Awards from Weld Community Foundation’s competitive grant programs are determined in partnership with local volunteers from throughout Weld. This locally-based advisory process ensures that grant opportunities address the changing needs of our communities.
Grants awarded from Weld Community Foundation have enriched many avenues of community; from senior care to youth, arts initiatives to capital campaigns. Take a look through our grants available and when the opening for application happens for each. For questions email info@weldcommunityfoundation.
General Grant Guidelines
All grant applications happen online unless otherwise noted and must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the date of the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Grants will open online four months prior to their deadline.
For details and directions on how to apply to an online grant and navigate our system, click here.
Weld Community Foundation provides charitable funding to:
Weld Community Foundation does not fund:
What to submit:
The Arts Alive! Fund alternates areas of support each year.
A grant offered from the Arts Alive! Fund is to enrich the arts in Weld County by supporting special interest projects in the visual, performing and literary arts, specifically for non-operational purposes.
Deadline: Now OPEN with deadline of June 1st
Amount: up to $2,500
The Foundation looks for proposals that
The Arts Alive! Fund does not provide support for:
Click the link below to apply for an Arts Alive! Organizational Grant:
Individual Artist Grants
A grant offered from the Arts Alive! Fund is to support emerging artists in Weld County take the next step in their artistic development.
Deadline: Opens spring of 2022
Amount: up to $3,500
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, legal residents of Weld County and have resided in Weld County for at least 12 months at the time of application.
This grant from the Boettcher Fund is for capital projects in Weld County. It is awarded to nonprofits making the greatest positive impact and addressing the greatest community needs.
Deadline: Now open
Amount: up to $15,850
What is a Capital Project?
A capital project is the addition of a permanent structural change or the restoration/renovation of some aspect of a property that will either increase the property’s useful or essential function or service capacity, enhance quality of services, prolongs its useful life, or adapt it to new uses. Properties must be owned and used by a qualified Weld County, Colorado nonprofit organization.
The nonprofit’s capital project must be in Weld County and serve the Weld County community. It should also be financially healthy with the ability to maintain the project after completion.
If awarded, the grant will not exceed a one year payment schedule and won’t be released until building permits are approved for construction or renovation projects.
The Boettcher Fund does not typically fund projects for (exceptions may apply):
The Greeley Rotary W. D. Farr Endowment Fund awards grants for the benefit of the youth of Greeley, Colorado; specifically programs that enhance quality of life, youth projects, or K-12 education projects.
Deadline: OPEN NOW and closes January 31st, 2021
Amount: $500 to $2,500
The W.D. Farr Endowment Fund considers proposals from organizations with committed, skilled leadership and qualified staff to undertake the project. But only one proposal per organization will be considered for support.
Multi-year proposals are not considered; however, qualified organizations that receive funding are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
Lastly, funded programs will have an opportunity to make a presentation on their program to the Greeley Rotary Club.
The W.D. Farr Endowment Fund does not support:
The Littler Youth Fund supports grants for youth programs/projects in Weld County and is all about making a positive impact in the lives of Weld County youth and addressing current and/or ongoing community needs.
Deadline: OPENS January 2nd with a deadline of March 1st.
*Please note the application is opening a bit later than usual as we are working to implement changes for 2021. This includes the addition of general operating grants that will be available in the fall. More details to come!
Amount: up to $10,000
If an organization has submitted a Colorado Common Grant Application for the same program/project within the last 6 months, please contact the Community Foundation at 970-304-9970 as you may be able to submit that in lieu of this application.
Also, if requested, applicants may be asked to present to the Littler Youth Fund Committee.
The Community Foundation gives priority to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
The Community Foundation does not make grants from the Littler Youth Fund for:
These grants provide 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.
Deadline: The grant is currently open with a deadline of June 15th
Amount: Individual teachers may apply for up to $2,000. A team of two or more teachers collaborating may apply for up to $5,000.
Proposed projects must be submitted by an eligible educator* and may involve field trips, environmental or science projects, artistic or cultural experiences, civics or community service projects, and the creation of a final student product that promotes student learning. These grants are meant as a supplement to general operating funds, not as a substitute. A teacher may only be involved with one application per year.
*Eligible educators include those from elementary, K-8, middle, junior high and senior high schools in Weld County. Parochial and charter schools may submit applications. Non-teaching educational specialists, counselors, library and media personnel are also eligible to apply for these grants.
Grant monies may be used:
Grant monies may NOT be used:
Grants from this fund provide assistance for Weld County youth to attend leadership and other development programs. Funds are available on a matching or challenge basis to support youth that need financial assistance.
Must be 18 or under to apply.
A condition of the award is that recipients share their experience and knowledge gained with classmates, service clubs or media outlets (including a written report to the Community Foundation).
The purpose of this matching grant is to inspire Weld County nonprofits to secure their future by establishing or adding to an existing endowment fund! The Community Foundation will provide a match of $10,000 for each selected organization.
The minimum amount to open an endowment fund at the Community Foundation is $20,000. Through the Endowment Challenge, a nonprofit invests $10,000 or more to create an endowment and the Foundation awards up to $10,000 in matching funds.
All endowment funds generated through the Nonprofit Endowment Challenge will be managed by the Weld Community Foundation and will be placed into a permanent, named fund for the organization.
Each organization must contribute a minimum of $10,000 by December 31, 2023 and the Foundation will provide a match of $10,000.
Deadline: Opens November 2021
Amount: $10,000 match
The Review Committee will give special consideration for:
Preference will be given to organizations which have been in existence for a minimum of three years. Preference will also be given to organizations who wish to establish their first organizational endowment, but the match is also open to those who have an existing endowment under the Community Foundation’s management and who wish to further build their fund.
Organizations selected for the Nonprofit Endowment Challenge will be offered consulting services to help build competencies and strengthen the agency. Organizations selected will additionally receive publicity for their endowment campaign from the Community Foundation.
This grant from the Windsor Community Foundation is to help meet the greatest needs in the Windsor/Severance area.
The Windsor Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Weld Community Foundation and was created to serve the people of the greater Windsor community.
Deadline: the grant is open now and closes on April 30th
Amount: up to $2,500
The Windsor Community Foundation will, in particular, look for:
WCF does not provide support for:
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: Opens May 1st and closes August 31st.