As a grantmaking foundation, The Colorado Trust sets aside a limited amount of funding each year to respond to requests from Colorado nonprofit organizations to help sponsor fundraising and other special events that support their work.

To be eligible, your organization must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status, and the event for which you are seeking sponsorship support must be aligned with The Trust's health equity vision. The Trust also may consider sponsorship requests that support the state's philanthropic sector.

Sponsorships are limited to one per organization, per calendar year. Requests will be considered individually, including level of funding, up to a maximum of $3,000 per sponsorship. The average sponsorship amount is approximately $2,000. The Trust does not sponsor political campaigns, lobbying activities or voter registration drives. Sponsorships to entities that are not a 501(c)(3) and to individuals cannot be considered.

Sponsorship Request Process

We will begin accepting 2018 sponsorship applications and requests on Dec. 18, 2017. Sponsorship applications are being accepted until all funds for 2017 are allocated. Please submit sponsorship requests as early as possible in your event planning process.

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Email the completed application as an attachment to sponsorships@coloradotrust.org. You will receive an email confirmation when your application is received, and will be notified thereafter whether your application was approved. Please allow up to 30 days for an approval decision from the time you submit your application. Your Tax ID Number (EIN) must be included on your application.

Incomplete information may result in your sponsorship request not being considered.

If you have questions, please contact Patricia Maynes at sponsorships@coloradotrust.org or 303-837-1200 before submitting your application.