grant spotlight

Each year Western Colorado Community Foundation selects a new theme for their ‘community grants’ and awards  $100,000 in funding to several nonprofits throughout our seven-county region.

This year the Community Grants theme is Dreaming Forward. Western Colorado Community Foundation will award large grants across our region to 4 or 5 nonprofits working in our leadership areas to help nonprofits Dream Forward. Grants will be for capacity building and or growth/expansion, not easily available through traditional funding avenues. Funding will support nonprofits to improve competencies, develop strategic plans, invest in systems or structures to improve organizational effectivness and/or projects that help the organization grow its impact to accomplish its goals and mission.

This year, WCCF staff will identify organizations within focus areas to invite to apply. We’ll announce grant recipients in August.

Past Community Grants


Recovery and Resilience for Youth


Youth Outside


Protect and Enhance the Environment


Hunger Relief