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Colorado Awards for Small Business & Nonprofit Leadership, Teachers & Students:  60 Awards Grants for Colorado.


Awards in recognition of nonprofit leadership, small business management, teacher excellence and student achievement.
Awards for outstanding individuals' impact on the community and the people they serve.

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Awards to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Exceptional Care of Historic Collections and Sites

Deadline 12/15/19

Awards to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations to recognize exceptional commitment to the care of historic sites, structures, and collections. Nominations must demonstrate the organization’s commitment to collections preservation through research, interpretation, education, scholarship, and public outreach.

GrantWatch ID#: 161163

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual to Recognize Leadership in Museum Educat...

Deadline 12/15/19

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual for exceptional leadership in promoting the capacity and educational responsibility of museums. Qualified nominees may be curators, museum directors, exhibit designers, researchers, government officials, school administrators, foundation staff, corporations, or training p...

GrantWatch ID#: 161380

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Significant Contributions to the Fie...

Deadline 12/15/19

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize significant contributions to the field of neuroscience. Nominators must be individuals associated with hospitals, medicals schools, universities, or research institutes, and have a background in neuroscience. The recipient of the Scolnick Prize will present a...

GrantWatch ID#: 175244

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Students for Innovative Solutions to Global Humanit...

Deadline 02/11/20 LOI Date: 12/16/19

Prizes ranging from $300 to $1,800 to USA, Canada, and International individuals or teams of two to three people ages 13-24 to present innovative solutions to one of nine global challenges, as identified by the United Nations. Groups must brainstorm and submit original ideas. Finalists will be asked to write a one-minute c...

GrantWatch ID#: 165282

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Young Professional for Leadership in Jewish Philanth...

Deadline 12/17/19

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International young professional to recognize outstanding leadership in Jewish philanthropy. Nominations are invited on behalf of foundation professionals ages 40 and under. The cash award may be used for professional development or charitable contributions.

GrantWatch ID#: 178631

Awards to USA Jewish Youth for Outstanding Leadership in Volunteer Service

Deadline 12/18/19

Awards to USA Jewish teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 for outstanding leadership in community service. Awards will recognize teens who have demonstrated initiative in the creation of new projects or the expansion of existing projects that embody the concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

GrantWatch ID#: 177330

Contest for USA Employees at Eligible IHEs to Increase Campus Sustainability

Deadline 12/20/19

Competition for USA employees at eligible IHEs to develop projects that increase sustainability in college campuses. Prize money is intended for the implementation of the project, and winners may receive up to $10,000. Support is given to initiatives that create positive social, economic, or environmental impacts on campus...

GrantWatch ID#: 187481

Award to a USA Active Police Officer to Recognize Advocacy Efforts for the Safety of Police C...

Deadline 12/21/19

Award of $2,500 to a USA active police officer working to promote community kinship and police canine safety awareness in their local neighborhoods. Nominees should work to positively change the lives of canines in the community, promote nonviolent resolutions to community animal complaints, and work to reunite lost dogs.

GrantWatch ID#: 184171
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Innovation in Land Development and P...

Deadline 12/31/19

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual, group, or organization to recognize significant contributions to the planning and development of the built environment. Nominees may come from any discipline and include, but are not limited to, public officials, developers, academics, writers, journalists, researchers, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177781

Prize to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Significant Contributions to the Eart...

Deadline 12/31/19

Prize to a USA, Canada, or International individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in the field of Earth Sciences. The program recognizes an individual for significant achievements in the field through the development of new modes of analysis or new knowledge.

GrantWatch ID#: 182435
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Grants to USA Nonprofits that Use Eligible American-Made Pickup Trucks to Serve their Communi...

Deadline 12/31/19

Grants of $2,000 to USA nonprofit organizations that use and depend on pickup trucks to assist with their operations and benefit their communities. Eligible applicants are volunteers and employees of charities that use Chevrolet Silverados, Ford F-150s, Dodge Rams, or GMC Sierras. The person who nominates the selected cha...

GrantWatch ID#: 182915

Awards to Colorado CIOs for Leadership Excellence

Deadline 01/01/20

Awards to Colorado CIOs for leadership excellence in information technology. Nominees are recognized for effective management and leadership, breadth of responsibilities, engagement in community and industry endeavors, and for the business value they bring through technology innovation.

