Supporting local nonprofits every year.

Elevations Foundation supports our Colorado communities by awarding community grants annually to area nonprofit organizations. Grant applications will be accepted from July 20 to Aug. 28, 2020.

Areas of funding.

Elevations Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits working in the following fields:

  • Sustainability and environmental education

  • Early childhood development

  • Mental health

Elevations Foundation reviews and updates its funding priorities every two years, using local community research to focus our funding in areas where there are significant gaps in services.

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Elevations Foundation has provided over $496,400 in community grants since 2010.

"Growing Gardens connected more than 8,000 Boulder County children this year to healthy eating, nutrition education and community. We are very grateful that Elevations Foundation helps to fund this important work." - Vanessa Keeley of Growing Gardens

Eligibility and grant application details.


Local, community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Applying organizations should be working in the fields of: sustainability and environmental education, early childhood development and/or mental health. Organizations should be based in and/or providing services to one or more of the following counties: Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld. While not a firm requirement, Elevations Foundation generally funds smaller organizations with budgets of under $1 million. All qualified 501(c)3 organizations may apply.


Our application will be available on July 20, 2020.

A short-form online application asks for basic organization information, a description of the grant purpose, expected results and plans for community visibility. Additional space is provided to upload supporting documents. No Letter of Intent is required. The application will be available from July 20 to Aug. 28, 2020. To help you prepare to complete the online application, you may review a PDF of our application. Community grant awards are typically up to $5,000 in value.

Have questions about community grants? We’re here to help.

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Opportunities for a better community.

Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has provided over $1.5 million in community resources in the form of scholarships to graduating seniors for higher education, community grants to local nonprofit organizations and emergency assistance.

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The latest from Elevations Foundation.

Want to learn more about the important work our community grantees are doing? Visit our blog to read our latest Elevations Foundation Grantee Profiles, plus catch up on other Foundation news.