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Funder Deadline Information


Please note that the following information changes rapidly. Please confirm the deadline with the funder or their website to confirm current deadlines and to obain grant guidlines. This list includes major funders throughout Colorado, but it does not include many small funders, grantors that preselect grantees, or those with inactive grant programs.

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Funders with no deadlines
Funders with variable deadlines

For specific profiles of Colorado foundations, you might consider purchasing the Colorado Grants Guide (Colorado Grants is not affiliated with the Colorado Grants guide, but we recommend it as a valuable resource for grants research).


January

Anschutz Family Foundation (Colorado), 1/15
Anschutz Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation (Colorado), 1/15
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 1/31
Gates Family Foundation(Colorado), 1/15
Kettering Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan and Routt County), 1/31
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 1/1

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February

Bohemian Foundation (Larimer County)
Chinook Fund (Colorado)
Colorado Health Foundation (Colorado)
Denver Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 2/1
ECA Foundation (Colorado), 2/1
General Service Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado), 2/1
Inasmuch Foundation (El Paso County), 2/15
Peyback Foundation (Colorado), 2/1
Tegna Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Fort Collins), 8/15

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March

Anschutz Foundation
Boettcher Foundation (Colorado; capital requests only, see website for details)
Caring For Colorado (Colorado)
E.M. Christmas Foundation, 3/1
Adolph Coors Foundation(Colorado), 3/1
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 3/10
Donahue Foundation (Primarily Denver metropolitan)
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Hughes Trust (Colorado), 3/1
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
McGowan Fund (Letter of inquiry; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
Laura Jane Musser Fund (Denver metropolitan)
Jared Polis Foundation
H. Chase Stone Trust
(El Paso County)
U.S. Bancorp, 3/15

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April

Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Buck Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Colorado)
Burt Foundation (Colorado)
Lynn and Helen Clark Fund (Boulder County, Larimer County, Denver metropolitan), 4/30
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County) , 4/1
Crystal Springs Foundation (Kit Carson County), 4/1
Gates Family Foundation (Colorado), 4/1
Joslyn Charitable Trust (El Paso County), 4/30
Ray Lanyon Fund (Longmont/St. Vrain SD Boundaries), 4/30
Marson Foundation (El Paso County, Teller County), 4/1
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 4/1
Parker Foundation, 4/30
The Summit Foundation (Chaffee, Grand, Lake, Park and Summit Counties)
Telluride Foundation
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 4/1


May

Bloom Foundation (Colorado), 5/1
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation (Colorado), 5/1
Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust (Colorado)
Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley, 5/15
ECA Foundation (Colorado), 5/1
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Maki Foundation (Colorado), 5/1
Shoup Foundation (Larimer County)
Myron Stratton Home (El Paso County), letter of intent, 5/1
U.S. Bank, 5/31

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June


Broomfield Community Foundation (Broomfield County) 6/1
Brownson Memorial Fund, (Mesa County), 6/15
Colorado Health Foundation
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 6/30
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
H. Chase Stone Trust (El Paso County)
Wells Fargo Foundation - small grants program (Colorado)
Women's Foundation of Colorado
Yampa Valley Community Foundation (letter of inquiry)

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July


Anschutz Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation (Colorado)
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County) , 7/1
Adolph Coors Foundation(Colorado), 7/1
Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust (Colorado), 7/31
Hughes Trust (Colorado), 7/1
Kettering Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan and Routt County), 7/31
Kinder Morgan Foundation, (Denver metro)
McGowan Fund (Letter of inquiry; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 7/1
Yampa Valley Community Foundation,

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August

Anschutz Family Foundation (Colorado), 8/1
Boettcher Foundation (Colorado; capital requests only, see website for details)
Chinook Fund (Colorado)
Colorado Garden Foundation (Colorado), 8/30
Denver Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 8/1
ECA Foundation (Colorado), 8/1
Inasmuch Foundation (El Paso County), 8/15
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 8/1
Schramm Foundation (Colorado), 8/31
Tegna Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Fort Collins), 8/15
U.S. Bank, 08/31
Women's Foundation of Colorado

