Foundation / Corporation
Lake Fork Community Foundation (LFCF)
Grants of up to $2,500 to Colorado nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and religious organizations for programs that promote community development and well-being in the Lake Fork Valley area. Funding is intended to support local residents and may include, but not be limited to, the following purposes:
- For the support of the youth of the area, including but not limited to educational assistance, recreational facilities, etc.
- For providing support for public recreation and the arts.
- For assisting public, educational, medical, charitable, or benevolent institutions, whether supported wholly or in part by private donations or by public funds, and the public schools of the area.
- For promoting scientific research for the advancement of human knowledge and the alleviation of human suffering or the suffering of animals.
- For the care of the sick, aged, and helpless.
- For the care of needy men, women, and children.
- For beautification of the area.
- For the care and protection of animals.
- For any other lawful activity permitted by the Colorado statutes under which the corporation is established which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, will promote or support the citizens of the area, either directly or indirectly.
Funding priorities - Grants are awarded to groups and organizations which:
- Reach as many people as possible in the County
- Build on strengths and assets of people in the community and engage them in problem-solving
- Seek challenge of matching grants
- Attract volunteer resources and support
- Strengthen the private, non-profit sector
- Encourage collaboration with other organizations
- Build the capacity of the applying organization
- Require seed money for innovative projects
- Leverage additional public and private resources, both financial and volunteer
GrantWatch ID#: 179961
$2,500 is generally the maximum grant available in a single application.
- The Lake Fork Community Foundation promotes and supports the citizens of that portion of Hinsdale County located along the valley of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River
- Grants are awarded only to groups or organizations whose activities would/do qualify them for IRS tax-exempt status.
- In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, it is a general practice of the Lake Fork Community Foundation to avoid undue dependency on the Foundation and refrains from awarding grants for operating expenses.
Policy for Distribution of Funds from the Lake Fork Community Foundation:
- Organizations qualify for contributions from the Lake Fork Community Foundation, either by receiving grants or as a conduit to transfer donations, if they submit evidence of one of the following using their IRS letter recognizing it as tax-exempt or by their most recent 990 filing.
a) A 501(c) nonprofit tax-exempt organization
b) A government agency
c) Churches and Religious Organizations
- The Lake Fork Community Foundation may contribute to an organization that shows
evidence that it is in the process of acquiring tax-exempt status with the Internal
- The LFCF may contribute to organizations that have gross receipts in each taxable year of normally not more than $5,000, if they provide evidence in their financial statements verifying gross receipts.
The Lake Fork Community Foundation meets the second Tuesday of each quarter. Applications must be received for above deadline by the 25th of the last month of a quarter.
See below in Supporting Documents for Fund Distribution Policy and Colorado Common Grant Application User’s Guide.
Foundation Goals: http://www.lakeforkcf.org/DedicationPurpose.html
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
See below in Supporting Documents for Application Form.
Please send application, using the Colorado Common Grant format, digitally to:
Very large applications should be sent in multiple emails.
Lake Fork Community Foundation
PO Box 322
Lake City, CO 81235
USA: Colorado: Lake Fork Valley - the portion of Hinsdale County located along the valley of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River