Boulder County organizations in need of preparedness gear or equipment and/or that want to conduct mitigation-related activities are invited to apply for funding from the Community Foundation's Fires Relief Fund by April 9.
We welcome requests to fund gear or equipment necessary to better respond to future widlfires. We also invite requests for pre-fire mitigation activities that are collaboratively planned by a cross-sector partnership or activities that build on the work of a cross-sector collaborative to address mitigation on as large a scale as possible.
We estimate a total of approximately $150K will be available to grant for this RFP. Grantees will be announced in early May.
The October 2020 Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon wildfires were the largest wildfires in Boulder County history. In response, Community Foundation Boulder County established the 2020 Fires Relief Fund to support community members affected by the fires. To date, the fund has raised $873,154.79 from thousands of donors to address the impacts of the wildfires countywide. This has allowed us to respond to this crisis in a holistic manner – making a range of grants addressing immediate needs, restoration, and now, mitigation and future prevention.
Earlier this year, grants totaling $410K were made to address immediate needs, and awards totaling $295K were granted to activities related to land restoration in the area burned.