Nonprofit Resources

There are three main resources we highlight for nonprofits. The Endowment Challenge Grant, The Spread the Good Classes, and our grants programs, with information below: 

Apply for a Grant

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 capitol campaigns. Take a look through our grants available and when the opening for application happens for each. For questions email info@weldcommunityfoundation.org. We will help you with your process!

Programs

Grants to support special interest projects in the visual, performing and literary arts, specifically for non-operational purposes. 

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant deadline has passed.

Grants to support emerging artists in Weld County as they take the next step in their artistic development. 

DEADLINE: Individual Achievement Grants will not be offered in 2019.  Please check back for details on the 2020 grant cycle which will open around April 2020.

This grant is for capital projects in Weld County. If you are a nonprofit looking to do a build or property enhancement this season, you should look into applying!

The DEADLINE is August 7, 2019 at 4:00pm 

You can apply at this link.
Below is all the information about the grant to help you in applying. 

The Community Foundation Boettcher Fund considers grant requests for capital projects in Weld County. The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that make the greatest positive impact possible and address the greatest community needs.

Grant awards typically do not exceed $12,000.

2019 Timeline

August 7, 2019 – Grant Applications Due to the Community Foundation

August 26, 2019 – Presentation made to the Community Foundation Board of Directors (if requested)

Only one application per organization may be submitted for consideration so that the Foundation can help as many organizations as possible. If an organization has received a grant from the Boettcher Fund at the Community Foundation, it must submit a final report on how the grant was used two weeks prior to the grant application deadline before they are eligible to apply for a new grant.

REQUIREMENTS

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.

To be eligible for a Boettcher Fund capital grant, organizations must be: 

  • a qualified Weld County, Colorado-registered nonprofit organization
  • seeking funding for a capital project within Weld County, Colorado to serve Weld County, Colorado residents
  • financially healthy with the ability to maintain the project after completion

If awarded, Boettcher Fund Capital Grants:

  • will not exceed a one year payment schedule. 
  • will not be released until building permits are approved for construction or renovation projects.

The Boettcher Fund does not typically fund projects for (exceptions may apply): 

  • equipment and/or furnishings only 
  • vehicle purchase(s) 
  • routine repairs & maintenance (defined as activities that are scheduled in advance and occur on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually, which are normally included as an annually recurring cost in maintenance and repair budgets)
  • solar panels 
  • an endowment only 
  • organizations that primarily serve animals (rescue, shelter, sanctuary, animal assisted therapy, etc.) 
  • organizations seeking funding for religious purposes such as a worship or education center 
  • an athletic facility and/or field 
  • historic preservation where the facility will not be utilized by the community 
  • healthcare facilities such as clinics or hospitals, and including mental health, dental and hospice care 
  • K-12 school facilities 
  • emergency services facilities such as fire stations and police stations as well as ambulance/EMS, dispatch/response, or search-and-rescue operations

To benefit the youth of Greeley!

The Greeley Rotary W. D. Farr Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation welcomes applications and considers grant requests up to $2,500 for the benefit of the youth of Greeley, Colorado. The W.D. Farr Endowment Fund supports programs in the Greeley area that enhance: a) the quality of life, b) youth projects, c) K-12 education projects.  

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant deadline has passed. Please check back for details on the 2020 grant cycle which will open around December 2019.

The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund considers grant requests from non-profit organizations for the benefit of youth programs/projects in Weld County.  Please review all grant guidelines below before applying.

DEADLINE: September 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

You can apply HERE. 

Information about the grant: The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund welcomes applications and considers grant requests for the benefit of youth programs/projects in Weld County. The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact in the lives of Weld County youth and address current and/or ongoing community needs. Grant awards typically do not exceed $10,000.

The Littler Youth Fund Grant Application provides applicants an opportunity to share ideas with the Community Foundation about the good work they are doing in the community. 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.

Only one application per organization may be submitted for consideration so that the Foundation can help as many organizations as possible. Preference will be given to organizations that have a physical location in Weld County. If an organization has received a grant from the Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund, they must submit a final grant report prior to the current grant deadline before they are eligible to apply for a new grant.

How Much To Ask For: Grant awards typically do not exceed $10,000.

In order to be fair, the Community Foundation instituted a “two-year rule” requiring that an organization which receives funding for two successive years must take one year off before reapplying.

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:

  • be a qualified nonprofit organization,
  • have a project that has measurable outcomes,
  • have programs that benefit the youth of Weld County (defined as birth to 18 years old), and
  • address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.

Applicants must complete all the information requested. If they fail to complete any portion of the application, the proposal will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for funding.

The Foundation looks for proposals from organizations with:

  • well-planned approach to meeting an identified community issue and/or need,
  • an established base of support,
  • committed, skilled leadership and qualified staff to undertake the project.

The Community Foundation gives priority to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • provide for more efficient use of community resources, promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations and reduce the duplication of services in our community;
  • test or demonstrate new approaches and techniques for solving important community problems;
  • promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community affairs;
  • build on local community strengths and assets; or
  • initiate efforts that will continue and grow in their effectiveness.

The Community Foundation does not make grants from the Littler Youth Fund for:

  • annual campaigns, special event fundraisers or sponsorships, the purchase of tickets for benefits, courtesy advertising,
  • programs in which sectarian religious teachings are an integral part,
  • political and partisan purposes,
  • activities taking place before grant decisions are made,
  • capital requests (except for items such as equipment which significantly increase an organization’s capacity and impact),
  • endowment funds,
  • trips for schools or clubs,
  • deficit funding, debt retirement or funding to obligated commitments,
  • individuals,
  • application for the same project less than one year apart,
  • requests for multi-year funding,
  • retroactive funding for projects that have been completed,
  • transportation,
  • After-prom parties,
  • scholarships or tuition assistance to private educational institutions, or
  • for-profit organizations.

Also, multi-year commitments are rarely considered.

Grants to 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. In the interest of fairness, the Community Foundation instituted a “two-year rule” requiring that a project which receives funding for two successive years must take one year off before reapplying. 

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant deadline has passed. Please check back for details on the 2020 grant cycle which will open around February 2020.

Grants to provide assistance for Weld County youth to attend leadership and other development programs.
DEADLINE: Ongoing

  • Click here for grant guidelines and eligibility requirements. 

Create an endowment at the Weld Community Foundation for your nonprofit!

The Nonprofit Endowment Challenge program encourages Weld County non-profit organizations to secure their future by establishing or adding to an existing endowment fund with the Community Foundation. As part of the program, the Foundation will provide a match of $10,000 for each selected organization.  

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant deadline has passed. Please check back for details on the 2020 grant cycle which will open around November 2019.

Nonprofit organizations serving the Windsor and Severance areas are encouraged to apply for grant funding through the Windsor Community Foundation. In 2018, the Windsor Community Foundation awarded grants of up to $3,500 to nonprofit organizations that are located in or serving the Windsor/Severance area. 

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant deadline has passed. Please check back for details on the 2020 grant cycle which will open around March 2020.

  • Click here to learn more about the Windsor Community Foundation.

Grants for Women and Girls of Weld County!

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: The grant cycle for 2019 runs from May 1 to August 31. 

  • Click here for grant guidelines and eligibility requirements.
  • Click here to learn more about the Women’s Fund of Weld County.