Community Resource Center Monthly E-Newsletter
Success Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits
January 2014

On February 14th, CRC launched our new website which offers quick and easy access to essential information for our nonprofit partners.  This endeavor is part of CRC's ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information to nonprofit professionals and volunteers throughout Colorado, helping them do their good work better.


The new includes the following site enhancements:

  • Improved Structure and Navigation: The site has been redesigned for an improved spacious layout, including intuitive navigation and a more standardized menu structure.
  • Eight Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD): Statewide stakeholders and program participants can now access RPD information on regional activities and conferences through one main portal:  HERE. Use this link to explore regional demographic information, digital databases of foundation giving, as well as enroll in RPD and other professional development opportunities.  
  • Improved Navigation of the Online Grants Guide: The Grants Guide received a face lift for the new site and we are working to add users features and improve search functions in 2014!
  • Online Resource Library: CRC has partnered with 4Good to feature an online library of free and fee based resources intended to support the good work of nonprofits. 4Good is designed to strengthen nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by connecting like-minded professionals and a wealth of information from which to benefit.

We listened to the requests of our community and redesigned our site to provide a better online experience.  The result is a fresh, new look with streamlined navigation and better content.  A big shout out to our fabulous web designer, Sky Esser, of Good Web Works for his creativity and diligence. Also, we would like to thank our IT team members at the Red Arrow Group and Office Automation for making the transition trouble-free.


I would encourage you to check out our new site at and let us know your feedback.



At CRC, we strive to make the Guide a valuable and effective grant research tool for Colorado nonprofits. In 2013, we surveyed subscribers and the funders featured in the Guide to ensure we are meeting the needs of the sector with our product. The results demonstrated areas for improvement and helped our staff to make those updates and revise policies accordingly. As a part of this upgrade, we updated the subscription structure. Each subscription and pricing structure is tailored to specific users. Click Here for more information about subscriptions. 
Subscription updates will be effective March 1, 2014. All current Grants Guide subscribers will have until April 1, 2014 to renew their subscription at 2013 pricing. Renewing simply adds 12 months to your subscriptions expiration date.  
Questions? Contact Erin at 303.623.1540 X100 or

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days
June 11-13 | Pagosa Springs, CO
Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days
Sept 24-26 | Trinidad, CO


Boettcher Foundation
Boettcher Foundation Grant Deadlines
The Boettcher Foundation seeks to make grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building that is owned and used by a Colorado nonprofit organization. Our next category is Community Enrichment - This includes capital grants in

Arts &
Community & Multi-Use FacilityYouth DevelopmentCommunity Engagement


Prequalification Deadline: March 28, 2014 

CLICK HERE for more information
2014 Nonprofit Week Luncheon
Colorado Nonprofit Week is an annual event that celebrates the contributions nonprofits make to our communities. Colorado Nonprofit Week is March 3-7. Join us as we end the week with the Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon. This is your opportunity to join with nonprofit colleagues, businesses and government to celebrate the nonprofit sector's impact.
Date & Time: March, 7, 11:30am-1pm
Location: Denver Marriott City Center | Downtown Denver
Volunteer Fest Colorado
Metro Volunteers is once again hosting VOLUNTEER FEST COLORADO and invites nonprofits and individuals from across the state to participate in the event. Nonprofits will be hosting an information booth about their organization and year-round volunteer opportunities. This is a great event for individuals to learn more about organizations, see all the great work going on in their community and participate in a volunteer project that day! Questions? Contact Chris,

Date & Time: March 4, 1pm-6pm
Location: McNichols Civic Center Building | Denver
E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation Grant Deadlines  

The E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its 2014 grant program, which will distribute up to seven $2,500 grants. In total, the foundation will distribute as much as $17,500 to nonprofit organizations or government agencies supporting transportation safety programs. Preference is given to funding organizations or programs located in or adjacent to the E-470 corridor area.

Application Deadline: March 31, 4:00pm | Application Guidelines
Junior League of Denver Grant Deadline Extended!

The Junior League of Denver will be awarding two $4,500 grants to qualified Denver metro area schools or organizations in 2014. The funding for these grants is tied to Senate Bill 09-123 to fund at-risk schools serving 6th, 7th and 8th grades in decreasing high-school drop-out rates. The newly established 123 Grants Committee will review and award the grants.    

Concept Letter Deadline: March 5, 2014 | Application Guidelines
CRC Training Calendar
CGA Basics: A Winning Grant Proposal in Rural Colorado - AVON
February 25, 11:00am-3:00pm
Development Roundtable with Coors Foundation - DENVER
Feburary 27, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Rural Grantwriting Workshop, Part 3 - SALIDA
March 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Executive Roundtable - DENVER
March 11, 11:30am-1:00pm
Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
March 18, 10:00am-12:00pm
Development Roundtable with The Colorado Trust - DENVER
March 19, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Get Grants - SALIDA
March 26, 9:00am-4:00pm
2-Day Grant Seeking Clinic - DENVER
March 27 & 28, 9:00am-4:00pm

We've Seen Fire & We've Seen Rain: 1-Day Conference - ESTES PARK
April 16, 2014. 8:15am-4:30pm
Get Grants - MONTROSE
April 23, 10:00am-5:00pm
Development Roundtable with Colorado Health Foundation - DENVER
April 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm
April 30, 10:00am-5:00pm

In This Issue
2014 Leadership Program
Community News
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
CRC Team
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
 March 1, 2014

CDW: Fishing is Fund in Colorado (FIF)


Chamberlain Foundation


E.M Christmas Foundation


Adolph Coors Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program


Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation


Employee Assistance Research Foundation


Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust


Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation  

Dana & Christopher Reeve Foundation


Dr. Scholl Foundation 


Southern Colorado Community Foundation


March 3, 2014

The TJX Foundation Inc. 


Xcel Energy Foundation


March 4, 2014

John Ball Zoological Society Wildlife Conservation Fund


John S. & James L. Knight Foundation  


March 5, 2014

Boulder Arts Commission Grants  


March 7. 2014

National Endowments for the Arts


March 12, 2014

Foundation for the Protection of Animals


Laura Jane Musser Fund


March 14, 2014

Caring for Colorado Foundation  


March  15, 2014

CDPHE: Recycling Resource Economic Opportunity Fund Grant

 Fine Arts Foundation 


The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation


Learning Disabilities Foundation of America 


March 20, 2014

Bacon Family Foundation 


March 31, 2014

E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation


Walter E. Lipe Charitable Trust


Luther T. McCauley Charitable Trust


H. Chase Stone Trust


U.S. Bank Foundation


UCC Neighborhoods in Need


CRC Staff 
Executive Director
Maria Fabula, Ext. 120

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager
Crissy Supples, Ext. 190

Education Coordinator
Erin Adair-Guy, Ext. 100

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Associate
Leah Rausch, Ext. 170

Operations Coordinator
Alisa Lapp, Ext. 145

Thank you to CRC's
 Major Contributers 
Adolph Coors Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Caring for Colorado Foundation

Daniels Fund

Denver Foundation

El Pomar Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Rose Community Foundation

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Trust  
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