Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Organizations

ARTS & CULTURAL NONPROFITS

Please note that the inclusion of these links and sources does not constitute an endorsement by the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District. (updated 6/8/2021)

LISTS UPDATED AS NEW INFO COMES OUT!

Recent Updates

  • Art-Train brings together artists and creatives with municipalities, agencies, and organizations to create culture-based collaborations. With separate tracks for artists and agencies, Art-Train helps you use American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan funding to support locally-rooted, culture-based collaborations.
  • Colorado creates the CLIMBER small business loan fund! These are below market rate loans with favorable terms for small businesses with 5-99 employees. CLIMBER loans are available to non-profit businesses along with for-profit and sole proprietorships. Special consideration is given to small businesses located in rural, distressed, and underserved areas, including communities with low to moderate incomes. For full details and eligibility visit their website.
  • Shuttered Venues Grant is open!   This special grant has funds up to 10 million dollars for shuttered venues and cultural institutions. Businesses can receive this grant if also applying of PPP funds, but PPP loan must be approved prior. Venues are recommended to read through FAQs, use this checklist to prep in advance and once opened apply through the SBA. For help: Watch the SBA informational webinar to highlight the application process for potential eligible entities, Watch webinar video HERE!  And if you need more hands on help reach to the SBA regional office in Denver.
  • Colorado Jumpstart Program is an incentive program (bonus payment!) is being offered to Colorado unemployment recipients who return to work between May 16 and June 26, 2021. Get all the details on the state’s website and with this helpful PDF Fact Sheet!
  • Register for the Larimer County & CSU’s FREE Pivot Program! Learn how to reshape and pivot your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more and register for the next cohort here 
  • Colorado Jumpstart Program is an incentive program (bonus payment!) is being offered to Colorado unemployment recipients who return to work between May 16 and June 26, 2021. Get all the details on the state’s website and with this helpful PDF Fact Sheet!
  • Fort Collins Online Marketplace – Sell your art or experiences on Fort Collins Marketplace! Run by Visit Fort Collins to support small businesses
  • COVID-19 tests for yourself or your employees?  Find the testing closest to you
  • The Music District is providing general consulting and application support consultations for music industry folks, sign up here!

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CARES Act

LOCAL RESOURCES & GRANTS

STATE RESOURCES & GRANTS

  • COLORADO BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS:
  • FUNDING & LEGAL:
    • Take Note Colorado, a responsive, competitive opportunity for individuals and organizations statewide to offer highly inclusive, culturally relevant and student-centered music instruction. Individuals and organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to develop programming that meets Take Note’s goals
    • Pro Bono Attorneys services for Colorado businesses affected by COVID www.coloradocovidrelief.org
    • The State of Colorado‘s Help Colorado Now website offers emergency funding and a range of in-kind services as well as volunteer opportunities for individuals, businesses and nonprofits.
  • TOOLS & SERVICES:

NATIONAL RESOURCES & GRANTS