Resources for Local Nonprofit Organizations

EPNRC has compiled the following list of resources for Estes Valley nonprofits. Please continue to check back for updates.

Funding Opportunities

Current

  • Group Publishing – is now accepting applications for the 2017 Annual Community Service Awards. For the 20th year in a row, Group Publishing is giving away cash awards to a variety of Northern Colorado non-profit organizations, charities and churches. The awards will be announced and presented at a special luncheon honoring all applicants on October 19, 2017. Applications are due July 10.
  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado – supports local nonprofits through its annual competitive grant cycle, which invites charitable organizations serving the residents of Berthoud, the Estes Valley, and Loveland to submit a grant application for consideration by one of their grantmaking committees. Applications available July 1.  Deadline is July 21.
  • Ehrlich Cares Program – Supporting the community is a long-standing tradition for Ehrlich Toyota and they are excited to continue that tradition with their new Ehrlich Cares program. Beginning May 1st, we will donate $6,000 a month to Northern Colorado organizations! All Northern Colorado organizations are welcome and encouraged to register for Ehrlich Cares.  Customers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite organization through social media and by visiting Ehrlich Toyota for sales or service (click for details). Ehrlich Cares is designed to bring awareness and support to organizations in Northern Colorado that are making a difference in our community. Ehrlich Toyota has been a proud sponsor and supporter of organizations in Northern Colorado including the Boys & Girls Club of Weld County, Greeley Transitional House, Hearts for Horses and the Greeley-Evans School District, just to name a few. We are excited to have the opportunity to support even more Northern Colorado causes through Ehrlich Cares!  Register Today.  More info.

January

  • CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology Grants – Designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Applications accepted through Jan. 12.
  • Capital Grants – The Gates Family Foundation provides grants for comprehensive capital campaigns (typically for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation and/or land acquisition). Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 1, and Oct. 1.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Champion Fund. The Champion Fund provides funding for youth athletics in Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado. Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15.
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation – Seeks to partner with outstanding organizations to improve the systems that serve children. Applications are due on Jan. 15.
  • Anschutz Family Foundation – Supports Colorado nonprofit organizations that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. Grant deadlines are Jan. 15 and Aug. 1.

February

  • American Honda Foundation – Supports youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Grant application deadlines are Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1.
  • Toshiba America Foundation – Funds projects and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. Grade 6-12 grant applications for more than $5,000 are due Feb. 1 and Aug.1. (Applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. Grade K-5 grant applications are due Oct. 1.)
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation – Funds projects focused on the environment, food and agriculture, preventative health and sustainable community development. Small grant applications are due Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15 and Nov. 1.
  • The Colorado Health Foundation – Supports organizations that ensure access to Healthy Living, increase the number of Coloradans with Health Coverage and ensure access to quality, coordinated Health Care. Grant applications are due Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15.
  • Open Meadows Foundation – Supports small nonprofit’s projects that are led and benefit women and girls. Grant proposals are due Feb. 15 and Aug. 15.

March

  • Capital Grants – The Boettcher Foundation offers grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building owned and used by a Colorado community enrichment nonprofit that focuses on arts & culture, community & multi-use facilities or youth development. Prequalification form deadline is April 1.
  • Housing – GroupGives supports organizations and programs that promote the ability for every person to have a place to call home. Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Impact Fund. The Impact Fund provides program-specific grants to charitable organizations located in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado that advance our purpose of championing innovative education that inspires youth to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Deadlines are March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1.
  • John G. Duncan Charitable Trust – Supports Colorado nonprofits with a variety of causes. Applications are accepted during this time period for organizations whose primary focus is Arts, Culture and Humanities or Education. Grant application deadlines are March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30.
  • Village Thrift Shop – ​The Village Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that began in May of 2016​ and they are excited to announce ​they will accept grant applications beginning February 1,2017, through 5:00​ ​PM on March 31, 2017. Any 501(c)(3) organization that serves the Estes​ Valley is eligible to apply for monies that will assist with project/programs or purchasing items​ ​that will enhance the Estes Valley community.​ Applications and information at www.epvillagethrift.org​ Deadline is Mar 31.
  • Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary – The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary invites proposals from 501(c)(3) or other charitable organization in the Estes Valley for grants to support programs and projects to enhance the Estes Community. Applications due Mar 31, 2017

