How To Apply For a Grant

We are proud to invest in our community partners by providing grants to local nonprofit organizations in Summit County and our neighboring communities of Lake, Park and West Grand Counties. Nonprofits may apply for a grant from The Summit Foundation once per year, and applications are accepted through our online grant application.

The spring grant application is open! Please visit the Summit Foundation Grant Application. You will be asked to create an account, complete an organization registration form, and then you will be able to complete the application. If you are a new grantee to the Summit Foundation, please reach out to Program Manager, Megan Adamson, to set up a time to discuss your grant request.

This grant application is due April 12, 2024. Applicants should hear award decisions 8-10 weeks after this deadline.

Grant Guidelines

  • Applicants must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the IRS.
  • Organizations who are applying for the first time must set up a time to meet with the Summit Foundation prior to submitting a grant request.
  • Organizations must be located within or have active programming in Summit County, Colorado.
  • Organizations serving our neighboring communities of Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling, and Leadville are eligible to apply for a grant from The Summit Foundation in any of our impact areas. However, please be aware that grants pertaining to basic needs are prioritized in neighboring communities. The maximum request for neighboring communities is $10,000.
  • Nonprofits may apply no more than once per year.
  • The following types of requests are ineligible:
  • Political campaigns on behalf of any issues or candidate
  • Religious programs that require membership in a certain religion or advance a particular religious faith (Faith-based organizations may be eligible if they welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious faith, and do not require participation in activities that are specifically religious.)
  • Programs or projects that are complete
  • Programs and/or staff salaries that cannot be sustained without TSF's investment

Click here to get started on your application!

Contact Program Manager Megan Adamson at, with questions.

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