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September


Anschutz Foundation
Animal Assistance Foundation (Colorado)
Bohemian Foundation (Larimer County)
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation (Colorado), 9/1
Community Foundation Serving Boulder
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 9/30
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
General Service Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado), 9/1
Kinder Morgan Foundation (Denver metro)
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation (Denver and statewide), 9/1
Mesa County Small Grants Fund
J. K. Mullen Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 9/1
Season to Share (Denver metropolitan)
Weckbaugh Foundation (Colorado), 9/1
Western Colorado Health Fund
Wolcott Family Foundation
Women’s Fund of Weld County (Weld County), 9/1

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October

Burt Foundation (Colorado)
Bonfils Stanton Foundation (Colorado)
Caring For Colorado (Colorado)
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County) , 10/1
Colorado Health Foundation (Colorado)
E.M. Christmas Foundation, 10/1
Gates Family Foundation (Colorado), 10/1
William and Velma Gerber Trust (Yuma County), 10/15
Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation (Pitkin County; some statewide), 10/31
Just for Kids Foundation (San Miguel Watershed)
Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
MDU Resources Foundation(Colorado statewide), 10/1
Laura Jane Musser Fund (Denver metropolitan)
H. Chase Stone Trust (El Paso County)
Telluride Foundation (San Miguel County)
The Summit Foundation (Chaffee, Grand, Lake, Park and Summit Counties)
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 10/1


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November

Boettcher Foundation (Colorado; capital requests only, see website for details)
Adolph Coors Foundation (Colorado), 11/1
Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust (Colorado)
ECA Foundation (Colorado), 11/1
Hughes Trust (Colorado), 11/1
Joslyn Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
Jared Polis Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation, (Denver metro), 11/1
McGowan Fund (Letter of inquiry; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
Myron Stratton Home (El Paso County)

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December

Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Longmont Community Foundation, 12/1
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan area), 12/1
Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation (Northeast Colorado), 12/1
Schlessman Family Foundation (primarily Denver metropolitan), 12/31
Trinidad Community Foundation (Trinidad and Las Animas County)  

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No Deadline (proposals are accepted year-round)