GrantWatch ID#: 187349
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Opportunity to USA Teams of Youth Affiliated with a Tribe to Participate in a Competition fo...

Deadline 01/08/20

Opportunity to USA teams of youth, between 14 and 24 years old, affiliated with a state- or federally recognized tribe to participate in a competition for business funding. The competition is intended to replicate the actual process that entrepreneurs who are looking for start-up funding undergo. The judges will decide whi...

GrantWatch ID#: 187525

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Academic Librarian to Recognize Achievements in Enh...

Deadline 01/09/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International academic librarian, employed by a nonprofit consortium or IHE, to recognize achievements in enhancing library services. Nominees should demonstrate achievements and risk-taking that have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management...

GrantWatch ID#: 160081
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Award to a USA K-12 Educator to Recognize Excellence in Technology Education

Deadline 01/10/20

Award of $1,000 to a USA K-12 formal or informal educator to recognize excellence in the creation and execution of a technology program. Priority is given to programs that focus on aeronautics and/or aerospace. Applicants should demonstrate how the participating students benefit from the program. The selection criteria are...

GrantWatch ID#: 177360
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist for Environmental and Sustainability Rese...

Deadline 01/10/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual scientist or group of scientists to recognize outstanding research contributions to the field of environmental sustainability. Nominations are accepted for scientists specializing in a broad range of disciplines relating to the environment and sustainability. The nominee'...

GrantWatch ID#: 177460
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Awards to USA K-12 Public School Teachers for Excellence in Environmental Education

Deadline 01/15/20

Awards to USA and territories K-12 public school teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental education. Applications are invited from teachers who use innovative methods and approaches in teaching environmental concepts, and present the environment as a context for learning for their students.

GrantWatch ID#: 138628
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Undergraduate Educator in Computer Science or Engine...

Deadline 01/15/20

Award of $10,000 plus travel expenses to a USA, Canada, or International professor of computing education at an undergraduate IHE for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to educators who have been teaching for ten years or less. Nominees will be evaluated based on meeting one or more of the following crite...

GrantWatch ID#: 165835
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian for Contributions to Information Literacy...

Deadline 01/15/20

Award of $1,000 and a $500 travel stipend to a USA, Canada, or international librarian to recognize outstanding contributions to the development, support, and advancement of information instruction and literacy. Nominations will be considered for both formal and informal instruction.

GrantWatch ID#: 166583
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Library to Acknowledge Contributions to Information...

Deadline 01/15/20

Award of $1,000 and a $500 travel stipend to a USA, Canada, or International library to acknowledge contributions to the development and augmentation of information literacy instruction. The award is available to both academic and non-academic libraries. Preference will be given to low-cost creative and practical programs,...

GrantWatch ID#: 166586
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual Jewish Leader Who Has Made a Global Impact

Deadline 01/17/20

Award to recognize a USA, Canada, or International individual Jewish leader under the age of 50 who has made a significant, tangible, and positive global impact. Individuals may be nominated for achievements in any field, including the environment, genetics, medical education, public education, humanitarian relief, human r...

GrantWatch ID#: 177586
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Awards to USA State and Federal Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers for Outstanding Lifetime Ac...

Deadline 01/17/20

Awards of $2,500 to USA individual state and federal agency wildlife law enforcement officers for outstanding achievements in their field. The award is intended to honor individuals for accomplishments that help or promote the law enforcement objectives and mission of federal and state fish and wildlife agencies. The award...

GrantWatch ID#: 187564
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Post- Secondary Educators for Innovative Teaching

Deadline 01/19/20

Awards of $2,200 to recognize USA, Canada and International post-secondary educators for creative teaching methods that foster student-centered teaching and learning. Funding is intended to cover registration and travel costs to attend an annual conference. Eligible nominees can be teachers at post-secondary institutions, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 158746
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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Students to Participate in a Student Document...

Deadline 01/20/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International students in grades six through twelve to participate in a documentary competition. Students create a documentary video, five to six minutes in length, about significant issues that they would like presidential candidates to address in their campaign. Students may enter the com...

GrantWatch ID#: 149468
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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Participate in a Vocal Competi...

