Competitive Grant Cycle

Now Open: July 1 – 22, 2020

We are now inviting charitable organizations that serve Berthoud, Estes Valley, or Loveland residents to submit a grant application for consideration by our grantmaking committees. Fort Collins grantmaking committee does not participate in the Competitive Grant cycle. It does, however, accept grant requests on a rolling basis following discussion with our donor services manager. An agency located outside of the named communities may submit a grant application to the grantmaking committees of the communities named above if the agency’s funding request meets the established criteria.

Funding decisions are made by early November.

Directions

  • The deadline for submitting a grant application is Wednesday, July 22, 5 p.m.
  • An organization may submit only one application during our annual competitive grant cycle.
  • An agency located outside of the named communities may submit a grant application to the grantmaking committees of the communities named above if the agency’s funding request meets the established criteria.
  • If you navigate away from the application before clicking “Submit,” we will not receive your application.
  • After clicking “Submit” at the bottom of the application, you will be redirected to the Community Foundation’s home page and will soon receive a confirmation email at the address you specify on the form. Please type your email address carefully: If your email address contains a typo, you won’t receive a confirmation email or any follow-up emails regarding your funding request.

The confirmation email you receive will include a link to “Edit your submission”. You may use that link to revise your submission until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22.

Application Forms

·       Berthoud

·       Loveland

·       Estes Valley

Questions?

Contact Elizabeth Messerli, donor services manager, at [email protected].

Report on Funding Received

If a final report is required, the grant award letter sent to your organization with the check will provide details regarding timing and submission. All reports should be submitted electronically using the online Report Form.

Questions?

Contact your Donor Services team at [email protected] or call donor services manager Elizabeth Messerli at (970) 488-1986.

Additional Grant Opportunities

GroupGives

The GroupGives Fund serves as the charitable arm of The Group Real Estate. The fund was founded on the belief that every person should have a place to call home, and grants from the fund support organizations and programs that promote this belief.
Click here for more information.
Apply for a grant

GRANTS AND PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONS

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado made $9.2 million in grant and program distributions during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019. The majority of our grants are made from Donor Advised and Designated funds; typically less than 2% of our annual distributions are made as part of our annual competitive grant cycle, which is described below.

The Community Foundation makes grants to 501©(3) charitable entities, educational institutions, churches, or municipalities. We do not make grants to individuals or businesses.