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To ensure that your organization fits within our foundation's funding criteria, please review the foundation's funding priorities. All applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) 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.

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • Youth and Youth Development
    • Mentoring
    • Academic tutoring
    • Character development
    • Leadership
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
    • Financial literacy
  • Adult Work-First and Self-Sufficiency
    • Job placement — preference given to work-first programs
    • Vocational training — paid on the job training
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Requests by invitation only
  • Rural Colorado
  • 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 that 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
  • 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 (organizations must be in operation for at least one full year)
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