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 August 2022)

RECENT UPDATES

  • City of Fort Collins Announces upcoming Small Business Grants! Opening August 1 grants will be made in increments of $2,500, $5,000, or $7,500, grant amount is dependent upon number of employees and annual revenue (assistance will not have to be repaid). Two rounds of funding will be made available to businesses. Round 1 will be open to businesses on August 1 and closes August 30. Round 2 will be open to businesses on October 3 and closes October 31.
  • The newly opened Multicultural Business & Entrepreneurship Center is now offering business services to the community and has $30K at its disposal to help businesses with technical assistance.
  • The Business Foundations Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves. The program includes 3 required training paths for businesses to complete and receive a certification. Once completed, businesses may be eligible to apply for small grants of up to $1,200.
  • Host a CSU Student with a Micro-Internship! These can be short-term projects that can typically be completed within 5-40 hours and is due within a few days to a few weeks. These projects require no on-boarding, are paid 1099 and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. This is a great way to finish projects you have been meaning to get to, it is also a great way introduce your company to students and see if there is a potential fit for future opportunities and ultimately, it is a great way to support CSU students. https://info.parkerdewey.com/colostate
  • COVID-19 in Larimer County

GRANTS WITH ROLLING DEADLINES OR ONES COMING UP!

  • Arts in Society – due August 29  — Statewide grant program with awards between $5,000-$35,000 made to individuals and organizations seeking to implement projects that utilize the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare
  • Northern Colorado Community Foundation – due August 31Grants to nonprofits working in Berthoud, Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and regionally in Northern Colorado of up to $25,000 supporting a variety of areas. Applicants working in Fort Collins should apply under one of the following priority areas: youth programs, senior programs, educational opportunities, health & human services, and dental health. They offer 2 grant rounds per year.
  • Bohemian Fund – opens August 9 and closes September 7 — Program, project, and general operating grants of up to $30,000 to organizations creating belonging & equitable communities within the following goal areas: youth, economic stability & mobility, and vibrant community. Current grantees & new applicants are encouraged to apply to both grant rounds per year.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is has many current grants to apply for funding, relief funding or project funding.

American Rescue Plan Act and CARES Act

LOCAL RESOURCES & GRANTS

  • LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS:
    • Larimer SBDCFree one on one professional business consulting, special creative industry professionals, workshops and online classes, business resources and tools
    • NOCO RECOVERS – A one stop shop for COVID-19 recovery resources for the business community in Northern Colorado. 
    • ForFortCollins.com – website designed for businesses and citizens with ways to promote shopping locally with marketing asset generator, connections and resources
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  • TOOLS, SUPPLIES & NETWORKING:

STATE RESOURCES & GRANTS

NATIONAL RESOURCES & GRANTS