The Community Foundation is the heart of giving in Boulder County, because it is at the Foundation that knowledge about local needs and passionate community members meet sparking inspiration that leads to meaningful community impact. The Community Foundation is the place for inspired giving and has been proud to serve Boulder County residents since 1991.
We fund grants in five issue areas: arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, and health and human services. We fund non-profits primarily in Boulder County, although we also work with donors who wish to make grants through us in other parts of the country and the world.
There are a handful of grant cycles at The Community Foundation, each with a unique funding focus. Please see deadlines below and check the links for relevant application guidelines.
|Leadership Program Capacity Building||
September 28, 2012
|The Community Trust Grant Cycle||
November 1, 2012
January 20, 2012
Letters of Intent Due:
June 3, 2013
|Open Door Request for Proposals||
June 24, 2013
Letters of Inquiry Due
January 10, 2013
|Civic Engagement Grants||The Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be posted in the first quarter of the year.|
In addition, we have a number
of funds that are Donor-
Advised Funds, each of which has its own grantmaking
capacity and process. Many function in the same way a family
foundation would, with The Community Foundation serving
as support staff. Donor-Advised Funds can make grants locally,
nationally, or internationally. Fundholders become aware
of local grantmaking opportunities by reviewing grant proposals
submitted during The Community Foundation's Community Trust
or Millennium Trust Grant Cycles.
Requirements after receiving a grant
Grantees must complete a Grant Report Form which is due one year after the grant start date. If you have already received a grant from The Community Foundation, including an update about your grant's progress with new requests for funding is strongly encouraged.
- The grantee is currently recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an entity described in Section 501(c)(3) or 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 ("the Code").
- There is no substantial return benefit to the donor from payment of membership, tickets or tables for fund raising events.
No goods or services were received in exchange for this grant.