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 2024 Community Grants is September 27th at 5:00 p.m. (MT). A link to the online application is below. A webinar providing information about the 2024 Community Grants will be held  August 22nd at 11am.  To register for the live webinar click here.

Click the link for more Community Grant information and to read our Community Grants Guidelines..

Annual grants are awarded in seven focus areas:

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Increase child school readiness.

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EDUCATION

Develop 21st century learning skills for children & adults.

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ENVIRONMENT & ANIMALS

Protect and preserve surrounding natural areas.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

Provide participatory and quality art experiences.

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HEALTH

Encourage and promote life-long health.

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HUMAN SERVICE

Provide a strong and inclusive safety net that builds opportunity.

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ATHLETICS

Promote participation that leads to life skills.

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 10 members of the Foundation’s Executive Board and Leadership Council. The Grants Committee provides recommendations to the full Executive Board and Leadership Council 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 Executive Board is made up of 12 members and the Leadership Council is made up of approximately 22 members. 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. Staff assists the Grants Committee but does not vote on grant award decisions.