Deadline 01/21/20

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International singers and actors ages 19 to 32 to participate in a musical theater and opera vocal contest. Contestants are encouraged to choose contrasting songs that display stylistic range and repertoire. Contestants must perform a program that contains four selections, one from each cat...

GrantWatch ID#: 175728
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Awards to USA Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors for Excellence in Essay Writing on the Theme...

Deadline 01/21/20

Awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 to USA undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities for excellence in essay writing on the theme of ethics. Essay topics may be about anything that explores an ethical problem, concern, question, or issue.

GrantWatch ID#: 177575
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Award to a USA Medical School Faculty Member to Recognize Contributions to Healthcare

Deadline 01/24/20

Award of $10,000 to a USA medical school faculty member to recognize major contributions in improving health and the quality of healthcare for a broad population of Americans. Eligible nominees must be able to demonstrate that their work has influenced public policy, improved the health of society, and helped redirect the ...

GrantWatch ID#: 167411
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Awards to USA Child Care Teachers to Recognize Excellence in Early Child Care Education and ...

Deadline 01/29/20

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $2,000 to USA child care teachers to recognize excellence in providing early childhood education and to fund projects that enhance classroom learning. Each award winner receives $500 for the teacher's discretionary use, and $500 to implement the child care project. Recipients will be honor...

GrantWatch ID#: 177427
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Awards to USA Journalists for Excellence in Public Service Journalism

Deadline 01/30/20

Awards of $5,000 to USA journalists to recognize outstanding commentary or investigative journalism that serves the common good. Nominees should demonstrate strong storytelling skills, reportorial excellence, and social justice impact. The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although work must have been i...

GrantWatch ID#: 177619
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Classical Music Composer to Honor Exceptional Achie...

Deadline 01/31/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International classical music composer for exceptional achievement in overall work, distinctive creativity, and career attainment. The prize will include an orchestra performance in addition to a cash award. The award recipient will participate in a residency of two to three weeks at a music scho...

GrantWatch ID#: 163158
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Grants to USA Individual Fellows for Mentored Epilepsy Research Projects

Deadline 01/31/20

Grants of $15,000 to USA individuals to support mentored epilepsy research projects taking place during their fellowship training. Funding is intended for research on drug therapies with either translational, clinical, or basic scientific methods. Funding is also intended to support a limited research project or for the co...

GrantWatch ID#: 184892
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Awards to USA Health and Mental Health Organizations for Contributions to Mental Health Care ...

Deadline 02/01/20

Awards of $5,000 to USA health and mental health organizations and programs to recognize outstanding efforts to improve the quality of mental health care for minorities. The purpose of the award program is to acknowledge excellence and innovation in the field of minority mental health services.

GrantWatch ID#: 152301
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Award to a USA or Canada Library Organization in Recognition of a Strong Staff Development P...

Deadline 02/01/20

Award of $3,500 to a USA or Canada library that demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. For the purpose of this grant program, a library organization is defined as any of the following: - Individual library; - Library s...

GrantWatch ID#: 160079
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Award to a USA Library to Recognize Exemplary Community Programming

Deadline 02/01/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA public, special, academic, or school library to recognize exemplary community programming. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a program that is open to the public, addresses specific community needs, has a measurable impact, and involves active community planning and participation.

GrantWatch ID#: 160147
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Holocaust Research and Writing

Deadline 02/01/20

Award to a USA, Canada or International individual for scholarly research and writing on the Holocaust. Only books containing new research on the Holocaust, or its antecedents and aftermath, will be considered. Research accuracy, methodology, scholarship, literary merit, originality, and importance of the research topic ar...

GrantWatch ID#: 170921
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian for Exhibiting Outstanding Character in a...

Deadline 02/03/20

Award of $10,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to recognize extraordinary character in the face of a difficult situation. Nominees should demonstrate that they have dealt with challenges with integrity and with their dignity still intact. In addition to the cash prize, the awardee will receive a certificate ...

GrantWatch ID#: 166587
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Competition for USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Organizations for Projects th...

Deadline 02/10/20

Competition for USA, Canada, and International organizations and individuals for projects that address environmental issues. Winning submissions will receive a $25,000 prize. Eligible projects either eliminate, reduce, or increase the uptake of greenhouse gas emissions in the oceans and the atmosphere.

