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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:

08/15/18

Deadline Date:

09/10/18 5:00 PM Mountain Time

Description:

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Grants averaging $25,000 to Colorado nonprofits working to strengthen the Pueblo community. An LOI must be submitted by April 16, 2018. 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

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant size in Pueblo is $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are over a two-year term.

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:

The Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo offers three grant cycles per year with grant requests due in January, May, and September. Organizations that do not have a current active grant with the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by the deadlines identified below. Letters of interest should be submitted to Linda Lazzarini. Interested applicants should contact the program officer for the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo, or Linda Lazzarini, Program Assistant, for more information and questions regarding the grant process.

Cycle 1: LOI due 12/15/2017, Grant 01/22/2018
Cycle 2: LOI due 4/16/2018, Grant 05/7/2018
Cycle 3: LOI due 8/15/2018, Grant 09/10/2018

1. Call a 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:
http://www.caringforcolorado.org/about-us/frequently-asked-questions

More information about the grant:
http://www.caringforcolorado.org/funding-priorities/pueblo-grantmaking-0

Contact Information:

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

To apply: https://caringforcolorado.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

You can contact the Packard Foundation at LocalGrantmaking@packard.org

Interested applicants should contact the program officer for the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo, or Linda Lazzarini, Program Assistant, for more information and questions regarding the grant process at (719) 566-7841 or by e-mail at llazzarini@caringforcolorado.org.

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, jlobb@caringforcolorado.org.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Grants Manager at 720-524-0770 or 1-800-463-7713 or info@caringforcolorado.org.

121 W City Center Drive, Suite 240,
Pueblo, Colorado

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Pueblo