The Telluride Foundation hosts Nonprofit capacity building workshops and trainings 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.

All workshops are held in person and via Zoom. For more information about any of these or upcoming workshops, contact

Upcoming Workshop:

Human Resource Legal Issues, August 21, 9am to Noon, Telluride Library or via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to attend in person, and if so, please RSVP to; if you plan to attend via Zoom link, you must register at: This free workshop is open to the public.

Prior Workshop Resources:

AI Tools for Nonprofits – Held on May 16, 2024 taught by KiKi Huckaby of MindSpark Learning.

Insurance for Nonprofits Workshop – Held on March 7, 2024 taught by Darren Coltrinari of Home Loan Insurance.

Website Accessibility Workshop – Held on February 22, 2024 taught by Alley Rubadeau of Chair 9 Marketing.

Nonprofit Board Governance – Held on July 19, 2022, and taught by Cara Lawrence of Tierney Lawrence LLC.

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 @

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.