April

  • Capital Grants – The Boettcher Foundation offers grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building owned and used by a Colorado community enrichment nonprofit that focuses on arts & culture, community & multi-use facilities or youth development. Prequalification form deadline is April 1.
  • Capital Grants – The Gates Family Foundation provides grants for comprehensive capital campaigns (typically for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation and/or land acquisition). Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 1, and Oct. 1.
  • US Bank Foundation – Support is offered for unrestricted general operating expenses, programs and capital for nonprofits focused on affordable housing, self-sufficiency, economic development, education, cultural and artistic enrichment and United Way campaigns. See grant guidelines. Deadlines are April 1, June 1 and Sept. 1.
  • Quality of Life for Women – Mary’s Pence funds projects that increase the economic security of women and increase women’s voice in their community. Deadlines are April 1 and Oct. 1.
  • Teacher and School Recognition – The Jared Polis Foundation awards grants for innovation, support for all students and collaboration. Applications due by April 4.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Champion Fund. The Champion Fund provides funding for youth athletics in Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado. Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15.
  • YouthBuild – The US Dept. of Labor will award YouthBuild grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training and employment services to disadvantaged youth while performing meaningful work and service to the community. Deadline April 22.
  • John G. Duncan Charitable Trust – Supports Colorado nonprofits with a variety of causes. Grant application deadlines are Jan. 31, April 30, July 31 and Oct. 31.
  • Lawrence Foundation – Supports nonprofits focused on the environment, human services and disaster relief. Grant application deadlines are April 30 and Nov. 1.

May

  • American Honda Foundation – Supports youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Grant application deadlines are Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1.
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation – Committed to helping individuals of all ages receive the educational foundation they need to increase their ability to access post-secondary education opportunities and attain increased employability. Youth literacy grant deadline May 18.
  • The Christian Foundation – Supports programs which contribute to the educational, cultural, economic, or social betterment of society. Grant application deadline May 31.
  • US Bank Foundation – Support is offered for unrestricted general operating expenses, programs and capital for nonprofits focused on affordable housing, self-sufficiency, economic development, education, cultural and artistic enrichment and United Way campaigns. See grant guidelines. Deadlines are March 15, May 31, and August 31

June

  • The Colorado Health Foundation – Supports organizations that ensure access to Healthy Living, increase the number of Coloradans with Health Coverage and ensure access to quality, coordinated Health Care. Grant applications are due June 15 and Oct. 15.
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation – Funds projects focused on the environment, food and agriculture, preventative health and sustainable community development. Small grant applications are due Feb. 1, June 1, and Sept. 1.
  • HousingGroupGives supports organizations and programs that promote the ability for every person to have a place to call home. Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.
  • John G. Duncan Charitable Trust – Supports Colorado nonprofits with a variety of causes. Applications are accepted during this time period for organizations whose primary focus is Environment and Animals or Human Services. Grant application deadlines are March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30.
  • OtterCares FoundationImpact Fund. The Impact Fund provides program-specific grants to charitable organizations located in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado that advance our purpose of championing innovative education that inspires youth to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Deadlines are March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Innovation Station Fund. The Innovation Station Fund provides grants to schools and nonprofits for the creation of innovative, hands-on learning spaces that encourage students to invent, explore and create. Eligible organizations should be located in Larimer County, CO or Weld County, CO. Deadline June 30.

July

  • Group Publishing – now accepting applications for the 2017 Annual Community Service Awards. For the 20th year in a row, Group Publishing is giving away cash awards to a variety of Northern Colorado non-profit organizations, charities and churches. The awards will be announced and presented at a special luncheon honoring all applicants on October 19, 2017. Applications are due July 10.
  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado – supports local nonprofits through its annual competitive grant cycle, which invites charitable organizations serving the residents of Berthoud, the Estes Valley, and Loveland to submit a grant application for consideration by one of their grantmaking committees. Applications available July 1.  Deadline is July 21.
  • National Endowment for the Arts – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Grant deadline July 13.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Champion Fund. The Champion Fund provides funding for youth athletics in Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado. Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15.

