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Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits to Strengthen the Pueblo Community
and Enhance the Lives of Pueblo Children and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Caring for Colorado (CFC) Foundation and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

07/19/19 5:00 PM Mountain Time


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Grants to Colorado nonprofits working to strengthen the Pueblo community. New applicants must complete a registration prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support projects and programs that enhance the environment, support children and families, and provide access to reproductive health.

The Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo will support a wide range of agencies, projects and programs that enhance the lives of Pueblo’s children and families and the community as a whole. While there is no limit to the number of issues that are considered within the context of community, the work always complements or supports the issues its founders cared most about – the environment, children and family support, and access to reproductive health.

The Foundation prioritizes operational and program support rather than funding capital and infrastructure, while striving to remain responsive to community needs. Three types of grants are offered: program, general support, and capital.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183061

Term of Contract:

Most of Caring for Colorado's grants are for one year; however, the foundation will consider multi-year requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Preference is given to grantees that are located in and directly serving the Pueblo community.

The Caring For Colorado Foundation will consider grant awards to organizations whose services benefit Colorado and are:
- Charitable nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Tax-supported institutions such as state or local governments and schools.
- New or emerging organizations are permitted to apply through a tax-exempt organization acting as the fiscal agent.

Caring for Colorado does not fund:
- For-profit entities
- Annual appeals or membership drives
- Fundraising events
- Financial support for political candidates
- Lobbying efforts
- Screening programs without a follow-up component
- Patient assistance funds that cover individual medical, dental or pharmaceutical costs
- Legal services
- Scholarships

Pre-Application Information:

Applying for a Grant
The Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo offers two grant cycles per year with grant requests due in January and July.

Organizations that do not have a current active grant with the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo are encouraged to contact Melanie Bravo, senior program officer, before submitting a request. email.

Grant Deadlines
All grants must be submitted online through Caring for Colorado's online grants portal. For organizations that have not previously applied through Caring for Colorado's online grants portal, you must submit a registration for your organization two weeks before the proposal deadline.

Cycle 1: Friday, January 18, 2019 (Registration must be submitted by Friday, January 4, 2019)

Cycle 2: Friday, July 19, 2019 (Registration must be submitted by Friday, July 5, 2019)
Grant proposals are due by 5 pm Mountain time.

1. Call or email Melanie Bravo, Program Officer to discuss potential proposal ideas.
2. Review the Grant Application Narrative Instructions.
3. Review the Guide to Developing Goals and Objectives.
4. Review the Packard Fund for Pueblo Budget Template.

Frequently asked questions:

More information about the grant:

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Melanie Bravo, Senior Program Officer
at 719-566-7841

If you have questions specifically related to the on-line registration or have challenges with the on-line system, please contact Jennifer Lobb, Grants Specialist, at 720-524-0770 or by e-mail,

121 W City Center Drive, Suite 240
Pueblo, Colorado

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Pueblo