Periodically throughout the year, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is notified of additional grants through competitive opportunities. As with our other Foundation-directed grantmaking, we announce these additional funding opportunities via our nonprofit newsletter.  To sign up for this newsletter, visit https://yvcf.org/newsletter/

Current/Ongoing Funding Opportunities

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: http://foundationcenter.org/ask-us/funding-information-network 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 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.
Through the Rural Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from October 2 – November 2, 2017.
The geographic area for these initiatives is Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  The complete guidelines are available at http://www.musserfund.org.

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.

Learn more: http://crcamerica.org/colorado-grants-guide/

Future Funding Opportunities

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.
The geographic area for these initiatives is Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  The complete guidelines are available at http://www.musserfund.org.