Ballantine Family Fund
The Ballantine Family Fund is a general purpose fund, which means the Trustees approve grants across a broad spectrum, including arts and culture, environment, animal protection, education, human services, and youth. Nonprofit organizations submit an online application to the Ballantine Family Fund (ballantinefamilyfund.com). The Trustees evaluate the quarterly requests to determine their ability to support the proposal based on the mission and purpose. The Community Foundation serves as the Grant Manager for the Ballantine Family.
In 2018, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded $248,775 to 125 nonprofits in Southwest Colorado, which includes Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties. The average grant size was $1,990.
Also in 2018, the Ballantine Trustees granted an additional $55,000 to four nonprofits in La Plata County: Bayfield Friends of the Library, Be FRANK Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County and KSUT. These Core Value Grants are an unsolicitated infusion of funds designated for a significant impact in a particular area of need, as identified by the Trustees.
The Community Foundation supports the Ballantine Family Fund by bringing nonprofit knowledge and financial expertise, while the Ballantine trustees maintain their independence with grant making decisions and funding priorities.
To apply to the Ballantine Family Fund, please click here.