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Community Grants Program

Grants to Fort Collins Area, Colorado Nonprofits
for Arts, Science, Education, Youth, and Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC)

Deadline Date:

02/18/19 5:00 PM - Deadline for Arts and Culture Programs

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Colorado nonprofits in the Fort Collins area for projects related to arts and science, education, youth, and health and welfare. Eligible projects are those that demonstrate innovation, address local needs, and respond to issues in the community. Programs may serve the Fort Collins area which also includes Laporte, Wellington, Bellvue, and Timnath areas.

The charitable needs of the community are great and every quarter the Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC) will distribute Community Grants sponsored by the Foundation's membership to very deserving nonprofit service organizations in the local Fort Collins area.

Nonprofit service organizations may qualify for more than one category but are encouraged to apply in the category that matches their primary mission statement or the primary purpose of their service and/or project.

Please note that the Community Grants Science category is for non-education programs.

The RCFC Community Grants Committee to evaluate each proposal on, but not limited to:
- Response to community issues
- Financial and community need
- Available to the community as a whole or large segment in need
- Feasibility of accomplishment based on resources available
- Ability to improve community members’ lives
- Measurable results

Grants may be used for special projects or services that include capital items.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181200

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Limit grant requests to a maximum of $5,000.
- Community Grant awards typically range from $1,000 - $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

- Organization must be a nonprofit agency and hold an IRS 501(c)(3) designation
- Organization must be resident in and provide services in the Fort Collins area which also includes Laporte, Wellington, Bellvue, and Timnath areas
- Project and services must address a local need, be available to the community as a whole, and/or target a specific segment of the community in need
- Project or service should be unique and innovative; grant may be used for capital items, and special projects or service
- Organizations may apply in multiple Grant categories but may only receive one grant during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul–Jun). Organizations are encouraged to apply in the category that matches their primary mission statement or the primary purpose of their community service or project.
- Organization are not eligible to be considered for a Grant if they received a RCFC Grant the prior year
- Organizations are not eligible to be considered for a Grant if they are designated to receive money from other RCFC fundraising activities during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul-to-Jun) such as the Peach Festival, New West Fest, etc.

Note: Grant money will not be awarded to retire debt, for general operating expenses, to assist specific individuals, or to duplicate established projects in the community.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant schedule:

Arts and Sciences
Press Release: January 3
Application Due Date: February 16 by 5:00 pm
Grant Award: Starting March 21

Youth Programs
Press Release: April 2
Application Due Date: May 18
Grant Award: Starting June 20

Education Programs
Press Release: July 2
Application Due Date: August 17
Grant Award: Starting September 19

Health and Welfare
Press Release: October 1
Application Due Date: November 16
Grant Award: Starting December 19

Grant categories and schedule:
http://www.rotarycluboffortcollins.org/Page/grant-categories-and-schedule

Eligibility:
http://www.rotarycluboffortcollins.org/Page/community-grant-eligibility-criteria

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications must be submitted in electronic pdf format by email to: kcnicol@comcast.net

For questions: grants@rotarycluboffortcollins.org

Kathleen Nichol, co-Chair, Community Grants Committee

Rob Marschke, co-Chair, Community Grants Committee

Rotary Club of Fort Collins
P.O. Box 1206
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1206

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Fort Collins area which also includes Laporte, Wellington, Bellvue, and Timnath areas