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How to request a Grant

The Blue Foundation is committed to supporting local organizations and promoting financial literacy in our community. Doing good is the fabric of who we are!

Through grants from the Foundation, we support 501(c)(3) and eligible program sponsorships of charity fundraising events. It is strongly encouraged that potential applicants read our guidelines prior to submitting an application to confirm their eligibility to apply. 

Cause-related sponsorships (different from a grant) are considered on a monthly basis and evaluated based on the organization’s mission and impact in our service area as well as the event’s impact and sponsorship recognition.  These types of requests should be submitted through the Sponsorship Application.


Grant commitments are generally for one year only and in the range of $3,000 - $25,000.

Eligibility Requirements

The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations who demonstrate the following:

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing.

  • Organizations/events must be located within the Foundation’s communities we serve located in Wyoming and Colorado. Local chapters of national organizations may apply.

  • Funds will be applied for programs that support or enhance financial literacy/independence.  Please include details in the grant application of how awarded funds will be used to support this.

Grant Restrictions
  • Grants will not be given to individuals, including scholarships.

  • Grants will not fund debt retirement or operating deficits.

  • Grants will not fund equipment expenses, unless the equipment will directly improve the organization’s ability to provide and deliver services.

  • 1 grant per organization, per year. Multiple grants within the same 12-month period will not be approved.

Reporting & Recognition Guidelines
  • The grantee organization agrees to coordinate a check presentation with representatives of Foundation for publicity purposes.

  • The grantee organization agrees to seek publicity for the grant, as possible, through a media press release, through a story in the organization’s newsletter, or other method and to communicate a recognition plan upon acceptance of the grant.

  • The grantee organization agrees to recognize the Foundation via a minimum of two social media posts during the year following the grant.

2023 Grant Request Deadlines
Grant Cycles recur every March, July, and November each year.
The Blue Foundation will have three funding cycles in 2023:
Cycle 1: Deadline for Submission

March 1 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Listing of requests sent to Board  |  March 6 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Foundation Board Meeting  |  March 15 at 12:00 p.m. 

  • Notification of funding status  |  April 1

Cycle 2: Deadline for Submission

July 1 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Listing of requests sent to Board  |  July 3 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Foundation Board Meeting  |  July 6 at 11:30 a.m. 

  • Notification of funding status  |  August 1

Cycle 3: Deadline for Submission

November 1 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Listing of requests sent to Board  |  November 2 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Foundation Board Meeting  |  November 7 at 11:00 a.m. 

  • Notification of funding status  |  December 1

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