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 $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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily ceased accepting applications for 2020 event sponsorships. We are revisiting this decision regularly as situations and conditions in Colorado change. Please check this page in the future for updates, or contact Patricia Maynes at sponsorships [at]