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Littler Youth Fund Grants

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Cities, Schools, and
Faith-Based Organizations to Benefit Local Youth

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Weld Community Foundation - Littler Youth Fund

Deadline Date:

09/15/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations, cities, schools, and faith-based organizations in eligible locations to benefit youth. Funding is intended for program support and operating support for applicants providing youth programs and projects in Weld County. The goal of the grant program is to make a positive impact in the lives of Weld County youth and to address current and/or ongoing community needs.

Program/Project Grants:
The Community Foundation gives priority to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Provide for efficient use of community resources, promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations and reduce duplication of services in our community
  • Test or demonstrate new approaches and techniques for solving important community problems
  • Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community affairs
  • Build on local community strengths and assets
  • Initiate efforts that will continue and grow in their effectiveness

Operating Grants:

  • The Littler Youth Fund offers general operating grants to support nonprofits in achieving their mission. Operating grants enable nonprofits to direct their spending where it is needed and focus on providing effective programs and services that will have the greatest impact in the lives of Weld County youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178493

Estimated Size of Grant:

Program/Project grants: up to $10,000

Operating Grants:
- Organizations with budgets of less than $250,000 may seek up to $10,000.
- Organizations with budgets between $250,000 to $500,000 may seek up to $15,000.
- Organizations with budgets greater than $500,000 may seek up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Operating grants may be for one year or multiple years which will be determined by the review committee.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Weld Community Foundation provides charitable funding to:
- Nonprofits classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations
- Other eligible tax exempt entities (such as municipalities, schools and faith-based organizations)
- Non-exempt groups with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization, public school, or public agency
- Organizations should also predominantly serve residents of Weld County, Colorado

Organizations applying for Program/Projects Support:
- Must have a project with measurable outcomes
- Have programs that benefit the youth of Weld County (defined as birth to 18 years old)
- Address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources
- Have a well-planned approach to meeting an identified community issue and/or need
- Have an established base of support
- Bring committed, skilled leadership and qualified staff to undertake the project

In addition to the Weld Community Foundation’s General Grant Guidelines, you are eligible to apply for a Littler Youth Fund Operating grant if your organization:
- Has a physical office in Weld County, Colorado and whose mission focuses on serving the youth of Weld County, Colorado
- Will only spend funds for programs that solely support the youth of Weld County, Colorado
- Has been operational AND providing direct services/programs in Weld County, Colorado for at least three years prior to application and has stable executive leadership
- Has previously received a Littler Youth Fund program grant and has submitted all final reporting documentation.

Weld Community Foundation does not fund:
- Expenses already incurred, deficit funding, debt retirement or funding to obligated commitments
- Political campaigns
- Lobbying in the form of calls to action on a specific vote
- Religious activities: including, but not limited to, religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership

Additional funding restrictions can be found at:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Opens June 16th with a deadline of September 15th. All grant applications happen online unless otherwise noted and must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the date of the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

If requested, applicants may be asked to present to the Littler Youth Fund Committee.

Important Note: If an organization has submitted a Colorado Common Grant Application for the same program/project within the last 6 months, please contact the Community Foundation as that may be able to be submitted in lieu of this application.

Organizations may apply for both Program and General Operating grants for the Fall grant cycle but may only receive one grant. If an organization receives a multi-year General Operating grant, they will not be eligible to receive a Program grant during the General Operating grant period.

If an organization receives a Spring 2021 Littler Youth Fund Program grant, they are eligible to apply for a Fall 2021 General Operating grant. This will be the case for 2021 only. Beginning in 2022, an organization may only receive one Littler Youth Fund grant per year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
- Program/Project Grant:
- Operating Grant:

For questions email

Weld Community Foundation
2425 35th Avenue, Suite 201
Greeley, Colorado 80634

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