Boulder County Wildfire Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) - Nonprofit Support

Overview and Funding Priorities


This RFP invites proposals from nonprofits that provided support (financial or otherwise) to fire-affected individuals and/or communities, including first responders, as of Dec. 30, 2021.


The minimum grant award will be $25,000. Applicants are expected to have had or plan to have provided significant support to fire-affected individuals and/or communities. There is no maximum grant award, however, the total amount available for this RFP is $750,000.


Applications must be received via our online grant portal, and applications can be found at: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=commfound 

Eligible Activities:

  • Unfunded direct financial assistance in the immediate aftermath of the Marshall Fire from December 30, 2021 - July 31, 2022. 
  • Unfunded social / emotional support provided to individuals, families, and/or fire-affected communities.
  • Unfunded material support such as clothing, furniture, appliances, etc.
  • Unfunded animal welfare efforts related to fire-affected households.
  • Other unfunded activities related to the general welfare of individuals, families, and animals.


This RFP is NOT intended to support:

  • Routine and ongoing programs of nonprofits.
  • Overhead or profits, only direct expenditures are eligible grant costs.
  • Duplicative services (after August 1, 2022) to those being provided through Recovery Navigation including ongoing direct financial assistance for critical basic needs such as rental assistance, medical needs, and/or non-school related transportation needs.
  • Future mitigation efforts (a separate RFP may become available for this work in the coming months).


General eligibility

  • Any nonprofit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation or any governmental or public entity can apply. Groups or organizations that do not have IRS 501(c)(3) designation may do so with a fiscal sponsor.
  • Grantees must use grant funds only for the stated purpose of the grant or for charitable and educational activities consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt status.
  • Grants from the Community Foundation Boulder County are exclusively for activities or projects in Boulder County and for the benefit of Boulder County residents and should not have a particular religious, political or policy agenda or message.

Timeline:Applications Open: Monday, November 21st, 2022 at 9 amDeadline to Submit Applications: Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 at 5 pmAwards to be Announced: End of February 2023Note: A progress report is not required if you received a grant from Community Foundation Boulder County in the last twelve months. 

Questions? Contact Deb Gardner at debgardnerr@gmail.com