COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Telluride Foundation’s Community Grants Program is our sustained effort to support local organizations that are addressing community issues consistent with our mission. Our annual competitive grants program focuses on measuring outcomes and developing financially healthy nonprofits. Grants are awarded once a year, at the end of December, with grant awards distributed throughout the following year.

The deadline for 2019 Community Grants is October 21st at 5pm. A link to the online application (which will become available by Sept 1st) is below. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the live annual webinar or watch the replay at their convenience. 

Click the link to read our Community Grant Guidelines.

Click the link to sign up/watch the Community Grants webinar.

Annual grants are awarded in seven focus areas:

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EDUCATION

increase child school readiness
Education Outcomes & Indicators

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ENVIRONMENT & ANIMALS

protect and preserve surrounding natural areas
Environment & Animals Outcomes & Indicators

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ARTS AND CULTURE

participatory and quality art experiences
Arts And Culture Outcomes & Indicators

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HEALTH

encouraging and promoting life-long health
Health Outcomes & Indicators

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HUMAN SERVICE

a strong and inclusive safety net that builds opportunity
Human Service Outcomes & Indicators

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ATHLETICS

participation that leads to life skills
Athletics Outcomes & Indicators

20 YEARS OF GIVING
TELLURIDE FOUNDATION GRANT AWARD DATABASE

GRANT REVIEW PROCESS

All Community Grant applications are reviewed by the Telluride Foundation’s Grants Committee. The Grants Committee is comprised of 7 members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Grants Committee provides recommendations to the full Board of Directors for final review and approval. Members of the Grants Committee represent a broad base of individuals including full-time local citizens and second homeowners. Committee members serve, on average, a two – three-year term. The Telluride Foundation Board of Directors is made up of approximately 32 members who meet twice a year. At the December meeting, final action is taken on recommendations made by the Grants Committee. Foundation staff processes and prepares the grant applications for review by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors. Staff assists the Grants Committee but does not vote on grant award decisions.