Welcome to the ACF Grant Application Portal

To ensure your organization fits within our foundation’s funding criteria, please review the foundation’s funding priorities. All applicants must be classified as a 501c3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation will consider funding public policy requests from out-of-state organizations, all other organizations must operate in Colorado, and special consideration is given to rural Colorado nonprofits.

  • Youth and Youth Development
    • Mentoring
    • Academic tutoring
    • Character development
    • Leadership
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
    • Financial literacy
  • Adult Work Programs
    • Paid on the job training
    • Vocational training
    • Job placement
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Requests by invitation only
  • Integrative Medicine
    • Requests by invitation only
  • Public Policy
    • Enhance understanding of the free enterprise system
    • Preserve the principles upon which our democracy was founded to help ensure a limited role for government and the protection of individual rights as provided for in the Constitution
    • Encourage personal responsibility and leadership
    • Uphold traditional American values

Areas of funding the Foundation is not considering at this time:

  • Adaptive or winter sports programs
  • Animal or animal-related projects
  • Arts or arts-related projects
  • Church or church-related projects
  • Conferences or seminars
  • Credit counseling
  • Debt reduction
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Emergency services (housing, food)
  • Health organizations
  • Homelessness
  • Individuals
  • Media or film-related projects
  • Museum or museum-related projects
  • Preschools or daycare centers
  • Research projects
  • Schools (public, charter or private)
  • Senior programs (nursing homes, extended-care facilities, respite care)
  • Start-up funding and pilot projects (organizations and projects must be in operation for at least 1 full year)


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