Basic Needs


Flexible funding empowers Community Trust grantees throughout Boulder County

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County announced $372,500 in grants to 131 Community Trust grantees comprising Boulder County nonprofits focused on animals and environment, the arts and culture, basic needs, children and youth, civic engagement, education, or health and human services. While there is no upper funding limit, individual grants from the Community Trust typically range between $1,000 and $9,000.

Grantees, Trustees and volunteer members of grant selection committees.
Grantees, Trustees and volunteer members of grant selection committees.

Visit our photo album of the Community Trust grantees reception on Facebook.


In case you missed this morning's KGNU broadcast – "A Public Affair," hosted by the Community Foundation’s Civic Forum Director Morgan McMillan – click here to download or stream our discussion about access to specialty care for Boulder County’s medically underserved.

Boulder County is home to nearly 44,000 Medicaid/CHP+ enrollees – with another 33,000 people remaining uninsured even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which greatly expanded insurance coverage. That means at least 1 in 4 Boulder County residents is currently challenged in accessing specialty care beyond the primary care setting.

Phil-and-Thropy visit Community Food Share to see how their year is shaping up and to hear about their hopes for Colorado Gives Day.
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