Grant Opportunities in Colorado

Through our grantmaking, we provide a foundation for transformational impact and community building by investing in people, programs, and organizations across the state. Explore Boettcher’s grant funding opportunities below. Questions about the grants process can be emailed to

Types of Grants


Community Connections Grants

We invest in initiatives or infrastructure projects that bring people together or foster the connections between individuals and/or organizations.


Rural Catalyst Grants

We strengthen the internal capacity of organizations to achieve their goals related to the topics covered in our Rural Leadership Collaborative meetings.


Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program

We support scientific innovation in Colorado by providing biomedical research funding at the state’s leading research institutions and hospitals.

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Leadership Practitioner Catalyst Grants

The Leadership Practitioner Catalyst Grant Program strengthens the capacity of leadership organizations that are working to create a more inclusive and accessible leadership ecosystem in Colorado.

Colorado Grant Highlights

Colorado Counties Served
All 0
Invested in Colorado Communities
$ 0 M+
Years of Investing in Colorado
0 +
In Scholarship Support
$ 0 M+


Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Contact us below if you have additional questions about the grantmaking process.

Historically, our grants have been in the range of $20,000–$75,000. We typically communicate with individual applicants on the possible amount or range of a grant request.

In the past, we have not generally awarded multi-year grants. However, we may consider multi-year grant proposals that best align with our funding priorities.
Submission of the inquiry form during the open grant cycle window is the initial step in our process. If you are invited to submit a full application, we will provide the list of additional documents required. Foundation staff will review inquiries during the application windows, typically responding within six weeks of receiving the inquiry form (found on our main grantmaking page).

The Boettcher Foundation accepts grant proposals from 501(c)(3) nonprofits and/or governmental entities that have a qualified exempt purpose.

We prefer that organizations only submit one application of either grant opportunity (Rural Catalyst Grant OR Community Connections Grant) per cycle.

Grantmaking Cycles & Process

We have multiple funding cycles throughout the year. Please reference the timeline that details the process for grant inquiry submission and response.

January 16 – February 16

Community Connections Grants

Notification of Funding: May 1

May 15 – June 15

Community Connections Grants & Rural Catalyst Grants

Notification of Funding: September 25

August 1 – September 1

Community Connections Grants & Rural Catalyst Grants

Notification of Funding: November 17

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