A small number of our Donor Advised funds solicit and accept requests for support. If you have questions about the process for applying to these funds, please contact our team at applications@NoCoFoundation.org.
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 to learn more.
Inspiration Playground & Adaptive Recreation Endowment Fund
This fund is designed to optimize the use of Inspiration Playground by promoting educational use of the playground and its equipment. The fund also serves adaptive recreational equipment needs at existing and new playgrounds in the City of Fort Collins. Click here to learn more.
Enander Family Foundation Fund
This fund supports charitable organizations that encourage children, students, and young adults to develop a strong, solid, and active relationship with Jesus Christ. This fund is no longer accepting unsolicited requests.
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado made more than $5 million in grant and program distributions during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.
The vast 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 501c3 charitable entities, educational institutions, churches, or municipalities. We do not make grants to individuals or businesses.
To increase your agency's visibility throughout Northern Colorado, we encourage you to share information about your programs and needs with our fund advisors by requesting the opportunity to be featured on our website.Competitive Grant Cycle
Each summer we invite charitable entities that serve Berthoud, the Estes Valley, or Loveland residents to submit a grant application for consideration by our grantmaking committees. (We do not solicit/accept funding requests that focus on
the Fort Collins community. However, an agency that is located in Fort Collins may submit a grant application to the Berthoud or Loveland grantmaking committees as long as the agency's funding request meets the criteria.)
The brief application form is usually available the beginning of July. Funding decisions are made by early November.
Report on Funding Received
Agencies that apply for and receive a competitive grant of $2,500 or more are asked to provide us with a report on the use of the grant funding by July 1 of the following year (i.e., approximately 8 months after funding was received.) Reports should be submitted electronically using the online Report Form. Agencies receiving competitive grants of less than $2,500 are not asked to submit a final report.
Please email your inquiry to applications@NoCoFoundation.org. Thank you for all you do for our region!