The organizations listed below provide an array of resources and technical assistance for nonprofits in Colorado:

  • The Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable (CPGR) works to inspire the community to increase the quantity and quality of planned gifts to nonprofit organizations.

  • The Common Grant Applications and Common Grant Report allow Colorado grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions that reinforce solid nonprofit practices. At the same time, the CGAs and CGR save grantseekers time and effort by enabling them to use a single form for many different applications and reports.

  • Colorado Grants provides proposal writing, research, grant review and editing services as well as training, workshops and conferences. Maintains a full list of Colorado funder deadlines for grant applications.

  • The Colorado Nonprofit Development Center is an incubator for new nonprofits that provides fiscal sponsorship, administrative services and coaching until the nonprofit is ready to spin off and become a separate 501(c)(3) organization.

  • is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

  • Founded in 1956, the Foundation Center, now Candid, is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
    Note: Access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is made available through many public libraries at no charge.

  • GuideStar is a national database of nonprofit organizations.

  • The IRS has tax Information for charities & other nonprofit organizations.

  • The Secretary of State developed the Board Education eLearning course as a resource for current and aspiring nonprofit board members. Each of the five course modules addresses an important aspect of being an effective and responsible nonprofit director


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