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10.4.2 Payroll Department Grant

The Payroll Department wanted to strategically impact their nonprofit giving in La Plata County.  In order to accomplish this, they developed the 10.4.2, two grants of $10,000 for two La Plata County organizations that support efforts in one of these areas:

  • Youth Education
  • Environment
  • Human Services

The Payroll Department is especially interested in supporting new or recently launched programs (1-2 years) that further the nonprofit’s mission and may need a boost while the organization secures sustainable funding.


Grant Requirements:

  • Your organization must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization; or be a project or organization under the fiscal agency of a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Your organization must support efforts in youth education, environment, or human services.
  • This grant requires a $10,000 match. For organizations to apply, they must be ready with a matching plan.  The Payroll Department defines matching funds as new donors, grants, corporate sponsors, etc. directly related to the match.  These funds are not solicited prior to the grant award.  The ultimate goal of the match is to provide a reason for the 10.4.2 grant recipients to reach out to new donors that they can hopefully convert to long-term donors.
  • You do not have to be a client of the Payroll Department to be considered for the grant.


2017 Timeline

  • 2.10.2017: Application Open
  • 4.10.2017: Application Deadline
  • Week of 4.24.2017: Recipients Notified
  • 10.4.2017: Matching Funds Required


Once you have received funds for this grant, you are not eligible to apply for three years.

Contact the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado to learn more information today!

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I am a ‘horizontal’ as opposed to a ‘vertical’ person, meaning I have a wide variety of interests and passions as opposed to depth in one or two areas of need. Because of my broad base of interest, philanthropy was becoming a complicated, tedious, and solo effort. Setting up my Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado simplified the process. I am able to deliberately establish a giving pattern that will continue on after I am no longer able to make philanthropic decisions.

- Kathleen Adams, Board Member

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- Molly Martin, Board President

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