Anna Keesling Ackerman Trust (El Paso County)
Atheneus Humanities Foundation (Colorado)
Bacon Family Foundation
Rudy Balke Trust (Teller County)
Ballantine Family Fund (southwest Colorado)
Bamboo Fund (Denver metropolitan)
 Dr. Mary E. Bates Trust/Bates Foundation (Colorado)
Robert L. & Olive S. Belcher Family Foundation (Pueblo County)
P. Bruce and Virginia C. Benson Foundation (El Paso County, Denver metropolitan)
Bloedorn Foundation (Morgan County; some Denver)
Barbara Bridges Family Foundation (Colorado)
Rutt Bridges Foundation (Alamosa County, Boulder County,Denver metropolitan)
Ernest and Lillian Campbell Foundation (Sedgwick County)
Chamberlain Foundation (Pueblo County)
Collins Foundation (Boulder County)
Collier Foundation (Colorado)
Colorado Emergency Medical Services Foundation (Colorado)
Cooper Clark Foundation (Eastern Colorado)
Copic Medical Foundation (Colorado)
Crowell Trust (Colorado and National)
Curtis Trust Fund (Larimer County)
Daniels Fund (Colorado)
Cecil G. and Jessie L. Deardorff Memorial Trust (Garfield County)
Ben Delatour Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Donnell-Kay Foundation (Colorado)
Donell Initiative Fund (Colorado)
El Pomar Foundation (Colorado)
Encana (primarily Western Slope)
Erion Foundation (Larimer County)
Robert and Elizabeth Fergus Foundation (Roaring Fork Valley)
Foundation for the Protection of Animals (southwest Colorado)
Jennie and Albert Gersick Foundation (Pueblo County)
M.B. and Shana Glassman Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Goodwin Foundation (Mesa County)
Graham Foundation (Denver and Southern Colorado)
Greenlee Family Foundation (Boulder County, Four Corners area, Summit County)
Griffin Foundation (Larimer County)
Robin E. Hernreich Foundation (Eagle County)
Freda Hambrick Foundation (primarily southern Colorado, with some focus on local humane societies in other areas of the state)
Virginia Hill Foundation (Colorado)
Home Loan Betterment Foundation (Mesa County)
Huddleston Butler Memorial Foundation (Prowers County)
Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation (Pitkin County; some in other parts of Colorado)
Jackson Foundation (Pueblo County)
JJJ Foundation (Colorado)
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (BoulderCounty)
Kaitar Foundation (Colorado)
Ruth Morris Keesling Family Foundation (Denvermetropolitan)
Kinder Morgan Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Kitziller-Bales Trust (Yuma County)
The Leighty Foundation(primarily Colorado Springs and Denver),
Lustig Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Mallon Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation (Denver area)
The Freda Maytag-Grace Crawford Trust Fund (El Paso County)
Freeman E. Fairfield Meeker Charitable Trust (Rio Blanco County)
Monfort Family Foundation (Northern Colorado)
Morgridge Family Foundation
Joslin-Needham Family Foundation (Morgan County)
Loretta & Leigh H. Norgren Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Nutrition Camp School Foundation (El Paso County and Teller County)
William B. O'Rourke Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
David and Lucille Packard Foundation, (Pueblo County)
Pikes Peak Community Foundation (El Paso/Teller Counties, adjacent communities) 
Kenneth & Ethel Powell Trust (Yuma County)
Louis and Harold Price Foundation (Boulder County,Pitkin County, and Colorado)
Quick Foundation (Colorado)
Rabb Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Rose Community Foundation
Shepfield Foundation (Colorado Springs)
Sonny Foundation (Colorado)
Richard S. Staley Foundation (Pitkin County)
Stretesky Foundation (Segwick County)
Tointon Family Foundation (Weld County and Colorado)
Emma Belle Tolbert Charitable Trust (Baca County)
Harry W. & Louis L. Vicksman Charitable Trust (Denver metropolitan)
Wells Fargo Foundation (Colorado)
Walker Foundation (western Colorado)
Eleanore Mullen Weckbaugh Foundation (Denver metropolitan)
Mahlon Thatcher White Foundation (Pueblo County)
Don and May Wilkins Charitable Trust (Larimer County)
Williams Family Foundation (Morgan County)
Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation (Denver metropolitan)

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Variable Deadlines or Request for Proposal Process

Aspen Community Foundation (W. Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin Counties)
Boulder Rotary Foundation 
Bamboo Fund (Denver metropolitan)
Colorado Humanities Council (Colorado)
Colorado Rural Outreach Program (rural Colorado communities)
Colorado Trust (Colorado; RFP process)
Community First Foundation (Denver metropolitan area)
Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County
Community Foundation Serving Northern Colorado (administers the Berthoud Community Foundation, Estes Valley Community Foundation, Longmont Community Foundation and Loveland Community Foundation)
Community Foundation Serving Southern Colorado
Fine Arts Foundation (Denver)
Gill Foundation (Colorado)
Great Outdoors Colorado (Colorado)
Hewlett Packard Company (Northern Colorado and Colorado Springs), 11/1A.V. Hunter Trust (Colorado)
Kaiser Permanente (Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas)
Komen Foundation (Colorado)
Lake Fork Community Foundation (Hinsdale County)
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation (Denver area)
McCormick Tribune Foundation (Denver)
Morris Animal Foundation (Colorado)
Needmor Fund (National; fund formerly based in Denver)
Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation (southern and eastern Colorado), 11/1
SVP Denver (Denver metropolitan) United Airlines Foundation (Colorado)
Xcel Energies (Colorado)
Women's Foundation of Colorado

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