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 2022 Community Grants is October 24th at 5pm. A link to the online application (which will become available by Aug 1st) is below. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the annual webinar or watch the replay at their convenience.
2022 Community Grants Webinar held on Sept. 1. Click here to watch the video recording (30 minutes); Click here to view the slides only.
Click the link for more Community Grant information and to read our Community Grant Guidelines.
Annual grants are awarded in seven focus areas:
develop 21st century learning skills for children & adults
Education Outcomes & Indicators
ENVIRONMENT & ANIMALS
protect and preserve surrounding natural areas
Environment & Animals Outcomes & Indicators
a strong and inclusive safety net that builds opportunity
Human Service Outcomes & Indicators
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.