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


CRC is excited to share a new partnership opportunity with the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). Through the Rural Capacity Building Project, CRC will engage AmeriCorps*VISTA members in strengthening current networks of nonprofits, funders and government officials in developing and implementing collaborations that overcome community identified barriers.


The VISTA members will serve across the state, partnering with regional leadership to expand Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) programming.  As the RPD program has evolved to include convening around regional issues through the Listening Tours and Community Solutions dialogues, we were compelled to identify new resources in order to meet the growing need.  The support provided by the CNCS will allow CRC to continue to convene and engage in the planning and implementation of community-identified solutions to the region's most pressing issues. 


CRC has partnered with the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado in Durango and with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation in Steamboat Springs who will each host a regional AmeriCorps*VISTA. The member will work with the regional RPD leadership committees to follow-up and build upon the momentum of RPD programming and to continue to provide meaningful and relevant professional development expertise to rural nonprofit and community organizations. 

CRC is currently hiring five AmeriCorps*VISTA members to join our team.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the positions available!


This is an exciting time of growth for the organization and CRC appreciates the leadership of Sue Anschutz-Rodgers and the following funders in continuing to financially support and advocate for the RPD program: Adolf Coors Foundation, Anschutz Family Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, Caring for Colorado, Colorado Trust, Daniels Fund, El Pomar Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, Helen K. and Arthur E. Foundation, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation.


We are excited about this growth in our capacity and look forward to the opportunities ahead.




c(3) Forum
Registration is OPEN! 
Presented by the Association of Funders, Colorado Nonprofit Association, and Community Resource Center

The C3 Forum is a full-day event that facilitates dialogue and strengthens relationships between Front Range nonprofits and funders. Nonprofit attendees participate in funder-led discussions to learn about the grantmaking process and to build their grantseeking skills. 



Date: July 31, 2014, 8:30am-4:45pm
Location: Regis University | 333 Regis Blvd | Denver, CO 
Fifth Nonprofit Board Education eLearning Course Now Available 

The 5-Part board effectiveness training project was created in conjunction with the Secretary of State's office and nonprofit community leaders centered on strengthening nonprofits in Colorado. Module 5: Personnel Issues gives an introduction to federal and state-level legal requirements for nonprofits, and provides insight into the board's role in ensuring that their organizations stay in compliance. Access Full Series from the Secretary of State's Office here.

Colorado Gives Day: 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014 is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Donors are encouraged to join the movement to "give where you live" and raise millions for Colorado nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations.


Grant Application Deadline

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.


Next grant category is Social Services - this includes capital grants in:

  • Basic Needs
  • Self-Sufficiency 
  • Protective Services 


Boettcher Foundation uses a prequalification Form that helps you find out if your Colorado-based nonprofit may qualify for an opportunity to be invited to apply for a Boettcher Foundation capital grant. CLICK HERE for form 


Prequalification Deadline: July 25 
Call for Nomination for National Philanthropy Day

Join the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado committee in recognizing the people and organizations making a difference and improving Colorado's quality of life. 


Nominations are due July 21, 2014CLICK HERE for more information, a list of past winners, or to download a form. 

Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute 
Gold Rush 2013

For nearly 25 years, AFP Colorado Chapter has organized RMPI , and engaging and informative conference for nonprofit and development professionals. The conference features keynote speaker Ty Bennett, a successful entrepreneur, speaker, and author. 



Date: September 11 & 12, 2014
Location: Vail Cascade Resort and Spa | 1300 Westhaven Dr | Vail, CO 81657  
CRC Training Calendar
Program Evaluation & Grant Reporting - DENVER
June 17 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $50 Early Bird-$60 Regular
Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
June 19 | 2:00pm-4:00pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular
Get Grants - DENVER
June 25 | 9:00am-4:00pm | $100 Early Bird-$120 Regular
Development Roundtable with The Colorado Trust - DENVER
June 26 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular

Making the Ask - DENVER
July 9 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $50 Early Bird-$60 Regular

Nonprofit Financial Management - DENVER
July 22 | 9:00am-1:00pm | $60 Early Bird-$70 Regular

Development Roundtable with Community First Foundation - DENVER
July 22 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular
Communicating Your Cause - BOULDER
July 29 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | $30 Early Bird-$45 Regular
C3 Forum - DENVER
July 31 | 8:30am-4:45pm | $95 CNA/CAF member-$115 Standard
In This Issue
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Upcoming Grant Deadlines  
July 1, 2014

Baseball Tomorrow Fund


Anne J. Caudal Foundation


CDPHE: Maternal & Child Health Block Grant Program


Cobiz Cares Foundation


Colorado State Bank Foundation


Adolph Coors Foundation


DOLA: Colorado Private Activity Bond Program (PAB)


Gates Family Foundation


Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum


Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust


July 2, 2014

Boulder Arts Commission Grants 


July 7, 2014

The TJX Foundation Inc.


July 10, 2014

The Goodwin Foundation


Office of Children's Affairs

July 15, 2014

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation


LEGO Children's Fund


Subaru of America Foundation


July 31, 2014

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation


Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation


John G. Duncan Charitable Trust


Carl Hendrickson Family Foundation


CRC Staff 
President & CEO
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 
Rural Philanthropy Days Updates

Southwest RPD Kicks Off TOMORROW!

CRC staff are heading down to Pagosa Springs for the 2014 Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days! The SW RPD Steering Committee, representing Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties, has worked tirelessly over the past 14 months to create a dynamic, fresh, and educational three-day conference


Nearly 350 nonprofit professionals, funders, government officials, and community leaders will come together to discuss regional issues, take part in first-class professional development opportunities, and network. A huge thank you to everyone who will join us this week and has contributed to the success of the event! Stay tuned for the results of the Community Solutions Workshops, focused on developing regional solutions to needs in "Supportive Housing" and "Early Care and Education".


Staff Positions Available:

CRC is currently hiring five AmeriCorps*VISTA members to join our team.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the positions available


Highlight on the US Dept. of Agriculture - USDA Rural Development has several upcoming funding initiatives to support small businesses, nonprofits, and energy producers throughout rural Colorado. Learn how one of these initiatives can improve your access to quality resources and grow your organization and community!

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