Grant Programs & Guidelines

Funding Priorities

The Foundation awards grants in three program areas.
For information on how to apply, please see the program pages below:

Social Justice (Statewide): We support organizations throughout the state of Colorado working to address the root causes of social, economic, gender and racial inequities through strategies that empower affected communities to engage in the democratic process and advance progressive policy solutions.    For more information on this program and how to apply, click here: Social Justice Program

Media Grantmaking:  We focus on nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado promoting public interest journalism, news literacy, and engaging communities in civic life.  For more information on this program and how to apply, click here: Media Grantmaking Program

Direct Services (Boulder County): We fund Boulder County nonprofits that provide direct services and support to traditionally marginalized and at-risk youth ages 12-18. The Direct Services Program is administered by The Community Foundation Boulder County.  For more information on this program, click here: Direct Services Program

Grant Size

Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. Multi-year grants are considered for organizations with which the Foundation has a past funding relationship.


Generally, we do not support:

  • Grants to individuals
  • Programs outside Colorado
  • Religious organizations
  • Candidates for political office
  • Individual public or private schools (k-12, graduate, post-graduate)
  • Large public charities