The Golden Civic Foundation’s Community Impact Grants fund measurable strategies to make a positive impact on the quality of life and create a better future for residents in the community.
Donor Name: Golden Civic Foundation
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
- Civic Development
- Brick and mortar projects that provide improved amenities for community such as improvements to a property (like a school track complex) or land, or property acquisition and re-purposing for the community’s benefit (like old high school’s new use as the American Mountaineering Center).
- Arts & Culture
- Vibrant art and cultural amenities and experiences to promote cultural enrichment and help drive the local economy (examples include: public art, theater, music, dance, etc.).
- Social Services
- Infrastructure to give residents of all ages equitable access to opportunities for healthy living (such as social service facilities, amenities and services).
- Projects that benefit Golden students with high quality learning and development, meaningful opportunities to pursue post-secondary education, career training, and pathways to gainful employment and fulfilling lives.
- Projects that sustain a healthy local community and provide opportunities for outdoor entertainment and recreation (things like gardens, parks and land preservation).
- Public Benefit/Community Improvement
- To provide “For the Good of Golden” at large and empower individuals or groups of people with the skills they need to effect change (strategic and organizational planning).
An organization can only apply once a year for only one of the following Community Impact Grants:
- Collaborative Grants
- The Golden Civic Foundation is committed to history of identifying, facilitating and nurturing collaboration. It encourages grant proposals that think collectively and act collaboratively in addressing a community need, improving community support, solving a problem, or enriching the people of Golden’s educational, health, or cultural experience. Collaborative Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $30,000 per award.
- Support Grants (programmatic grants)
- One of the ways the Golden Civic Foundation helps to build a healthy and thriving community is through Support Grants. This program seeks to identify community initiatives that advance solutions to community’s greatest challenges using innovative strategies and a collaborative spirit. The Golden Civic Foundation encourages grant requests that are innovative, measurable, and sustainable. Grant requests in this program often exceed the funds that are available. Support grants will range between $500-$5,000.
- Organizational Improvement Grants (capacity-building grants)
- In response to this gap in resources needed to achieve this important fundamental strength, the Golden Civic Foundation has created Organizational Improvement Grants to help. It welcomes applications that focus on an organization’s planning needs related directly to how they might achieve their mission through strategic planning, merger conversations, and similar efforts. Organizational Improvement Grants will be up to $7,500 per award.
- In order to be eligible, an applicant organization must be classified as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service or be a local government agency or public school. Applicant organizations must operate within the City of Golden and funds must be used for the benefit of Golden citizens.
- The Golden Civic Foundation will not consider grants to organizations which discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation, or presence of a disability. Additionally, no grants will be made to an organization whose primary purpose is to influence legislation or to participate in a political campaign.
For more information, visit Golden Civic Foundation.