2022 Immigrant Heritage Month Grants Program – Colorado

The City’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) invites nonprofit groups to submit grant proposals to host Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) events.

Donor Name: City of Boulder

State: Colorado

City: Boulder

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/16/2022

Size of the Grant: $1,500


Immigrants have enriched Boulder beyond measure, bringing many contributions to the community along with the unique customs and traditions of their ancestral homelands.

The Boulder Human Relations Commission (HRC) recognizes the importance of educating the city’s population on shared immigrant histories, diverse cultures and the role these play in shaping and enriching the life of the city.

This funding cycle will support online only events held as part of the city’s Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month in June 2022. Events that honor the experience and contributions of the many immigrants who have shaped the city over many generations and/or that facilitate the successful integration of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community are the objective of this fund.

Available Funds

Organizations are eligible for grants with a maximum amount of $1,500 for each event. There is also a supplemental grant of up to $2,000 from the Office of Arts and Culture for proposals that include an arts component.

Eligibility Criteria

Funding priority criteria includes:

  • Community initiated event
  • Nonprofit agency/group
  • Free and open to the public
  • Projects must have a significant component of public programming that takes place within the city limits of Boulder. This programming must meet the criteria described in the Chapter 14-1-2 of the City of Boulder Revised Code.
  • For the determination of programming location, the term “Boulder” is defined in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. For additional information on the planning area and Comprehensive Plan visit this link. As a short hand, office staff use addresses with the zip code starting with 803— to determine if it is in the acceptable area.
  • Comply with all federal, state and local laws
  • Meet all eligibility requirements in the Request for Proposals
  • Event to be held during Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month in June 2022
  • Funds may be used only for non-personnel related expenses, such as food, postage, marketing and office supplies. Funding cannot be used to compensate event organizers, though the grant may pay for a guest speaker at an event.
  • Funded groups are required to recognize HRC support on any event advertising and at the event itself.
  • Following the event, funded groups are required to appear at a designated HRC meeting and report on the event. Failure to appear at the designated HRC meeting will negatively affect future funding requests.
  • The event must comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, including and not limited to obtaining any and all required permits.
  • Applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) status or designate a fiscal sponsor organization that has 501(c)(3) status that can accept funds on their behalf.
  • Applicant organizations must procure insurance for their event per city requirements.

The HRC will not fund:

  • Proposals that are not from community organizations. Community organizations are, however, encouraged to partner with other groups for their event.
  • Groups that have failed to meet their contractual requirement in the past.
  • Events that are not free and open to the public. Admission may not be charged at these events.

The city reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities and irregularities in proposals received, and to accept any portion of any proposal or all items proposed if deemed in the best interests of the city.

For more information, visit Immigrant Heritage Month Funding.