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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Programs to Address Community Needs

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Colorado: Fort Collins area including Laporte, Wellington, Bellevue, and Timnath area.

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Community Grants Program

Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #181200

Grant Description

Grants of up to $5,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that address local community needs. Funding is intended for proposals with a focus on education, arts and culture, health and welfare, and youth. Applicants must be located in and/or provide services in the Fort Collins area which also includes the Laporte, Wellington, Bellevue, and Timnath areas.

The RCFC Community Grants Committee looks for innovative projects and services that respond to community issues, address local needs, are available to the community as a whole or large segment in need, and will improve community members lives. 

The Rotary Club of Fort Collins awards Community Grants spread out throughout the year in four (4) categories:  Arts & Culture, Youth Programs, Education Programs, and Health & Welfare. 

Grant Criteria:

  • The project and services must address a local need, be available to the community as a whole, and/or target a specific segment of the community in need.
  • The project or service should be unique and innovative, and the grant may be used for capital items and special projects or services.
  • Special consideration will be given to applications that include an active volunteer service opportunity for Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC) members.  
  • Grants may be used for special projects or services that include capital items.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
- Organization must be a non-profit agency and hold an IRS 501(c)(3) designation.
- Organization must be resident in and/or provide services in the Fort Collins area which also includes the Laporte, Wellington, Bellevue, and Timnath areas.

Ineligible:

Grant money will not be awarded to retire debt, for general operating expenses, to assist specific individuals, or to duplicate established projects in the community.

Organizations are not eligible to be considered for a Grant if they received a RCFC Grant during the previous 13 months.

Organizations are not eligible to be considered for a Grant if they are designated to receive money from other RCFC fundraising activities during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul-to-Jun) such as the Peach Festival.

Pre-Application Information:

For the first quarter of 2023, the category will be Arts & Culture Programs. Key dates:
1) The Club will begin accepting applications on the day of the Press Release, November 15
2) Application due date is January 30, 2023 by 5:00 p.m
3) Grant awards will be made starting February, 2023.

Organizations may apply in multiple Grant categories but may only receive one grant during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul–Jun). Organizations are encouraged to apply in the category that matches their primary mission statement or the primary purpose of their community service/project.

Community Grant Eligibility Criteria: https://www.rotarycluboffortcollins.org/Page/community-grant-eligibility-criteria
Grant Categories and Schedule: https://www.rotarycluboffortcollins.org/Page/grant-categories-and-schedule

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Limit grant requests to a maximum of $5,000. Community Grant awards typically range from $1000 - $3000 .

Contact Information:

Please submit your Grant Proposal by email to grants@rotarycluboffortcollins.org

If you have any questions, please contact the email address above.

Rotary Club of Fort Collins
P.O. Box 1206
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1206

Phone (970) 658-0816

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