Annual Grant Cycle

The Foundation makes grants through our Community Fund Committees located in and serving Berthoud, Estes Park, Fort Collins, and Loveland. The Berthoud and Estes Valley Community Fund Committees as well as Loveland Generations (a committee advised fund) receive grant applications and make funding decisions on an annual basis during the annual grant cycle opening each July. The Fort Collins and Loveland Community Fund Committees accept grant requests that align with one or more of the committee’s funding priorities on a rolling basis.

Each committee has a unique focus, request process, and only makes grants that impact their particular community. Each page of the Communities Served section on our website provides an overview of the four Community Fund Committees and their funding priorities. Please review their funding priorities and connect with the Philanthropic Services team if your organization and project aligns with one of these funding groups.



Additional Grant Opportunities


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.
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The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado made $7.9 million in grant and program distributions during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021. Click here to view grant recipients from FY2021.

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 501c(3) charitable entities, educational institutions, churches, or municipalities. We do not make grants to individuals or businesses.