Periodically throughout the year, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is notified of additional grants through other opportunities. We announce these additional funding opportunities via our nonprofit newsletter.

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Other Funding Opportunies

Donation and sponsorship requests to Alpine Bank will be considered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  Applications are due by 4:00 pm on March 30 and September 30.  All applicants will be notified of the Bank’s decision by mail or email within six weeks of these dates.

  1. Alpine Bank supports nonprofit and charitable organizations that serve to enhance the quality of life in Routt Alpine Bank will prioritize funding of organizations whose results benefit youth and cultural needs for the community.
  2. As often as possible, applicants for funding will be tax exempt under the provisions of Section 501(c)3.
  3. Alpine Bank prefers to fund specific programs, events, and projects.
  4. Alpine Bank will consider funding an organization once in a calendar year.
  5. Alpine Bank will consider funding multiple requests for an organization but all requests must be submitted in one application.
  6. Alpine Bank generally does not consider funding for the following:
    1. organizations outside Routt County;
    2. individuals;
    3. projects which have been already completed or which will be held prior to funding decisions;
    4. deficits or retirement of debt;
    5. religious purposes;
    6. political campaigns or organizations which publicly take political positions;
    7. conduit organizations, e., organizations or events which pass funds to other organizations.
  1. Final approval of funding is subject to our Funding Please recognize that we receive many funding applications which often exceed our availability of funds and that all requests may not be approved.  However, all requests for funding within the scope of our support will be given full consideration.

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The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Routt County.

Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15, and recipients will be announced on May 1.

The fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.

Interested nonprofits can apply online at

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to organizations that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for children who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, and also to develop reading and writing skills at all age levels.

The Colorado Grants Guide® is Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive resource guide contains over 770+ profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.

The searchable database allows grantseekers to research funders and provides critical information like giving interests, application criteria, guidelines, deadlines, and past grantee information.

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Grant applications may be submitted twice a year by all non-profit and government agencies established as public charities serving Routt County youth with multiple risk factors, youth who have special needs, and/or youth who experience socio-economic marginalization, ages prenatal – 21 years old. YAP grant funding supports youth-oriented programs and projects throughout the entire county, especially smaller agencies and schools in the most rural areas of the County where the need for proactive youth programs is often greatest. Most grants fall in the category of the “Standard Grant,” $1,000 to $12,000. The High Impact Grant of $14,000 – $20,000 is reserved for exceptional projects or youth programming. YAP provides on-site visits to the grantee agencies for the purposes of on-going agency support.

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A network of partners provides a suite of tools and resources consisting of Foundation Center databases, publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grant seekers.

For additional information visit: T

This resource must be accessed in person (not available online).  The Yampa Valley Community Foundation does not currently have access to this resource.

The closest locations are:

  • Eagle Valley Library District
  • Denver Public Library
  • Mesa County Libraries

Through the Environmental Initiative Program, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $35,000 to projects that assist public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. Proposals will be available online February 9 through March 9, 2018. Funding decisions will be announced in July of 2018.


The Rural Arts Program is a granting opportunity in recognition of Laura Jane Musser’s life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts. Proposals will be available online February 16 through March 16, 2018.  Funding decisions will be announced in July of 2018.


Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $25,000 to projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 19 – October 19, 2017.

Seasons of Giving

In addition to providing great financial services, our associates provide leadership and volunteer time supporting community activities.  We give our time and resources to help local organizations that positively impact our friends and neighbors.


  • Requests in excess of $250 must be submitted through our online application to be eligible for potential funding.
  • In most cases, we review applications on a quarterly basis. Below are the deadlines for each quarterly meeting review:
    • Requests received by December 31: decisions will be communicated in January
    • Requests received by March 31: decisions will be communicated in April
    • Requests received by June 30: decisions will be communicated in July
    • Requests received by September 30: decisions will be communicated in October
  • Once an application has been received, we begin a multi-stage review process. We appreciate your patience during this process, as the number of requests can be quite high depending on the time of year.  Please keep this in mind when applying and allow for adequate lead-time before your event.  You can apply up to 9 months before your event.  Upon completion of review, a MVB associate will contact you via mail or email as to the status of your application.
  • At Mountain Valley Bank, we are committed to supporting our community, not only with our dollars, but also with our time. We love to see our associates participate in the programs we fund and recommend that organizations reach out to local MVB locations to build volunteer relationships with local associates.


If you have additional questions about our grant program after reviewing this information, contact us at


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• Organization Application Form

The Operation Round Up goals will align with Yampa Valley Electric Association’s goals and reflect our focus:

  • Support positive environmental impact
  • Educate and grow civic-minded, safety conscious, and engaged members of all ages
  • Positively impact the communities we serve, recognizing the unique needs of each

Since 1940, Yampa Valley Electric has met the electrical needs of its member-owners. YVEA’s principal goal has always been to provide quality service to our members. Providing electric service has meant not only dependable, low-cost electricity, but also innovative programs designed to aid our members and communities. 

