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Grants generally ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to Colorado non-profit organizations and public agencies that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. Organizations are encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to application to determine eligibility. The bulk of the Foundation’s grants are made in the following categories: improving the lives of individuals, promoting self-sufficiency, and community development.
The Foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. The Foundation provides funding for programs and services in Colorado and aims for an even distribution of grants between organizations serving Colorado’s rural and urban communities.
The Foundation devotes much of its grantmaking to basic human needs. Funding resources are generally concentrated in the following areas:
-Civic, Community and Capacity Building
-Humane Animal Services
-Low Income Housing
Recognizing that organizational infrastructure is a necessity, the Foundation welcomes requests for general operating support and efforts designed to promote increased organizational capacity. The Foundation also accepts requests for specific programs. The Foundation occasionally issues a challenge grant instead of an outright grant.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Ms. Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, Chair and President