GrantWatch ID#: 187547
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Students for Compelling Videos on the Effects of Pop...

Deadline 02/27/20

Awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International students in grades 6 through 12 for short videos that demonstrate environmental or human welfare issues caused by population growth. Videos must focus on one of the following three global issues: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177778
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Award to USA or Canada Individual for Contributions to High School Astronomy Education

Deadline 03/01/20

Award of $500 to a USA or Canada high school astronomy teacher or educator to recognize outstanding contributions to astronomy education. Candidates for this award demonstrate outstanding teaching and commitment to planetarium or classroom-based education, including the training of other educators.

GrantWatch ID#: 149963
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Awards to USA Teachers to Recognize Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise Educa...

Deadline 03/01/20

Awards of $7,500 and one award of $15,000 to recognize outstanding USA K-12 and college educators who have brought creativity and passion to their classrooms as they teach students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. These awards will be given to teachers at the elementary, junior high school, high scho...

GrantWatch ID#: 177419
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Awards to USA K-6 Teachers for Excellence in STEM and Computer Education

Deadline 03/01/20

Awards of $10,000 to USA and territories teachers for outstanding STEM and computer science instruction in grades K-6. This award is intended to honor teachers who have both extensive content knowledge of the subjects that they teach and the ability to enable and motivate students to be successful in those areas.

GrantWatch ID#: 180026
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Grants and Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Advance Educational D...

Deadline 03/01/20

Grants and Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals to encourage education and research in STEM fields. Funding is intended to support the enrichment, research, mentorship, and educational development of emerging scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who do not have the support of traditional instituti...

GrantWatch ID#: 184705
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Awards to Colorado For-Profits in Eligible Regions for Outstanding Contributions to the Loca...

Deadline 03/02/20

Awards to Colorado for-profit companies in eligible regions for outstanding contributions to the local economy and community. Eligible nominees are those with less than 100 employees that have addressed a local business need, demonstrated financial success, contributed to area industry, and shown potential to impact the lo...

GrantWatch ID#: 182775
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Awards to USA Music Teachers to Recognize Outstanding Commitment to Music Education

Deadline 03/15/20

Awards to USA K-12 and college music teachers to recognize their outstanding commitment to music education and their positive impact on their students. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, students, parents, community members, administrators, and other individuals.

GrantWatch ID#: 158180
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Awards to Recognize USA High School Teachers for Law-Related Educational Programs

Deadline 03/15/20

Awards of $3,000 to honor and recognize USA teachers in private and public high schools for their meaningful contributions in the area of law-related education. Three awards will be presented to eligible teachers who have developed educational high-school level programs.

GrantWatch ID#: 180153
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Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 03/31/20

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their name to the school library, an invitation to participate...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599
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Awards to USA Organization Founders Ages 50 and Over to Recognize Positive Change and Signifi...

Deadline 03/31/20

Awards of $5,000 and $50,000 to USA and territories individual nonprofit founders ages 50 and older to recognize efforts to create positive social change and impact. The award is intended to acknowledge organizational leaders who use their life experiences to make a difference. Applicants must have started the work at age ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180642
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Prizes to USA PreK-12 Schools for Creative Repurposing of Milk and Juice Cartons in School G...

Deadline 04/01/20

Prizes to USA PreK-12 schools for imaginative use of repurposed juice and milk cartons in creating or enhancing a school garden. Some of the prizes will be awarded specifically in the categories of creative arts, health and nutrition, STEM, and environmental stewardship.

GrantWatch ID#: 178027
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Fellowship to a USA Medical School Assistant Professor to Address Inequality in Healthcare or...

Deadline 04/03/20

Fellowship award of $25,000 to a USA assistant professor at an accredited medical school for a project addressing racial or ethnic inequality in healthcare or medical education. The fellowship recipient will be someone who displays a commitment to pursuing a career in academic medicine. In addition, this award recognizes a...

GrantWatch ID#: 159930
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Awards to USA Financial Advisors to Recognize Positive Charitable Impacts on their Communit...

Deadline 04/03/20

Awards of $10,000, $40,000 and $50,000 to recognize USA financial advisors who are making positive charitable impacts on their communities. Nominations are invited on behalf of financial advisors who have shown significant dedication, contribution, leadership, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community that i...

GrantWatch ID#: 180222