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


Since 1991, the Colorado Grants Guide has been Colorado's leading online tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive resource guide contains over 750 profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. In 2014, CRC staff have developed additional resources for CGG subscribers including an online tutorial, a FAQ for users, and new and improved users guide. We have also branded the CGG with a new logo. Many of our longtime subscribers will remember the days of the printed Guide. From 1991-2010, this hard copy book had a different and unique cover each year; these covers are now featured as artwork at the CRC office in our space at the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits.


Changes will continue in 2015 for Rural Libraries subscriptions. CRC will continue to sponsor FREE 12-month subscriptions to the Guide for all rural libraries located within the regions where RPD conferences will take place that year. In 2015, that will include both the San Luis Valley and Mountain regions. Libraries located in other rural regions will have access to discounts during the first three months of 2015 to ease this transition to paid subscriptions. Subscribers can also take advantage of two end-of-the-year specials. In November, subscribers will receive a FREE copy of Navigating Legal Landmines with any 12-month Colorado Grants Guide purchase, and in December, subscribers can receive 25% off any product in the CRC online store. CLICK HERE for more details.

Ricky Green
Southwest Regional Coordinator 
AmeriCorps VISTA
Meet Our New AmeriCorps VISTA! 
Ricky started work in the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). After completing two terms of service as nonprofit capacity building director Ricky joined the NAM team and continued work developing resources, conducting training, and learning every day from the diverse group of people and organizations he had the opportunity to work with. Ricky studied Philosophy & Psychology at Duke University and has lived in Hungary, Turkey, Germany and Japan. He is passionate about growing food and living simply. You're most likely to find him climbing, running, cooking, tending plants, slacklining, practicing ashtanga yoga or playing music if he's not in the office.
Now Accepting Applications for CRC's Leadership & Management Program!
Now celebrating its 24th year, this 9-month adventure in personal and professional development includes; 4 two-day training sessions in Denver, a 3-day Executive Course in Breckenridge, access to a professional coach and ongoing networking with your peers, nonprofit entrepreneurs, funders and expert presenters. This program is open to Executive Directors of 501(c)3 incorporated nonprofits who have at least four years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. 
Remember CRC on Colorado Gives Day: Dec 9! 
Anyone who donates to Community Resource Center (CRC) on Colorado Gives Day will be entered to win a gift basket celebrates Colorful Colorado, featuring unique local items from each of the state's 8 rural regions, plus the Front Range! The basket includes everything from native food products to event tickets and is valued at approximately $185.

For more information, contact Kelli Mowrey at or 303-623-1540 X 160

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Celebrations are held annually in many states across the nation. 


Date: November 14, 2014
Location: Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Performing Arts Complex
1350 Araphahoe Street | Denver, CO 

Learn more

Boettcher FoundationEducation Prequalification Form 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 organization. The next category is Education, which includes Early Childhood and Higher Education/Post Secondary. 


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 capital grant. You must complete the prequalification form first!


Prequalification Deadline: November 14

Eligibility Guidelines and Form

Neighboring: A Path to Sustainable Community Engagement

Join the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE)  and Metro Volunteers for a free interactive workshop facilitated by Cheryl Clark of the Clark Group, on Neighboring: A Path to Sustainable Community Engagement.Neighboring is the idea that neighborhood assets, beliefs and thoughts are reflected in how a community is being engaged. This workshop will provide a space for participants to think about sustainable solutions to community challenges, issues, and opportunities at the individual, organizational and systemic level. 


Date & Time: November 21, 9am-3pm

Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits | 789 Sherman Street, Ste 100, Denver, CO 80203

Cost: FREE (lunch included)

Register Now!

CRC Training Calendar
Get Grants - TRINIDAD
November 13 | 10am-5pm | $80 Early Bird-$100 Regular

Development Officer Series: Part 3 - DENVER
Capital Campaigns & Planned Giving
November 18 | 9am-4pm | $120 Individual Session-$300 Full Series

Making the Ask - DENVER
November 19 | 12pm-4pm | $50 Early Bird-$60 Regular

Get Grants - CANON CITY
December 2 | 10am-5pm | $80 Early Bird-$100 Regular 

Finding Funding on the Web - WEBINAR
December 4 | 2pm-4pm | $25 Early Bird-$35 Regular 

Development Roundtable with Serve Colorado and Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) - DENVER
December 11 | 2pm-3:30pm | $20 Early Bird-$35 Regular
In This Issue
CRC Training Calendar
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
RPD Updates
Rural Community News & Resources
Upcoming Grant Deadlines  
December 1, 2014

DOLA: Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Program


Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation

Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation


Joslin-Needham Family Foundation


Nord Family Foundation


Susan G. Komen Colorado


December 15, 2014

EPA: Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EISG)


December 16, 2014

The TJX Foundation Inc.


December 20, 2014

Bacon Family Foundation


December 30, 2014

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation


December 31, 2014

Cobiz Cares Foundation


Schlessman Family Foundation, Inc. 


Share Our Strength


CRC Staff 
President & CEO
Maria Fabula, Ext. 120

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Manager 
Leah Rausch, Ext. 170

Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator 
Amanda Barlow, Ext. 130

Education Coordinator
Erin Adair-Guy, Ext. 100

Resource Coordinator 
Kelli Mowrey, Ext. 160

Operations Coordinator
Alisa Lapp, Ext. 145

Communications Associate, VISTA
Emily Treece, Ext. 190

Southwest Regional Coordinator, VISTA
Ricky Green, 970-375-5807

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

Northwest Education Series: Join the Interim Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days (NW RPD) Steering Committee for a 10-Part Education Series geared towards nonprofit staff, executives, board members, and volunteers. The series will take place over 18 months, beginning on November 13 with a half-day session on Strategic Planning, presented by Maria Fabula, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Resource Center. For more information or to register today, click here!


SWRPD Interim Committee Meeting: the Community Resource Center and the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado will convene a group of stakeholders to identify and advance collaborative projects and funding opportunities in the areas of Supportive Housing and Early Childhood Education on Wednesday, November 19 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM at the Durango Recreation Center. If you are interested in joining these discussions and moving forward solutions in either or both of these topic areas, please contact Briggen Wrinkle

for more information or to join the conversation!


New Mobility West: Community Assistance Opportunitywill provide three rounds of direct technical assistance to communities across the Rocky Mountain West to address specific challenges or opportunities at the nexus of transportation and community development. A competitive applications process will determine awards. Projects must be tailored to local needs and opportunities within a 2 to 4 month process. For more information or to apply click here.


Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Grant Application - The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries is to help school libraries (a) encourage and foster a love of reading; (b) support student learning; and (c) make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Applications will be accepted to help libraries expand, update, and diversify their book collections at schools where 85% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches. 
Deadline 12/15/2014 click here for more information or to apply for this funding opportunity.


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNSC)CNCS is offering AmeriCorps State and National Grants to public and private nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. 
Deadline 1/21/2015, click herefor more information or to apply today.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)The USDA has released a new state-by-state "Made in Rural America," report showing the impact of USDA investments in rural communities. Click here to access the Colorado's factsheets.


"Housing America's Older Adults - Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population," by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University discusses the unprecedented growth of America's aging population. Download a copy of the report here.

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