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What is the current status of the Boettcher Foundation’s capital grantmaking?

The Boettcher Foundation is not currently accepting applications for capital grant funding. We are doing this to allow our leadership and staff to conduct a strategic review of our grantmaking focus and guidelines.

Why is the foundation conducting a strategic review of its grantmaking program?

We want to ensure that our philanthropic investments are as effective and meaningful as possible. As a result, we believe it is important for us to continually reassess our work and its impact, as well as the needs of our Colorado communities.

Is this the first time the Boettcher Foundation has conducted such a review?

No. Throughout the Boettcher Foundation’s history, we have occasionally revisited our funding priorities to ensure that we are in tune with the State of Colorado and its needs, as well as our own founding principles.

Most recently, the foundation conducted a strategic review of its grantmaking priorities in 2011.

How can I find out when you will again be accepting grant applications?

You can submit your email address to stay updated on the Boettcher Foundation’s grantmaking work by visiting the form on our capital grants overview page.

I currently have a grant commitment from the Boettcher Foundation, but it has not yet been paid. How does the strategic review affect me?

It doesn’t. We will continue to fund all projects to which we have already committed and for which we have executed a grant contract. If you have fulfilled your grant contract requirements and are ready for payment, please contact us.

What else is the Boettcher Foundation funding?

The Boettcher Foundation is continuing to fund its Boettcher Scholarship program, which annually provides full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado college or university to 42 graduating high-school seniors; our Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, which support scientific innovation in Colorado by providing biomedical research funding for early career investigators at the state’s research institutions; and the Boettcher Teacher Residency, which prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers.

What if I still have questions?

If you still have questions of concerns, please contact our grants department at or 303.534.1937.

See where our Colorado capital nonprofit grants go.