ARCHES has evolved from being a grant-making organization to providing capability development support to its collaboratives to ensure their long-term sustainability. Currently, ARCHES Alliance members receive targeted support from ARCHES in the following areas:
- Fundraising: ARCHES Alliance members receive communications throughout the year about funding opportunities that are relevant to their work. ARCHES also provides assistance in proposal development to support collaboratives in their work.
- Strategic Planning and Resource Alignment: Through the EdCAR evaluation tool, ARCHES and its collaboratives are able to assess the degree to which their organizational structure is aligned to their efforts in achieving their primary objectives.
- Staffing: ARCHES just-in-time service structure is designed to help collaboratives fill resource gaps on their teams. ARCHES may provide temporary support from within ARCHES staff for short-term projects, provide collaboratives with professional development in order to build internal capacity, or assist collaboratives in their recruitment efforts.