West Elk nonprofits are encouraged to apply for funding to the West Elk Community Fund, a local community fund, managed by the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF).  All nonprofits serving Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford and surrounding communities are eligible to apply and grants can range from $500 to $3,000.  The total amount available for grants this year is $20,000. The local West Elk Community Fund steering committee will review applications and determine awards by mid-November.

The application deadline is September 15, 2018, 5pm MST.  Applications should be submitted through the WCCF website at wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking, by clicking “West Elk Community Fund” tab.

The West Elk Community Fund was established as an endowed fund by local community leaders to build resources to help local nonprofits serving Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford and surrounding communities through the distribution of annual grants.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, including Ouray, managing charitable funds for community good.  Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 250 charitable funds totaling $75 million in assets and awards over $3.4 million in grants and scholarships annually.