Colorado Business Funding & Technical Assistance

Funding & Technical Assistance
Funding Opportunities through Climax Molybdenum
The Climax-Area Community Investment Fund letter of interest window is open through October 1. Mini-Grants for Education deadline is August 30.  Women’s Development Initiative Grants Program deadline is September 30. Click here for more information.
Scholarships for Entrepreneurial Events 
Startup Colorado has a scholarship for the CampSight innovation and marketing “unconference” in Breckenridge on September 22. This mini one-day camp experience features coffee meetups, mountain biking and hiking, talks, panel discussions and a campfire gathering. The focus is on Creating for Good and will include speakers like Joanna Garner of Meow Wolf, National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin, and more.
Garden Grant Program: Whole Kids Foundation 
The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. The Foundation’s Garden Grant Program provides funds for edible gardens at K-12 schools. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit organizations. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more.
Grants Promote Excellence in Latino Arts

The NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to assist Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. The Fund is open to U.S.-based Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. The application deadline is September 25, 2019. Visit the NALAC website for more information.

Advancing Informal STEM Efforts Grants
National Science Foundation.The Advancing Informal STEM Learning program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM. The application deadline is November 6, 2019.

Laura Jane Musser Fund Grant Programs

  • Rural Initiative – encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 3 – October 3, 2019.
  • Intercultural Harmony Initiative – supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 16 – October 16, 2019.
  • Rural Arts Initiative – Assisting nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children. Deadline: 3/11/2020.
  • Environmental Initiative – Building a community-based approach to solving environmental problems and encouraging environmental stewardship. 3/18/2020.