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RCFC Community Grant - Health & Welfare

Grants to Fort Collins Area, Colorado Nonprofits for
Projects that Address Local Health and Welfare Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC)

Deadline Date:

11/17/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Fort Collins area, Colorado nonprofit organizations for services and projects that address local community health and welfare needs. Projects should be open to the entire community or to a particular segment in need, and will improve the quality of life of the local community.

The Community Grants Committee will favor innovative projects that address local needs. Grants may be used for special projects or services that include capital items.

Grant Proposal Evaluation
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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181201

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Grant awards typically range from $1,000 - $3,000 and are limited to a maximum of $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria
a. Organization must be a non-profit agency and hold an IRS 501(c)(3) designation
b. Organization must be resident in and provide services in the Fort Collins area which also
includes Laporte, Wellington, Bellvue, and Timnath areas
c. 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
d. Project or service should be unique and innovative; grant may be used for capital items, and special projects or services
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.
e. 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/project.
f. Organization ARE NOT eligible to be considered for a Grant if they received a RCFC Grant the prior year.
g. 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.

Grants cannot be used to retire debt, for general operating expenses, to assist specific individuals or to duplicate an established project in the community.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications for Health and Welfare Grants must be submitted in electronic pdf format by email by 5:00 p.m., on Friday, November 17, 2017. Grant recipients in the Health and Welfare Programs category will be notified in early December 2017, and checks will be distributed at Rotary Club of Fort Collins Wednesday noon lunch meetings on and after December 13, 2017.

Grant Categories and Schedule:

Community Grant Eligibility Criteria:

See Supporting Documents below for Community Grant Application Instructions.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Please submit your Grant Proposal by email in pdf format to: This email is also the contact email for any questions.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Fort Collins area, also including Laporte, Wellington, Bellvue, and Timnath areas.