Colorado Grants proposal writing services 

Colorado Grants is pleased to provide this free deadline calendar (see below). Colorado Grants is a full-service consulting firm that provides help to nonprofit and community agencies in obtaining grant funding. Since 1997, we have helped nonprofit and tax-exempt groups raise $107 million through more than 800 funded grants and awards. Since 2001, we have returned $143 for every dollar spent on our services. Colorado Grants can usually develop all the proposals you need to submit at a fraction of the cost of hiring staff. 

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Colorado Funder Websites (geographic focus in parentheses)

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Animal Assistance Foundation (Colorado)
Anschutz Family Foundation (Colorado)
Aspen Foundation (W. Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin Counties)
Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (Pitkin County)
Boettcher Foundation (Colorado)
Bohemian Foundation (Larimer County)
Bonfils Stanton Foundation (Colorado)
Brett Family Foundation (Boulder and Colorado)
Bright Mountain Foundation (Colorado)
Broomfield Community Foundation (Broomfield County)
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation (Colorado)
Burt Foundation (Colorado)
Caring For Colorado (Colorado)
Chinook Fund (Colorado)
Colorado Health Foundation (Colorado)
Colorado Rural Outreach Program (rural Colorado communities)
Colorado Trust (Colorado)
Community First Foundation (Denver metropolitan area)
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County 
Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County 
Community Foundation Serving Northern Colorado
Adolph Coors Foundation (Colorado)
Copic Medical Foundation (Colorado)
Crowell Trust (Colorado and National)
Daniels Fund (Colorado)
Denver Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Donahue Foundation (Primarily Denver)
Donnell-Kay Foundation
J.D. Edwards Foundation (Denver)
El Pomar Foundation (Colorado)
Erion Foundation (Larimer County)
Foundation for the Protection of Animals (southwest Colorado)
Gannett Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Fort Collins)
Gates Family Foundation (Colorado, with focus on Denver metropolitan area)
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado (Colorado)
General Service Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado)
Gill Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado)
Great Outdoors Colorado (Colorado)
Greenlee Family Foundation (Boulder County, Four Corners area, Summit County)
Griffin Foundation (Larimer County)
Gunnison Area Community Foundation A.V. Hunter Trust (Primarily Denver metropolitan area, with some grants statewide)
JJJ Foundation (Colorado)
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation (Colorado)
Junior League of Denver
Kaiser Permanente (Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas)
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation (Denver and statewide)
Keesling Ackerman Trust
Kenneth King Foundation (Colorado)
Kinder Morgan Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Boulder County)
Komen Foundation (Colorado)
The Leighty Foundation (primarily Colorado Springs and Denver)
Longmont Community Foundation LMC Community Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
McCormick Tribune Foundation (Denver metropolitan) Administers these funds:
   Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
   Post-News Charities
   Post-News Season to Share
Laura Jane Musser Fund (Denver metropolitan)
Needmor Fund (National; fund formerly based in Denver)
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
David and Lucille Packard Foundation (Pueblo County)
Piton Foundation (Denver; no unsolicited proposals)
Pikes Peak Community Foundation (El Paso/TellerCounties, adjacent communities)
Louis and Harold Price Foundation (Boulder County, Pitkin County, and Colorado)
Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation (Larimer County and Weld County)
Quick Foundation (Colorado)
Qwest Foundation (Colorado)
Rice Foundation (Metro Denver)
Rose Community Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Rural Accessibility Grants (Colorado)
Schlessman Family Foundation (primarily Denver)
The Summit Foundation (Chaffee, Grand, Lake, Park and Summit Counties)
Sutherland Foundation (Primarily Northern Colorado)
SVP Denver (Denver)
Telluride Foundation (San Miguel County)
U.S. Bank (Denver metropolitan; >El Paso, Larimer, >Mesa, >Pueblo and Weld Counties)
United Airlines Foundation (Colorado)
Wells Fargo Foundation (Colorado)
Wolcott Family Foundation
Women's Foundation of Colorado (Colorado)
Women's Fund of Weld County (Weld County)
Xcel Energies (Colorado)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation

You may also want to use Guidestar, an online database of tax returns for most foundations. Tax returns are required to include a listing of grants distributed by foundations, providing your organization with another tool for understanding funder giving patterns. For specific profiles of Colorado foundations, you might consider purchasing the Colorado Grants Guide (this website and Grants West, Inc. are not affiliated with the Colorado Grants guide, but we respect and admire the good work that they do).

Statewide Grants

Colorado Council on the Arts
Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Division of Housing
Colorado Endowment for the Humanities
Great Outdoors Colorado
Colorado BIDS is the state's procurement system, and some grant opportunities are required to be announced and administered through their website.