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The Ball Foundation Grant

Grants to Denver Area, Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies
for Recycling, Disaster Relief, Food Security, and STEM

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Grants to Metro Denver area, Colorado nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public charities, and accredited public and private schools and universities for programs and projects that create a positive, measurable impact on the following areas: STEM education, recycling, disaster relief, and food security.

Priorities for each of these areas are outlined below.

1. STEM Education: The Ball Foundation focuses its education funding on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 and higher education programs geared toward encouraging and preparing students for careers in engineering. Programs include supporting diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender or economic status.

2. Recycling: The Ball Foundation supports programs that increase metal packaging recycling rates, improve collection processes, and provide education about the benefits of recycling.

3. Food Security: The Ball Foundation is committed to helping ensure that everyone in their communities has access to nutritious food.

4. Disaster Relief: The Ball Foundation coordinate efforts for disaster relief, and providing 150,000 cans of drinking water to victims of flooding and other natural disasters. Cans filled with drinking water are a perfect option to help people affected by disasters because aluminum beverage cans are transport-efficient, unbreakable, and infinitely recyclable and maintain the high quality of the product inside.

Please Note:

The Ball Foundation funds specific projects and programs rather than sponsorships (i.e., tables, golf tournaments, etc.). Funding to individual schools is limited to higher educational institutions, except when the Foundation matches qualifying contributions made to schools through manufacturing facilities. Ball reserves the right to deny funding to organizations at any time.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178698

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3), tax-exempt public charities, and accredited public or private schools or universities.

What the Ball Foundation does not fund:

The Ball Foundation does not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, gender orientation or religious belief.

In order to maintain its focus and achieve a greater impact through the use of its funds, the Ball Foundation also will generally not support:

- Individuals
- Religious groups for religious purposes
- Programs targeted for people with specific physical, medical or psychological conditions
- Medical research
- Grant requests for production of audio, film or video
- Grant request for capital campaigns or projects
- Grant requests for museum exhibits or similar displays
- Requests to support travel
- Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
- Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or unaccredited public/private schools
- Programs or organizations for which the Ball Foundation is asked to serve as the sole funding source

Pre-Application Information:

In 2017, the Ball Foundation has two application deadlines: March 10 and September 15.
Generally, organizations can expect a response 6-8 weeks following the application deadline. Please do not contact the Foundation for updates about the status of your proposal.

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

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If you have questions about the application, please feel free to call (855)656-7376 (Customer Service Hours: 8am-6pm EST), or email

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Foundation focuses its grant making in the areas surrounding Metro Denver, including Broomfield, Colorado.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado