The Community Foundation makes grants through both competitive and non-competitive grantmaking programs. In 2015 alone, The Foundation distributed $1.9 million in total grants and program support to 115 organizations.
Non-competitive grantmaking programs have no application process. The Community Foundation accepts recommendations year-round from fund advisors, who work with Foundation staff to ensure their granting has the greatest impact, based on their charitable interests. To be considered for non-competetivie grants, nonprofit agencies need to complete an organizational profile to become part of our online nonprofit directory. The directory allows donors and the general public to become more aware of the programs and services available throughout Weld County.
Competitive grantmaking programs accept applications for funding and award grants on the basis of merit and compatibility with the goals of the program. Because the Foundation is nonsectarian, it does not support religious programming through competitive grants. It does, however, support religious organizations serving the community through projects and programs that address the goals and objectives of the Foundation's grantmaking initiatives.
For more information on competetive grants, click on the fund below:
Arts Alive! Organizational Grants
Grants to support special interest projects in the visual, performing and literary arts, specifically for non-operational purposes. Organizational grants will not be available in 2016.
Arts Alive! Individual Achievement Grants
Grants to support emerging artists in Weld County take the next step in their artistic development. Please click here for the guidelines and application. The application deadline is June 1, 2016.
Boettcher Fund capital grants are funds provided toward the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building to be owned and used by a Weld County, Colorado nonprofit organization (or equivalent). Organizations that have received funding from the Boettcher Foundation in Denver are not eligible to apply to the Community Foundation for the same project. The Boettcher Fund Letter of Intent deadline is July 15, 2016. Click here for the online application.
The Greeley Rotary W. D. Farr Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation welcomes applications and considers grant requests up to $2,500 for the benefit of the youth of Greeley, Colorado. The W.D. Farr Endowment Fund supports programs in the Greeley area that enhance: a) the quality of life, b) youth projects, c) K-12 education projects. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.
The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund considers grant requests from 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (or equivalent) nonprofit organizations for the benefit of youth programs/projects in Weld County. The Littler Youth Fund Letter of Intent deadline is September 1st, 2016. Click here for the online application.
Grants to aid in the development of effective teaching strategies and projects by Weld County teachers. Grants will be awarded to teachers who encourage and support experiential learning, enhance student understanding and increase student achievement. In the interest of fairness, the Community Foundation instituted a “two-year rule” requiring that a project which receives funding for two successive years take one year off before reapplying. Grant deadline: June 15, 2016. Click here for the online application.
Grants to provide assistance for Weld County youth to attend leadership and other development programs. Click here for the online application.
The Community Foundation Howard E. Smith Family Collaboration grant program welcomes Letters of Intent (LOI) and considers grant requests for collaborative projects in Weld County. We award grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (or equivalent) nonprofit organizations that make the greatest positive impact possible and address the greatest community needs. The Howard E. Smith Family Collaborations LOI deadline is April 29, 2016.
Nonprofit organizations serving the Windsor and Severance areas are encouraged to apply for grant funding through the Windsor Community Foundation. For 2016, the Windsor Community Foundation will award grants of up to $2,000 to local 501c3 organizations (or equivalent) in or serving the Windsor/Severance area. Grant deadline: April 29, 2016.
Funding priority is focused on programming for girls and women and their economic self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Within that priority, the Women's Fund concentrates its funding in two strategic areas: girls' futures; and girls' and women's education, employment, training and self-development. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2016. Click here for the grant application.