Apply for a Grant

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado made more than $5.8 million in grant and program distributions during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. 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. Click here to view a list of all grant recipients from 2015 - 2016. 

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

July 1 - 22, 2017

Each summer we invite charitable organizations serving 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.) 

This competitive grant cycle is one way the Foundation addresses the needs of our region — needs that are evident today and needs that are anticipated to impact our region in the future. This competitive funding process allows the Foundation to support charitable projects that matter to the communities we serve, and through the process, our volunteers and staff gather valuable knowledge about our region and its ever-changing needs.

The brief application form will be available the first of July. Funding decisions are made by early November. 

Report on Funding Received 

If a final report is required, the grant award letter sent to your organization with the check will provide details regarding timing and submission. All reports should be submitted electronically using the online Report Form


Please email your inquiry to Thank you for all you do for our region! 

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. Click here to learn more.