COVID-19 is affecting everyone in our region. At the Telluride Foundation, we will deploy every resource available to assist the businesses in our community through this difficult time. This COVID-19 Business Resource page aims to provide a location where you can access or get directed to resources that will help both for-profit and non-profit businesses

Click HERE to read the Telluride Foundation’s full response to COVID-19 and scroll down this page to learn more about additional resources available to your business.

Upcoming Nonprofit Workshops, Events & Important Dates

Please join us for a series of virtual workshops.  Our next  workshop is, “Connecting the Dots: How to Raise Money If Your Nonprofit Isn’t Focused on COVID-19”  This workshop, taught by Denise Clark, a nonprofit consultant based in Telluride, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1st from Noon to 1:30 pm via a web conference. This workshop is the third in a series of three virtual workshops aimed at strengthening nonprofits as they deal with the economic and program impacts of COVID-19.

Anyone interested in attending this free webinar should register in advance at:

Start up to Scale Up: A one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn how to innovate and grow your business or team

Click HERE to learn more or Click HERE to register


Prior Non Profit Workshops – Recordings, Slide Presentations & Resources

Aug. 4th “Reframing COVID-19: A Unique Opportunity to Grow Relationships with Donors” w/Denise Clark

Presentation Slide Deck & Recording of the full Presentation

June 23rd Scenario Planning Workshop w/Denise Clark: Presentation Slide Deck & Recording of the full Presentation

May 5th KOTO Business Resource Show w/Bonnie Watson: Resources Discussed

BI-MONTHLY BUSINESS RECOVERY WEBINARS – FOR ALL BUSINESSES: FOR PROFITS & NON PROFITS:  We understand that the current economic environment is posing major challenges for all small businesses. In an effort to ensure we are being proactive in recovering from the effects of CO-VID19, we invite you to a bi-monthly Business Recovery webinar (via zoom), every other Wednesday from 1-2pm mt. We will discuss resources available to small businesses. If you missed any of our prior calls, you can access recordings of each in our Google Drive folder:  Please click HERE to join in. We have also created a Facebook Group where we will keep you updated on upcoming meetings and small business resources. If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Watson at

COMMUNITY RELAUNCH PLAYBOOK: We have complied a list of resources, including detailed information on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for our regional businesses (both for profit and non profit). Click HERE to read the Playbook.

FEDERAL CARES ACT: ASAP has put together a great SUMMARY of the resources available through the CARES Act.

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF FUNDING: Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is maintaining a list of alternative sources of  funding  for Colorado based businesses. We found this to be an excellent resource: Colorado Funding List

NON PROFITS: Emergency Grants We understand that many regional non profits are working around the clock to serve our community. If your non profit is experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 you are welcome to apply for an Emergency Grant. Before submitting an application, please read our Emergency GUIDELINES and if you feel you qualify, download and complete the APPLICATION. Also feel free to reach out to April Montgomery if you need assistance or have questions @

NON PROFITS: State of Colorado COVID Relief Fund: Governor Polis has announced the creation of the COVID Relief Fund, which will be providing grants to community-based organizations that have experience and a history of providing people and families with services and support. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. If your organization is in need of emergency funding to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, please click this link to find out if you are eligible and to apply.