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!

Nonprofit Board Governance – July 19, 2022, 11am – 12:30pm taught by Cara Lawrence of Tierney Lawrence LLC.  This workshop will be on Zoom and will allow a lot of time for questions.  It will be recorded so that you can share with board members and staff unable to attend in person.  You must register to attend:

Nonprofit Community Conversation: Hiring & Retaining Employees – August 3, 2022, 10am to Noon at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway.

Social Media Workshop – September 27, 1pm to 3pm at the Telluride Library Program Room taught by Allison Bills.  To provide input on the class contact, please complete a quick survey prior to the class:

Optimizing Giving – November 29, 2022, Noon to 1:30 taught by Lisa Durant.  This workshop will be on Zoom.  You must register to attend:

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 @

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.