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Funder Deadline Information


Colorado Grants provides this information as a community service. Pages are updated when possible, but because foundation deadlines change often, 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 of the small funders 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
Bonfils Stanton Foundation, 1/31
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
David and Lucille Packard Foundation (Pueblo County)
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 1/1
Venoco (Denver area), 1/15

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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
Gannett Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Fort Collins), 2/15
General Service Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado), 2/1
Inasmuch Foundation (El Paso County), 2/15
Peyback Foundation (Colorado), 2/1

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March

Bacon Family Foundation (Western Colorado)
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
Donahue Foundation (Primarily Denver metropolitan)
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation (Colorado), 3/1
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
Laura Jane Musser Fund (Denver metropolitan)
Jared Polis Foundation
H. Chase Stone Trust
(El Paso County)
U.S. Bancorp (Denver metropolitan; El Paso, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld Counties), 3/31

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April

Bonfils Stanton Foundation, 4/30
Buck Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Colorado; no applications accepted this year)
Burt Foundation (Colorado)
Lynn and Helen Clark Fund (Boulder County, Larimer County, Denver metropolitan), 4/30
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County)
Crystal Springs Foundation (Kit Carson County), 4/1
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 4/30
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
McGowan Fund (Letter of inquiry; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 4/1
Parker Foundation, 4/30
David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 4/15 (intent to apply)
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
David and Lucille Packard Foundation (Pueblo County)
Shoup Charitable Trust (Larimer County)
Myron Stratton Home (El Paso County)
Venoco (Denver area), 5/15

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June

Bacon Family Foundation (Western Colorado)
Broomfield Community Foundation (Broomfield County) 6/1
Brownson Memorial Fund, (Mesa County), 6/15
Colorado Health Foundation
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
H. Chase Stone Trust (El Paso County)
U.S. Bank (Denvermetro; El Paso, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld Counties), 6/30
Wells Fargo Foundation - small grants program (Colorado)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation (letter of inquiry)

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July

Boettcher Foundation (Colorado; capital requests only, see website for details)
Bonfils Stanton Foundation (Colorado), 7/31
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County)
Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County - Littler Fund
Adolph Coors Foundation(Colorado), 7/1
Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust (Colorado), 7/31
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 7/31
Gates Family Foundation (Colorado), 7/15
Hughes Trust (Colorado), 7/31
Inasmuch Foundation (El Paso County), 7/15
Kettering Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan and Routt County), 7/31
Kinder Morgan Foundation, (Denver metro)
New Early Christian Church Charities, 7/1
Season to Share (Denver metropolitan)
The Summit Foundation (Chaffee, Grand, Lake, Park and Summit Counties)
Bee Vradenburg Foundation (El Paso County), 7/1

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August

Anschutz Family Foundation (Colorado), 8/1
Bright Mountain Foundation (currently restructuring their grants process)
Chinook Fund (Colorado)
Colorado Garden Show (Colorado), 8/30
Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County Littler Fund (youth)
Comprecare Foundation (Colorado; currently not accepting applications)
Denver Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 8/1
ECA Foundation (Colorado), 8/1
Gannett Foundation (Denver metropolitan, Fort Collins), 8/15
Hewitt Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 8/31
Jenkins Foundation (Colorado), 8/1
McGowan Fund (Letter of inquiry; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
Nord Family Foundation (Denver metropolitan), 8/1
David and Lucille Packard Foundation (Pueblo County), 8/15
Schramm Foundation (Colorado), 8/31
Season to Share (letter of inquiry)
Western Colorado Foundation Health Fund, 8/15 (Mesa County)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation, (full proposal)

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September

Animal Assistance Foundation (Colorado)
Bacon Family Foundation (Western Colorado)
Bohemian Foundation (Larimer County)
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation (Colorado), 9/1
Burt Foundation (Colorado)
Community Foundation Serving Boulder
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
General Service Foundation (National; foundation based in Colorado), 9/1
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation (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
David and Lucille Packard Foundation (Pueblo County), 9/1
U.S. Bank (Denver metropolitan; El Paso, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld Counties), 9/30
Venoco (Denver area), 9/15
Weckbaugh Foundation (Colorado), 9/1
Wolcott Family Foundation
Women's Foundation of Colorado
Women’s Fund of Weld County (Weld County), 9/1

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October

Anschutz Foundation
Bonfils Stanton Foundation (Colorado), 10/31
Caring For Colorado (Colorado)
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County)
Colorado Health Foundation (Colorado)
Duncan Trust (Colorado), 10/31
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)

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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
Joslyn Charitable Trust (El Paso County)
Jared Polis Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation, (Denver metro), 11/1
Myron Stratton Home (El Paso County)

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December

Bacon Family Foundation (Western Colorado)
COBIZ Cares (Denver area, Eagle County)
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation (El Paso County)
Longmont Community Foundation, 12/1
McGowan Fund (Invitation to apply; Denver, Eagle, Lake counties)
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)
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)
Mabel Hughes Trust (Colorado)
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)
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)
Qwest 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)
Sutherland Foundation (Primarily Northern Colorado)
Xcel Energies (Colorado)
Women's Foundation of Colorado

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