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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation Boulder County

Deadline Date:

09/25/17 - 5:00 PM - For health and human services and civic engagement proposals only


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Grants ranging between $1,000 and $9,000 to Boulder County, Colorado nonprofits and governmental entities 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.

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 non-profit 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.

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.

Grants from The Community Trust are exclusively for activities or projects in Boulder County and for the benefit of Boulder County residents.

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County does not make grants to organizations where grant money would be used to further a particular political or religious doctrine.

Pre-Application Information:

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 & Human Services or Civic Engagement proposals (CT 2). Please pay attention to the deadline for proposals for the area for which you’d like to apply. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Applications for CT1 (Arts & Culture; Education; or Environment & Animals) are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 31, 2017.

Applications for CT2 (Health & Human Services, or Civic Engagement) are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

Applications received after 5:00 p.m. will not be accepted, nor will incomplete applications be accepted.

CT1 - Arts & Culture; Education; Environment & Animals
July 5: Request for Proposals Issued
July 31: Proposals Due
Aug. - Sept.: Review by Advisory Committees
Mid-Oct: Grant Announcements & Distribution

CT2- Health & Human Services; Civic Engagement
August 25: Request for Proposals Issued
September 25: Proposals Due
Oct.-Nov: Review by Advisory Committees
Early December: Grants Announcements

New applicants are encouraged to view this online training video to facilitate the registration process.

The method for submissions continues to reflect the Colorado Common Grant (CGA) Application. New applicants are encouraged to review the CGA Users’ Guide:

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. You will be prompted to upload your completed Diversity Chart during the online application process. Diversity Chart Link:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online here:

Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs

Benjamin Martinez, Grants and Programs Assistant

1123 Spruce St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Boulder County