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.


  1. As often as possible, applicants for funding will be tax exempt under the provisions of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue


  1. Alpine Bank prefers to fund specific programs, events and


  1. Alpine Bank will consider funding an organization once in a calendar


  1. Alpine Bank will consider funding multiple requests for an organization but all requests must be submitted in one


  1. 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.

Download the application here.

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.

Learn more:

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.

For more information:

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.


• Organization Application Form

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.

The newly-established Rocky Mountain Health Foundation announces its first grant cycle, beginning December 22, 2017. It is anticipated that $1 million will be distributed in 2018 throughout quarterly grant cycles.
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation improves the health of western slope Coloradans by being a catalyst and collaborator for innovative healthcare approaches, and promoting 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.
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
The Foundation is dedicated to being both a funder and a partner to community groups, keeping the grant-making process as simple and impactful as possible and learning solutions along the way with grantees. For 2018, Rocky Mountain Health Foundation will consider general operating and programmatic requests.
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 1st quarter deadline is January 24, 2018. To apply, visit Volunteers along the most-capitalized western slope counties will review applications and make funding recommendations. Organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified by March 15, 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:

  • Two granting cycles will occur each year – spring and fall, beginning in Fall 2017.
  • 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 Monday, March 19th.

If your proposal is chosen a representative from your agency will be asked to provide a brief 5-minute presentation on Wednesday, March 28th between 8:30-10:30 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).

For the 18th straight year, The Denver Post Community Foundation (DPCF) will be awarding grants in each host community during the Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour, taking place June 9 – 15, 2018. The Tour, which is in its 33rd year overall, will bring approximately 2000 cyclists on an unforgettable 6-day trip through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The DPCF grants will be given to programs that support recreation and/or youth education, with priority given to those that incorporate cycling safety and bicycle use or increase access for low-income participants.

Since 2001, Ride The Rockies host communities have been invited to apply for funding as part of the Ride The Rockies Community Grant Program. Over the years, 115 grants have been distributed totaling more than $620,000. The grants are presented in each community on the same day the cyclists arrive in town.

Grant applications are only available to nonprofit agencies in the communities/areas where Ride The Rockies, starts, has an overnight stay, or where the Tour concludes. Qualifying communities for 2018 include: Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, and Winter Park. These represent the communities RTR will visit in 2018. The Tour will start and finish in Breckenridge. Award announcements for the DPCF/Ride The Rockies Grant Program will be made in mid-April.

Interested applicants should read through the Grant Guidelines. The application link is also included in the Grant Guidelines.


Grant Guidelines

Sample application.