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15 Forever Fund Grant

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits to Address
the Needs of Youth in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation Boulder County - 15 Forever Fund

Deadline Date:

03/15/20 Midnight (Receipt)

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations including government, faith-based, and educational institutions to address the needs of children and youth in eligible regions. Grant funds may be used for programs, projects, or to support general operations. Eligible applicants must provide homelessness intervention and/or prevention services within Boulder County for the benefit of Boulder County youth residents between ages 0-18 years old.

The intention of 15 Forever is to address the needs and concerns of Boulder County youth from a peer perspective. This year’s 15 Forever Youth Advisory Committee is now accepting grant proposals to address youth homelessness in Boulder County. Youth homelessness disproportionately affects LGBTQ Youth and contributes to food insecurity and education inequality.

The 15 Forever YouthBoard wants to fund organizations that provide either homelessness intervention and/or prevention services. The universe of eligible intervention and prevention services is diverse and broad. Eligible services may include, but are not limited to, medical, career development, financial literacy, or housing support. Funding can be used for a project, program, or general operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126759

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must currently be recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States, including governmental, educational, and religious institutions. Groups or organizations that do not have such designation may only apply in partnership with an IRS-qualified entity as a fiscal sponsor.

The organization applying must provide homelessness intervention and/or prevention services within Boulder County for the benefit of Boulder County youth residents between ages 0-18 years old.

The Community Foundation does not make grants to organizations where grant money from unrestricted or field of interest funds would be used to advance a particular political or religious doctrine.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule:
- March 15, 2020: Due date: Applications received after midnight will not be accepted.
- April 3, 2020: Grant Finalists notified
- April 14, 2020: Finalist Presentation date: If you make it to the finals, you will be asked to present to the 15 Forever Committee on April 14, 2020. The presentations will be 10-15 minutes long and given anytime between 5:00-8:00pm at the main Boulder Library. The presentations will be a brief summary of your organization and program with time left for a Q & A session.
- Late April: Announcement date: You will be notified of the 15 Forever Committee’s final decisions by the end of April.
- April 28, 2020: Year-End Celebration: Grant Winners are invited to attend and be celebrated at the year-end event.
- July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021: The funding period. A final grant report is due by August 31, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online using the online grant application.

New applicants are encouraged to view the online training video for instructions on registering and applying online. View the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE.

Once the application has been submitted, an automatic email receipt will be sent confirming that all application materials were successfully received. If your organization submitted an application and received funding from the Community Foundation in the past 12 months, you are required to complete the Progress Report section of the online application form for each grant awarded.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=commfound

For more information, please contact the 15 Forever Program at 15forever@youthroots.org.

Community Foundation Boulder County
1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.442.0436

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USA: Colorado: Boulder County

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