Ouray County nonprofits are encouraged to apply for funding to the Ouray County Community Fund, a local community fund, managed by the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF).  All nonprofits serving Ouray County are eligible to apply and grants can range from $500 to $5,000.  Thanks to funding partners, WCCF and Citizens State Bank, the total amount available for grants this year is $40,000. The local Ouray County 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 “Ouray County Community Fund” tab.

Now in its third year, the Ouray County Community Fund was established as an endowed fund by local community leaders in Ouray County to build resources to help local nonprofits through the distribution of annual grants. This is the first year the fund has partnered with Citizens State Bank and the bank is excited about the opportunity to provide grants to aid in the success of people and businesses in the communities they serve.

OCCF encourages all community members who would like to contribute to the fund and help build its endowment to contact Mick Graff at 970-325-0405 or Sue Hillhouse at 970-626-2970.

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.