At the AJL Foundation we recognize that our grants are only a small portion of the funding required for most of our grant partners, and that we may not be able to provide to all the areas in which our community needs. We have created this list of resources that nonprofits might benefit from, or be able to explore. If there are any other programs or funding sources that we should add to this list, please contact Allia Alrodan at aalrodan@ajlfoundation.org 

A study was recently released by CU Denver on private foundations in Colorado, Foundations of Colorado, page 41 of this study includes a list of the largest 100 foundations in Colorado.

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado provides many resources including capacity building programs like Adelante, and Funding programs like Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative. They serve the Latino community in Colorado.

Rose Community Foundation has multiple funding opportunities for programs that serve the seven-county Greater Denver community of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. 

BRIC Fund provides the following resources/programs which can be found here:

  • Leadership development through the Executive Directors of Color Institute (EDCI) Program
  • BRIC Grants Program
  • BRIC Loan Program

Telluride Foundation supports nonprofits within the Telluride region who are committed to enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors and workforce of the Telluride region. They offer a list of other capacity building programs and sources of funding as well.

Colorado Gives Foundation offers a toolkit for nonprofits who wish to participate in Colorado Gives Day, as well as various resources for nonprofits, from endowment management and support, a free meeting space, and online giving. 

Colorado Health Foundation: The Colorado Health Foundation invests in nonprofits, communities and the public and private sector to improve health and health equity. Their 10 funding priorities include: Adult Recovery, Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Capacity Building, Community Solutions, Economic Opportunity, Food Access and Security, Locally Focused Work, Primary Care, and Thriving Young People.

Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation provides funding for nonprofits who focus on youth advocacy, environmental justice, or equitable access to the arts in Routt County, Colorado

Gates Family Foundation provides funding for nonprofits in Colorado through both Capital Grants and Strategic Grants. They are currently accepting applications for Capital Grants.

RootED provides funding for nonprofits who serve to advance equity and quality in Denver’s public education system. You can find their grants process here.

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.

Adolph 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.

Buell Foundation supports the positive development of children through grants and partnerships with other sectors of our community. They also provide some resources through their website on this page: Resources - Buell Foundation

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.

Nonprofit Board Member Course that may be helpful - it can be accessed at no cost.

Startup Colorado has a funding database with a variety of funding opportunities.