Foundation / Corporation
11/17/17 - For Education Capital Grants only
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations and government agencies to renovate, construct, and purchase buildings. The Foundation will consider capital campaigns in the areas of community enrichment, social services, and education. Funding must be used for buildings owned and used by Colorado-based nonprofits.
Community Enrichment Capital Grants
-Arts and culture
-Community and multi-use facilities
Social Services Capital Grants
-Protective services, such as safehouses and children’s advocacy
Education Capital Grants
GrantWatch ID#: 170583
Grant amounts vary depending on the size of the project being funded and on the Foundation’s budget in any given year. In recent years, however, typical grants have ranged from $20,000 to $75,000.
To be eligible for a Boettcher Foundation Capital Grant, organizations must be:
-A Colorado-registered nonprofit organization (IRS tax-exempt designation 501(c)(3)) that has filed the IRS form 990 for the last fiscal year, or a governmental entity
-Seeking funding for a capital project within Colorado to serve Colorado residents
-Seeking funding for capital projects with a minimum of $150,000 in total project cost.
Ineligible organizations are those that:
-Primarily serve animals (rescue, shelter, sanctuary, animal-assisted therapy, etc.)
-Are seeking funding for religious purposes such as a worship or education center
Additionally, the Boettcher Foundation does not typically fund projects for:
-Equipment and/or furnishings only
-Routine repairs and maintenance
-An endowment only
-Permanent or transitional housing, including low-income options
-Athletic facilities or fields, open space or parks, and camps
-Historic preservation where the facility will not be utilized by the community
-Healthcare facilities such as clinics or hospitals, including dental care
-K-12 school facilities
-Emergency services facilities such as fire stations and police stations, as well as ambulance/EMS, dispatch/response, or search-and-rescue operations
Nonprofit grant seekers must fill out a prequalification form before formally applying. The prequalification form is an important step in the capital grants process because it allows you to determine whether you may qualify to apply for a Boettcher Foundation Capital Grant. Filling out this relatively simple form saves your organization the time and effort of filling out a lengthy application only to discover that it does not qualify for a capital grant from the Boettcher Foundation.
The Boettcher Foundation awards grants three times a year. Deadlines to complete the prequalification form for each category are:
-Community Enrichment: March 31, 2017
-Social services: August 4, 2017
-Education: November 17, 2017
These deadlines are firm, so applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the prequalification form well before the deadline date noted above in order to begin the process. There is no “opening” date for completing the prequalification form for any category, so feel free to fill out the form as early as you like.
FAQs and Resources:
Note: The Foundation’s support for early childhood education centers is administered through Qualistar Early Learning QCap Fund. Please visit Qualistar’s website at www.qualistar.org/qcap.html to apply for capital funding.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.