OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
The Telluride Foundation hosts Executive Director Breakfasts and Nonprofit Workshops periodically throughout the year. Nonprofit staff and board members are encouraged to participate, but all trainings are open to the public. Topics presented and discussed during these interactive events are meant to help strengthen and support our regional nonprofit community.
Telluride Foundation events, as well as other regional opportunities and resources for nonprofits, are announced in the Foundation’s Nonprofit Newsletter.
Upcoming Workshops & Conversations: Save the Date!
Optimizing Giving – November 29, 2022, Noon to 1:30 taught by Lisa Durant. This workshop will be on Zoom. You must register to attend: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldOqhrj0jGtwEi7AjRBO-KY5cUvL_7A_P
Nonprofit Board Governance – Held on July 19, 2022, and taught by Cara Lawrence of Tierney Lawrence LLC.
- Webinar Video Recording
- The slides from Board Governance presentation
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- A memo on what charities need to provide donors for tax substantiation purposes
- Federal and state filing requirements (this one is important)!
- A brief memorandum on meeting minutes
- A great resource put out by the Colorado Nonprofit Association called Principles and Practices!
- Sample 501c3 Bylaws (for no members, no term limits)
- Whistle Blower Policy
- Document Retention Policy
Board Source is a great website for boards:
Also, there is a free board member training available here, which I have been told is good:
Other Sources of Funding
At the Telluride Foundation we understand how challenging it can be for our regional nonprofits to raise the funds they need every year to keep their programs running while also recruiting and retaining qualified staff, and all-the-while plan for the future.
On this resource page you will find a list of additional Colorado funding opportunities we have compiled for you to explore. If you have any additional funding sources you are willing to share, please contact Elaine Demas @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Telluride/Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE): Supports regional nonprofit Arts and Special Events Organizations as well as non-profit community programs for citizen welfare and education.
Town of Mountain Village: Supports organizations that support and promote ‘Community Services’ in Mountain Village such as health and human services, education, athletics, arts and culture, early childhood, or environmental stewardship.
Just For Kids Foundation: Funds organizations that support children’s programming in the San Miguel Watershed.
Colorado Health Foundation: The Colorado Health Foundation invests in nonprofits, communities and the public and private sector to improving health and health equity.
El Pomar Foundation: Supports arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services. Under their competitive process they accept applications for general operating, program, and capital support.
Aldolph Coors Foundation: Supports Youth and Youth Development, Adult Work Programs, Entrepreneurship, Integrative Medicine, Public Policy
The Colorado Trust: Supports organizations in their ability to organize groups and individuals to promote health equity.
The Buell Foundation: Supports the positive development of children through grants and partnerships with other sectors of our community.
Colorado Creative Industries: Offers four grant opportunities: Colorado Creates, Career Advancement, Creative Districts and Arts in Society with a focus to support and expand the impact of creative industries, artists and entrepreneurs, connecting communities to advance a thriving and vibrant Colorado.
Community Resource Center: Creates opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. You must be a member to access the services CRC provides (one of which is a comprehensive grant funding database) or you can visit the Wilkinson Public Library and access CRC tools through their membership.