Grant Review Process
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt. You will later receive an email notifying you of the designated program officer who will serve as your primary point of contact. Your program officer will be in touch to discuss your proposal and to follow up with any additional questions.
Sometimes program officers will schedule an on-site visit so they can meet you in person and further discuss proposed activities.
The review process takes approximately four months. You will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.
At any point during the process, please do not hesitate to contact your designated program officer with questions or concerns.
Multiple Grant Requests
Each application is reviewed on its own merits. If you are submitting a new proposal, you are welcome to submit an application for any one of our three grant deadlines. For renewals of a current grant, we ask that you wait until four months before the grant period ends before submitting an application for renewal. When you apply for a new grant, or reapply, we encourage you to submit an interim report for the current grant along with your proposal. Please use the appropriate Grant Report Form to complete your interim report. This will assist the program officer in the review process.
Unfortunately, we must decline many more proposals than we are able to fund. If you have questions about the reasons for declination, please call our main number, 303.953.3600, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate program officer who can address your questions.
A proposal will not be reviewed if:
- It is received after 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
- It is incomplete.
- It falls into any of the categories we don't fund.