimentary tickets Three (3) complimentary tickets
  NETWORKING EVENTS Access to exclusive gatherings for DCTV grantees and community partners
STAFF ACCESS
  AUTHORIZED DESIGNEES Primary contact, plus one (1) Primary contact, plus two (2) Primary contact, plus three (3)
  VOLUNTEER NETWORK Access to exclusive list of DCTV-trained and certified volunteer producers and crew
 
Additional Discounts
  BRONZE SILVER GOLD
CREATIVE SERVICES
  IN-HOUSE, OFF-SITE, AND/OR POST- PRODUCTION 5% discount on creative services 10% discount on creative services 15% discount on creative services
TRAINING
  MEDIA EDUCATION CLASSES 5% discount on all class registrations 10% discount on all class registrations 15% discount on all class registrations
  CUSTOM MEDIA EDUCATION 15% discount on custom production workshop or consultation
FACILITIES
  EVENT SPACE 5% discount on renting event space 10% discount on renting event space 15% discount on renting event space
  STUDIOS (SET OR GREEN SCREEN) 4 guaranteed hours per grant cycle 10 guaranteed hours per grant cycle 16 guaranteed hours per grant cycle
  EDITING BAYS 8 guaranteed hours per grant cycle 16 guaranteed hours per grant cycle 24 guaranteed hours per grant cycle
  EQUIPMENT RENTAL (OFF-SITE) Two (2) guaranteed days per grant cycle Four (4) guaranteed days per grant cycle Six (6) guaranteed days per grant cycle
NOTE: Certification is required for all use of equipment and facilities. Use of facilities or equipment does not include creative support.
Additional time for studio use, editing bays, and equipment rental may be granted upon request, subject to availability. Training by DCTV professional staff is available in production (studio use), Adobe Premiere software (editing bays), and cinematography (equipment rental).
STAFF ACCESS
  ADDITIONAL DESIGNEES $40 each $30 each $20 each

 

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DCTV Capacity Building Grant FAQs

DCTV Application Reference Guide

 

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The DCTV capacity building grant program offers eligible nonprofits an array of benefits that build organizational communications and storytelling capability and provides an ongoing presence on cable television. We designed these grants to offer training and expert guidance to the nonprofit community, which enables you to robustly expand your impact within the DC community.

“Grant Level” is the amount of money your organization contributes to receive the grant. The grant term is initially one year and requires a very small organizational match. DCTV will provide documentation so that you can appropriately record “in-kind” services in your financial records. Grants may be extended or renewed with DCTV approval.