$3.7 Million in Nonprofit Infrastructure Grants for Northwest Colorado

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) in collaboration with the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is awarding grants totaling $3,702,220 to 56 Northwest Colorado nonprofits that were affected by the infrastructure aftermath of COVID-19 in these designated counties: Eagle, Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt. YVCF is one of eight Regional Access Partners across Colorado designated as part of the Nonprofit Infrastructure (NPI) Grant program to receive submissions, vet applicants and distribute funds.

In a grant cycle from July to August 2023, YVCF received 115 applications, identifying through a rigorous review process 56 nonprofit organizations to receive grant awards. The list of Northwest Colorado recipients can be found here. Of the 56 recipients, ten were fully funded for their request amount and the remaining 46 were funded for an average of 72% of the request amount. Statewide, the NPI Grant program awarded $33 million to 433 applications, with a maximum award of $100,000. The full list of recipients can be found here.

The NPI Grant was created after Colorado House Bill 22-1356 was signed into law in 2022 to help underrepresented communities with limited access to state and federal funding and those impacted and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The emphasis on infrastructure and capacity building aims to help nonprofits with annual budgets between $150,000 and $2,000,000 build critical staff and boards, while providing funds to proactively invest in the organization’s makeup.

For more information, please visit yvcf.org/npi.

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