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

We are now accepting event sponsorship applications for 2020. Please submit sponsorship requests online as early as possible in your event planning process. You can complete our online application, or first review these frequently asked questions about sponsorships. The deadline to apply for 2020 event sponsorships is Nov. 15, 2020.

Please allow up to 30 days for an approval decision from the time you submit your application. You will receive an email notification when a decision is made regarding 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 [at] or (303) 837-1200 before submitting your application.