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Colorado Capital Nonprofit Grants

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies for
Building Construction, Purchase, and Renovation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Boettcher Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/17/17 - For Education Capital Grants only


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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.

Focus Areas:

Community Enrichment Capital Grants
-Arts and culture
-Community and multi-use facilities
-Youth development

Social Services Capital Grants
-Basic needs
-Protective services, such as safehouses and children’s advocacy

Education Capital Grants
-Higher education/post-secondary

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170583

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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
-Vehicle purchase(s)
-Routine repairs and maintenance
-Solar panels
-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

Pre-Application Information:

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 to apply for capital funding.

Contact Information:

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

Prequalification Form:

Boettcher Foundation
600 17th Street, Suite 2210 South
Denver, Colorado 80202-5422


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado