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10.4.2 Payroll Department Grant

The Payroll Department has established a funding source for the nonprofit sector in La Plata County – the 10.4.2. The 10.4.2 is a grant up to $10,000 each for two organizations that support efforts in one of these areas:

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Services

The Payroll Department wants to support new or recently launched programs (1-2 years) that further the nonprofit’s mission and may need a boost while the organizations 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 education, environment, or human services
  • This grant requires a match of 100 percent of funds awarded
  • 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
  • 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!

10.4.2 Payroll Department Grant Application

  • Provide a brief overview of the new or recently launched program, community need, and desired outcome.
  • Provide your organization’s detailed plan to secure matching funds. The Payroll Department defines matching funds as new donors, grants, corporate sponsors, etc. directly related to the match.
  • Upload a list of current board members. Include name, board position, and contact information (email/phone).
  • Your organization's current year's budget
  • Your organization's budget vs. actuals for most recent completed fiscal year
  • Upload a brief history of the organization, mission, principal programs, and accomplishments – no more than 1 page.
  • You may also send the application upload items to admin@swcommunityfoundation.org

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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

I am extremely proud to be a Fund Holder, as well as President of the Board of Directors for this outstanding organization. It has elevated philanthropy in our community by pairing the needs of the nonprofits with those who have a passion to fund their mission. The Foundation is an important engine to our community’s health.

- Molly Martin, Board President

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