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. To sign up for this newsletter, visit

Current/Ongoing Funding Opportunities

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.

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

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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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.
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 applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer and must be able to demonstrate rural characteristics of their location
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


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

Guidelines for Applications

• 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 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 Please contact Emily for fall and spring deadlines as they vary from year to year.

If your proposal is chosen a representative from your agency will be asked to provide a brief 5 minute presentation with time for Q&A by the WZ Giving Circle (date TBD).

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