Multi-Year Grant Guidelines

Although most grants are made for one-year time periods, the Grants Committee will consider multi-year requests; the number of Organizations awarded a multi-year grant, and the amount awarded is at the sole discretion of the Grants Committee.

Organizations applying for multi-year funding must comply with the following criteria:

  • Have taken one year in past five off from applying for a Telluride Foundation grant, since the 2015 cycle.
  • A five-year history of receiving grant support from the Telluride Foundation
  • Successful completion of grant reporting and grant objectives
  • Currently operating within budget, financially strong and has stable management
  • Funding request should be similar to past grant awards
  • The request may be for either program or general operating funding

Year 2 and 3 funding is conditional upon completing yearly progress/outcome and financial reporting prior to the deadline.

  • The Grants Committee will determine whether to award multi-year funding based on the above factors, as well as the following:
    • Whether the multi-year funding is timely due to a major project or milestone on which the organization needs to focus
    • Whether a commitment of three years of funding will allow the organization to increase services, focus on additional programs
    • The type of programming provided by the applicant and the population served; priority will be given to nonprofits providing safety net services and serving low-income populations.

To apply for multi-year funding contact April Montgomery at If it is determined that your organization qualifies to apply for multi-year funding, you can then complete the Multi-Year Application Form and upload the form with your grant application.