August

  • American Honda Foundation – Supports youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Grant application deadlines are Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1.
  • Anschutz Family Foundation – Supports Colorado nonprofit organizations that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self-respect. Grant deadlines are Jan. 15 and Aug. 1.
  • Toshiba America Foundation – Funds projects and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. Grade 6-12 grant applications for more than $5,000 are due Feb. 1 and Aug.1. (Applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. Grade K-5 grant applications are due Oct. 1.)
  • Capital Grants – The Boettcher Foundation offers grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building owned and used by a Colorado social services nonprofit that focuses on basic needs, self-sufficiency or protective services. Prequalification form deadline is August 5.
  • Open Meadows Foundation – Supports small nonprofit’s projects that are led and benefit women and girls. Grant proposals are due Feb. 15 and Aug. 15.
  • US Bank Foundation – Support is offered for unrestricted general operating expenses, programs and capital for nonprofits focused on affordable housing, self-sufficiency, economic development, education, cultural and artistic enrichment and United Way campaigns. See grant guidelines. Deadlines are March 15, May 31, and August 3

September

  • Town of Estes Park Community Service Grants – organizations providing services in the Estes Park area. The Town appropriates money to non-profit organizations at the discretion of the Town Board, subject to current Town Board goals and availability of funds. Traditionally, organizations have been funded under the general categories of Human Services, Arts, Education, Youth and Housing. Applications accepted through Sept. 11.
  • OtterCares FoundationImpact Fund. The Impact Fund provides program-specific grants to charitable organizations located in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado that advance our purpose of championing innovative education that inspires youth to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Deadlines are March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1.
  • John G. Duncan Charitable Trust – Supports Colorado nonprofits with a variety of causes. Applications are accepted during this time period for organizations whose primary focus is Health, Public/Society Benefit or Religion.  Grant application deadlines are March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30.
  • Housing – GroupGives supports organizations and programs that promote the ability for every person to have a place to call home. Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.
  • National Endowment for the ArtsOur Town Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Grant deadline  Sept. 11, 2017.

 October

  • Quality of Life for Women – Mary’s Pence funds projects that increase the economic security of women and increase women’s voice in their community. Deadlines are April 1 and Oct. 1.
  • Capital Grants – The Gates Family Foundation provides grants for comprehensive capital campaigns (typically for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation and/or land acquisition). Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 1, and Oct. 1.
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation – Funds projects focused on the environment, food and agriculture, preventative health and sustainable community development. Small grant applications are due Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 1.
  • The Colorado Health Foundation – Supports organizations that ensure access to Healthy Living, increase the number of Coloradans with Health Coverage and ensure access to quality, coordinated Health Care. Grant applications are due Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15.
  • OtterCares Foundation – Champion Fund. The Champion Fund provides funding for youth athletics in Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado. Deadlines are Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15.
  • Estes Park Community Thrift Shop – Gives out a combination of grants and benefit bag sales. Grant/bag sale information.

November

  • Capital Grants – The Boettcher Foundation offers grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building owned and used by a Colorado education nonprofit that focuses on early childhood or higher education/post-secondary. Prequalification form deadline is Nov. 18.

December

  • OtterCares FoundationImpact Fund. The Impact Fund provides program-specific grants to charitable organizations located in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado that advance our purpose of championing innovative education that inspires youth to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Deadlines are March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Dec. 1.
  • Housing – GroupGives supports organizations and programs that promote the ability for every person to have a place to call home. Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.

 Ongoing:

  • El Pomar Foundation – Although no specific fund has been set up for flood relief assistance, applications going through the competitive grant process should mention any damage sustained or note if flood victims are being served. Find out more about their application process.
  • OtterCares Foundation – NOCO Fund. The NoCO Fund provides sponsorship for single-day charitable events in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado.
  • St. Bartholomew’s Church Mission Outreach Committee – Supports a variety of organizations providing services to residents of the Estes Valley. Inquiries regarding submission of grant proposals should be directed to Mission Outreach Committee Chairperson, St. Bartholomew Church, P.O. Box 1559, Estes Park, CO 80517.
  • Toshiba America Foundation – Funds projects and materials that teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. Grade 6-12 grant applications for more than $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Other Resources

  • Studio Protector – Provides a guide for emergency preparedness and recovery information for artists. Get their guide.
  • Colorado United – coloradounited.com is the official Colorado website for recovery information and resources.
  • Small Business Development Center Network Disaster Relief Program – Provides assistance with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more. Visit the Business Recovery Center in the lower level of the Stanley Hotel or visit their website.
  • Good360 – Provides donated products to nonprofits. View their online catalog of products. Learn about how their programs work.

2 Responses to Funding for Nonprofits

  1. Patti Smith says:

    I read in Coloradoan recently about a fundraising workshop in Estes. I cannot find the article, I believe it was to be this next Wed. Do you have details about it? Thank you.

    Patti A Smith, Zonta Membership Chair
    970-988-8529

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