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Deer Creek Fund

Grants to Benefit Communities in Colorado and Idaho

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Foundation / Corporation

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Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

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Grants are available for non-profit organizations located in either Colorado or Idaho for programs and projects that improve the quality of life of residents of either state. The goal of the funding is to ensure that all people have their basic needs met, as well as to promote self-sufficiency. The Foundation prioritizes funding for programs that focus on any of the following categories:

* Community and Social Services
* Education
* Youth
* Health
* Civic and Culture
* Seniors

The Johnson Foundation considers each grant application carefully. In evaluating requests, the Foundation values the following in organizations:

* Client-focused and results-oriented
* High quality services
* Innovation
* Leadership in their field
* Demonstration of best practices
* Efficient use of resources, including minimizing administrative costs
* Collaboration with other organizations
* Commitment to public dissemination of results and outcomes
* Directors or Trustees all of whom regularly contribute to the organization

The Foundation also expects applicant organizations to:
* Identify real problems/needs in the community consistent with Johnson Foundation mission and values
* Evaluate opportunities for change in the nature and delivery of their services
* Design, develop and deliver measurable and manageable solutions
* Address causes rather than symptoms
* Create leverage
* Be sustainable
* Demonstrate the potential for replication of the project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126975


Pre-Application Information:

A letter of intent is required for first time applicants and will be available online from January 17, 2012.

Contact Information:

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

1700 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80290-1718
Fax: 303-861-0607

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado;   Idaho