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Grant Guidelines

The Foundation focuses primarily on mission-related, targeted priorities and proactively seeks organizations and programs to support.

Working cooperatively with other agencies and organizations, the Foundation identifies community needs that can be significantly impacted by contributing financial and other resources.

Grant Priorities

The Foundation’s focus on improving the health and well-being of our community is broad. Targeted priorities in the area of health and well-being of our community include the following in the Pikes Peak Region:

  • Improving access to health and human service programs which promote the physical, emotional and behavioral health of the underserved and our community at large, including health education and prevention
  • Enhancing access to health care services for the underserved
  • Partnering with other organizations to meet health and human service needs in our community

Geographic Focus

El Paso and Teller Counties

Grant Restrictions

Grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations with a 509 (a)(1) or 509 (a)(2) designation or governmental agencies. No grants are awarded to individuals. No grants are awarded for research. No grants are made to “pass through” nonprofit organizations.

Grant Types

  • Project support grants: funds a particular program or project with expected outcomes
  • General operating support: allows a grantee to decide how funds are used, though most grantees have conversations about expectations and intended outcomes.
  • Capital support: for equipment (and limited bricks & mortar)
  • Challenge/matching grants: provides funds to an organization with the expectation (or on the condition) that additional funds are raised from other sources.

Grant Range

Generally between $5,000 and $15,000 per selected grantee. Multi-year grants or grants larger than $15,000 may be awarded; these are limited by invitation only.

Consistency of Grants

Nonprofit organizations that receive a grant award for three consecutive years, must take a year off before they are eligible to be considered for another grant award.

Application Form and Process

The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation accepts the Colorado Common Grant Application. Please be specific in stating how a grant from our Foundation will make a difference, i.e., define what success will look like, what is your criteria, clarify what you want to achieve and how you plan to get there, explain how a grant from our Foundation will make an impact or difference with your organization, to your clients, to our community, etc, what gap would our Foundation help fill. Outcomes should be qualitative and or quantitative. Proposals SHOULD NOT be stapled or bound in any way, including paper clips and dividers. All accompanying proposal material should be submitted single–sided only and not stapled or bound including annual reports, audited financials, etc. All applications must be signed and the 501(c)(3) letter must be dated within the last five years. Proposals that are incomplete or that do not adhere to these instructions will be eliminated and not reviewed.

Applications may be mailed to the Foundation or delivered to the Foundation’s office. Emailed grant proposals will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to telephone first to determine if their proposal meets the Foundation’s priority areas of interest.

Grant Cycle

Proposals should be received no later than June 30th for the 2017-2018 fiscal year grant cycle. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Grant decisions are made in October/November.

For questions contact:

Doris Ralston, Executive Director & CEO at 719.635.9057 or DRalston@csof.org

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Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation | 422 E. Vermijo, Suite 311, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Mailing Address: PO Box 49577, Colorado Springs, CO 80949