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The Community Trust (CT)

Grants to Boulder County, Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies
for Arts, Environment, Education, and Health Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation Boulder County

Deadline Date:

09/24/18 5:00 PM - For CT2 Health and Human Services; Civic Engagement


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Grants ranging between $1,000 and $9,000 to Boulder County, Colorado nonprofits and governmental entities to benefit local residents. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of animals and environment, arts and culture, civic engagement, education, and health and human services. Proposals are accepted for specific projects and programs, as well as for unrestricted expenses (general operating), capital campaigns, and technical assistance.

Grantees must use grant proceeds only for the stated purpose of the grant or for charitable and educational activities consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt status.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175135

Estimated Size of Grant:

Although there is no upper funding limit, individual grants from the Community Trust typically range between $1,000 and $9,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants can be any nonprofit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation or any governmental or public entity. Groups or organizations that do not have IRS 501(c)(3) designation may only apply in partnership with one of the nonprofit designations listed above.

Organizations may not receive funding for a particular program more than once in a calendar year from multiple unrestricted Community Foundation grant funds (i.e. Millennium Trust, Community Trust, 15 Forever, the Open Door Fund, the Veterans Fund, or The BRAVO Fund). This policy does not apply to General Operating requests or to grants from donor-advised funds.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for CT2 (Health & Human Services, or Civic Engagement) are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Grant announcements by late November.

This year’s Community Trust process will be broken out into two review periods: One for proposals focused on Arts & Culture, Education, or Environment & the Animals(CT 1). The other for Health and Human Services or Civic Engagement proposals (CT 2). Please pay attention to the deadline for proposals for the area for which one would like to apply. Late proposals will not be accepted.

CT1: Arts and Culture; Education; Environment and Animals:
- June 29: Request for Proposals Release
- July 31: Proposals Due
- Aug.-September: Committee Review
- Late September: Grant Announcements

CT2: Health and Human Services; Civic Engagement
- Aug. 24: Request for Proposals Release
- Sept. 24: Proposals Due
- Oct. - November:Committee Review
- Late November: Grant Announcements

If an organization submitted an application and received funding from The Community Foundation in the last 12 months, the organization is required to complete the Progress Report section of the application for each grant awarded.

Applications must be submitted online. New applicants are encouraged to view this online training video to facilitate the registration process:

Organizations applying for funding through any grant cycle of The Community Foundation are required to upload a completed Diversity Chart as part of the application. A copy of the Diversity Chart matrix is available for download by accessing the online application and going to the “Narrative” section. The applicant will be prompted to upload the completed Diversity Chart during the online application process.

CGA Users' Guide:

Application Tutorial:

Diversity Assessment Information:

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Benjamin Martinez, Grants and Programs Assistant
303.442.0436 x116

1123 Spruce St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Boulder County