YVEA is excited to introduce a  new program designed to reach communities in need throughout our territory. Operation Round Up (ORU) is a program adopted by over 250 coops around our nation.  ORU rounds up your electric bill to the nearest dollar and those pennies are put into a fund from which donations are made to 501(c)(3) organizations.  The average yearly cost to a member is $6.00 per year.

This granting opportunity accepts applications once per year in the spring (check the website for the deadline)

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation announces its 3rd grant cycle for 2018, beginning June 22.  It is anticipated that approximately $250,000 will be distributed.

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation hopes to improve the health of western slope Coloradans. We strive to be a catalyst and collaborator for innovative healthcare approaches. We want to promote the health and well-being of Western Slope communities. “Well-being” includes not only physical and behavioral health-related issues but the factors that can affect one’s health—or the social determinants of health.

The grant application provides the opportunity for you to introduce your organization, tell us about the community you serve, what county health assessment gap you are addressing, and how we can help. It also allows us to determine whether the purpose or project for which you are seeking funding aligns with our mission and values. Whether it’s a big-win or pie-in-the-sky idea, or if you are doing the routine plain-Jane work that’s needed in our community, tell us your story and ask for what you really need.

General operating and programmatic grants will be awarded to organizations and programs that address:

  • Access to healthcare, including telehealth
  • Preventive care and services
  • Behavioral health services
  • Case management
  • Population health (including integrating social service programs and health systems)
  • Community-based projects

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving in the 22 counties defined in the traditional maps of Colorado’s Western Slope.

The upcoming deadline is July 18, 2018.  To apply, visit  Organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified by September 13, 2018.

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Kim Lewis, Grant Manager, at 970-697-1038 or

The application can be found here: scroll down to the right under Homepage Download Files, see Community Grant Application please look through the application to get the funding guidelines, etc

  • Grants must be received by Dec 1st ,  or April 1st to be considered for funding. All grants requests will be considered based on funds available for that fiscal year.

Steamboat Springs Arts and Culture Coalition 2017 are closed and will reopen October 2018. Any 501c3 organization that provides arts and cultural services to benefit the residents of Routt County is eligible to apply for funding from the city of Steamboat Springs.  For more information or application inquiries contact Kim Keith, executive director of Steamboat Springs Arts Council, at 970-879-9008 or at

In a continued commitment to support local charitable organizations, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have collaborated with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to create the Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Community Fund.

The Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Community Fund was established in order to support Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs non-profit organizations through a collective funding and semi-annual granting process. As the largest local real estate firm, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty agents, owners and staff collectively participate in the fund, aiming to make a significant and meaningful impact in our community.

How the SSIR Community Fund works:

  • Grant applications will be “sponsored” by agents so that our application process is vetted to focus on local organizations
  • Funds will stay locally and support organizations that demonstrate need, that make an impact in our local community, and that are meaningful to SSIR
  • SSIR will continue with their support of the community through sponsorships and other direct support
  • If you are a Yampa Valley non-profit organization and would like to submit a grant application, please contact a Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty broker, or email

Women’s Giving Circle Request for Assistance

The Women’s Giving Circle of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is seeking proposals on a rolling basis for their year-round granting. This group of donors wishes to have an immediate impact toward improving the situation of women, children or the elderly in the Yampa Valley. They are requesting proposals from organizations, schools and churches who may know of community members who could use a little boost from anonymous “angels” among us.  If, in your work, you are familiar with a family or individual (especially children) who needs some help, we invite you to submit a proposal.

Guidelines for requesting assistance:

  • Proposal must provide immediate help to an individual or family in Routt or Moffat County. The request should be a one-time, finite expense that addresses an urgent but not chronic need.
  • Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, year-round.
  • Proposals must be submitted by a representative of an agency, school or church this is currently assisting the client (grant funds will be disbursed to the sponsoring agency).
  • All proposals should include a specific dollar amount no more than $3000.
  • Organizational general support or client medical bill assistance is not of interest to the Giving Circle. The types of proposals that have been funded in the past include: a handicap access ramp for a home, a new furnace, bicycle repairs and electric meter compliance.
  • Please submit the request for assistance (below) in a .pdf format to (please do not include client names). YVCF encourages all agencies to call YVCF to discuss the individual circumstances of the family or individual needs before submitting a proposal: Emily Beyer 970-879-8632.

Click here to apply.

The WZ Giving Circle requests Letters of Proposal twice per year (fall and spring). This group of individuals is interested in learning more about the needs of Routt County in an effort to make an impact on our community.  Through their charitable giving, a pool of funding will help individuals and families which have specific circumstances that require immediate financial assistance.

