- Will your request align with the purpose of one of our funding initiatives?
- FOCUS AREA FUND:
provide for basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, safety; increase access to and affordability of physical and behavioral healthcare.
- SIMPLE GIFTS FUND:
programs outside of our focus area interests but that still improve conditions for underserved, vulnerable, or marginalized people. For example: positive youth development, language justice, adaptive recreation, social/emotional supports for seniors, peer support groups, community coalitions.
- WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND:
expand the healthcare workforce by promoting and supporting people of color and people with low income who are seeking careers in health care fields.
- FOCUS AREA FUND:
- Are you a 501(c)(3), a 509(a) or a governmental, tribal, school, or public entity? Or do you have a fiscal sponsor?
A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management and other grant administrative services. From the perspective of the IRS, a fiscal sponsor is held legally responsible for management of grant funds and the attendant requirements and obligations of the grant. Acceptable fiscal sponsor relationships:
- An operating organization has not yet secured its own 501(c)(3) status but has a formal relationship with a 501(c)(3) entity which acts as a fiscal sponsor to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
- An operating organization is too small to support full administrative functions and has a formal relationship with a 501(c)(3) entity which acts as a fiscal sponsor to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
- A cluster of eligible 501(c)(3) organizations work cooperatively on a project and select one of the members to manage grant oversight functions, including financial operations and grant fund management.
- Does your organization deliver services and have staff residing primarily within the 22 Western Slope counties? Click here to see the map.
- Does your organization have a system for collecting and reporting demographic information for the ethnicity/race of the people you serve? Is the ethnicity/race profile of the people you currently serve at minimum proportional to or better than the profile of your community regarding people of color?
Please refer to the DOLA tables HERE for your county’s demographics. There are separate tables for various age groups as well as for the county as a whole. Use what fits best for the people you generally serve
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you are most-likely NOT eligible to apply for a grant.
What we don’t fund
- Organizations or projects that unlawfully discriminate with regard to employees, volunteers, delivery of services, or clients served based on age, sex, religion/creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information
- Capital construction or endowment campaigns
- Debt reduction or loans
- Educational institutions, except for programs that align with our mission
- Environmental stewardship programs
- Policy, advocacy, or research
- Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Special events
- Sponsorships for events, conferences, speakers
- Travel, conferences, group meetings, or seminars