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 an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status; be based in Colorado or have an active Colorado chapter; and be currently registered as a charity with the Colorado Secretary of State. Additionally, 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. Events considered for sponsorship can be either virtual/online or in person. Requests will be considered individually, including level of funding, up to a maximum of $3,000 per sponsorship. The average sponsorship amount is approximately $1,500. 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 are accepting event sponsorship applications for events taking place between May 2023 and April 2024. Please submit sponsorship requests via our online application and note that we will only review applications for events that fall within the timeframes specified below. Event sponsorship request deadlines and notification dates are as follows:
Events taking place between May and August 2023
- Apply by March 15, 2023
- Notified on or around April 15, 2023
Events taking place between September and December 2023
- Apply by June 15, 2023
- Notified on or around July 15, 2023
Events taking place between January and April 2024
- Apply by Oct. 15, 2023
- Notified on or around by Nov. 15, 2023
You will receive an email notification when a decision is made regarding your application. Your organization’s tax ID number must be included in your application. Incomplete information may result in your sponsorship request being denied.
If you have questions, please first consult our FAQs for event sponsorships. If your question is not addressed by the FAQs, please email us or call (303) 837-1200 before submitting your online application.