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Where can I find funding for my organization?

Nonprofits should work towards diversifying its funding sources as much as possible in an effort to strengthen the organization's sustainability and public support ratio, and to lessen the impact of a potential loss of significant amount of its funding from any one source. 

Funding Sources

Grants

  • Community Resource Center publishes (online only) the Colorado Grants Guide where you can find information on grants available for nonprofits, including deadlines, criteria, giving priorities and more. 
  • Foundation Center hosts a foundation directory where you can search foundations by mission. 
  • Federal Grants and information regarding federal grants can be found on Grants.gov. You may also visit or contact Colorado state agencies for state grants. 

Sponsorships

  • Local businesses, corporations and foundations give back to their community through sponsoring events, programs and organizations. Visit your local chamber of commerce website for a list of businesses in your area. 

Individual Donors

  • Create and refine your annual fundraising campaign. Find more resources on individual donors from The Impact Foundry

Earned Income

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Disclaimer

These articles, samples, and resources are offered for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. If used, your organization should tailor samples to best fit the organization’s specific circumstances. We encourage your organization to seek appropriate professional assistance as needed.

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