Proposal Guidelines/Information:

  • Projects or programs must meet the above criteria for individuals or a family who has an immediate need.
  • All proposals must range between $1,000 – $5,000.
  • Submit a written Letter of Proposal with a summary of the current need, how the funding would be spent, and the impact that funding would have on the individual or family. Please do not include client names.
  • Letter is not to exceed 2 pages in length and shall be submitted in a .PDF format on agency letterhead. We will not accept proposals directly from individuals. Your agency must have a relationship with the client.
  • Proposals should be submitted to
  • Deadline to submit proposals is September 20th, 2018.

If your proposal is chosen a representative from your agency will be asked to provide a brief 5-minute presentation on September 27th between 8:30-11:00 am with time for Q&A by the WZ Giving Circle.


Please note, the WZ Giving Circle is a separate effort from the Women’s Giving Circle (which will be accepting applications on a year-round basis).

We grant $10,000 every April & October, $20,000 per year.

The fall deadline for this year is Monday 10/15 at noon.

Review PDF here for full grant details

The application cover sheet is found at‐Grant‐Application. Nothing more is required to apply but ‐ you are encouraged to include a few pages describing your request in more detail. Completed applications in pdf format must be emailed to AND two (2) hard copies three-hole punched delivered by:
Hand Delivery: OR US Mail:
Heart of Steamboat Foundation Heart of Steamboat Foundation
736 Oak Street PO Box 773748
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487 Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477‐3748


We like to distribute funds across Northwest Colorado and we tend to get more applications from within  Steamboat Springs. So if your group serves outside Steamboat Springs and especially Moffat County be  sure to highlight it in your application as it might help your priority.

The Petis Law Community Impact Foundation is a not-for-profit committed to leaving the community in a better place than we found it by contributing to agencies who: protect and support the well-being of those injured by others; who promote the sustainable enrichment of our housing market; and who encourage social equity and economic growth within local businesses and nonprofits.

Grant applications must be submitted by April 1st and December 1st to be considered for funding.

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Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work.

Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.

Before applying, please note:

  • The 2018 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2018and the application deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2018.
  • The application may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain pending in our system for 90 days.
  • Awarded grants range from $250 to $5,000.

Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria:

  • An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed in the IRS Master File that conduct activities in the United States.
  • A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes;
  • A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or
  • A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing closets, etc.
  • All organizations must verify that they meet the eligibility requirements. This may require submitting a support ticket through Cybergrants.
  • Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered.
  • Submitting an online application does not guarantee funding.
  • The facility manager and the grant administrator reserve the right to adjust the amount awarded to each organization without prior notice.

Please read the Community Grant Guidelines before beginning your application.

The City of Steamboat Springs is currently accepting applications for Community Support Funding through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The deadline to submit a request runs through October 11, 2018.

“Steamboat Springs is a place that values taking care of its residents; and, as we’ve seen, the community’s needs continue to expand across the Yampa Valley,” said Mark Andersen, executive director for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. “By working together, we’re able to address key interests and focus the power of partnerships to make a tremendous impact for our community.”

The City of Steamboat Springs City Council allocates several hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds each year to assist community organizations that fall within one of the following allocation coalitions – Environmental, Arts & Culture and Health & Human Services.

Applications are ranked on a multitude of criteria by a selection committee with expertise in the coalition focus. Community Support requests must relate to the following criteria:

  • Activity/program reduces city service requirements; fulfills a city goal; or aligns with City Council’s Mission, Vision and Values.
  • The grant is not more than 30% of the organization’s total budget
  • Organization indicates there is strength/diversity among their other funding sources

Over the past five years more than $2 million has gone to support groups serving the community, including 40 different agencies and organizations this past year. Grants have varied from $500 to $50,000, with most requests falling within the $5,000 to $15,000 range. It is anticipated that approximately $485,000 will be available as part of the 2019 budget.

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Community organizations interested in applying for funding, should contact Mark Andersen, executive director of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, at 970.879.8632 or via email for an application. Applications must be completed in full and returned by or before 5pm on Thursday, October 11 to be eligible for consideration. Submission may be done via email or mailed to Attn: Mark Andersen, YVCF, PO Box 881869, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80488-1869.



Mark Andersen, Executive Director, Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 970.879.8632 or email

Kim Weber, Finance Director, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8250 or email

Michael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email

Routt County United Way grant applications for 2019 will open February 1, 2019. 

The grant deadline is March 8, 2019 at 5:00pm for all grant applications.

If you received funding from us in 2018, you must complete a grant summary report.

RCUW only accepts program-funding requests.  Any organization requesting program funding from Routt County United Way must provide services to Routt County residents that fulfill a human service need and align with our impact areas.

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Ski Town Rotary supports organizations working to better children’s livelihood in Routt County and around the world. Below you will find our 2018-19 grant application. Grant requests need to be for specific programs or projects. Please contact Laura Cusenbary if you have any questions.