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RFP for Video Project

 

Community Foundation serving SW CO Request for Proposal (RFP)

For two promotional videos, one for the 19th Hole Concerts and one for the Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation

BACKGROUND

The Community Foundation is launching the 4th year of the 19th Hole Concerts in June. The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation selects six nonprofits to benefit from the concert series and coordinates local marketing to increase attendance at the concerts, creating a learning experience in event planning for future capacity building for the nonprofits selected. The Archuleta Committee also raises money to build the Archuleta Fund, participates in the Archuleta Nonprofit Coalition, and presents a planned giving workshop annually. The Community Foundation is the backbone of the Committee and provides support for all Committee endeavors.

The 19th Hole Concerts will take place Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, June 13 – July 25, 2019 in Pagosa Springs, CO (skipping July 4).

To request a copy of the full RFP, including purpose of the contract, video description, budget, proposal requirements and submission guidelines, email [email protected]

TIMELINE The following timeline will apply to the process and is open to change.

  1. RFP issued: May 15, 2019
  2. Deadline for proposals: May 28, 2019
  3. Interview finalist(s): May 30, 2019
  4. Selection and negotiation of project specifics: May 31, 2019
  5. Project: A completed 45-second video by Monday, June 10. A completed 2-minute video by Thursday, August 1.

QUESTIONS: Please contact the following individual with any questions:

Tracy Pope at 970.375.5807 or [email protected] or

Community Foundation serving SW CO

P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302

Community Foundation facilitates $3.17 million in 2018

In 2018, the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado infused $3.17 million into Southwest Colorado’s nonprofit community.

  • $1,743,451 in grants to nonprofits from Community Foundation Fund Holders
  • $996,532 in grants from Friends of the Foundation to our fiscal sponsorships and other projects
  • $303,775 in grants facilitated by the Community Foundation for the Ballantine Family Fund
  • $64,880 in grants funded by the Community Foundation
  • $61,000 in scholarships for educational opportunities

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is home to nearly 60 donor advised funds, organizational funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, fiscal sponsorship funds and field of interest funds. The Foundation manages more than $5 million in investments for philanthropists in our community, offering invaluable resources to ensure that donors can be impactful with their giving, making a difference in the lives of others.

“We serve our community by facilitating effective grantmaking and expanding the culture of giving in Southwest Colorado,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “Last year we saw significant growth in giving due to overwhelming generosity after the 416 Fire. Combined donations to and from the Community Emergency Relief Fund account for more than $700,000 of this infusion, more than 20 percent of total giving. But even without the generosity of CERF, we still saw a 20 percent increase in overall giving compared to 2017.”

The largest percentage of Community Foundation giving, 55 percent, comes from grants to nonprofits from fund holders.

“People with a philanthropic heart use the Community Foundation to make their giving impactful,” says fund holder Molly Martin, who is a founder and former board member of the Community Foundation. “I have witnessed the Foundation’s giving grow steadily over the last 20 years, and I really value the local insight the staff offers to my family when we consider our giving options.”

In addition to facilitating grants to and from our funds, the Community Foundation acts as an independent grant manager for other entities in our region, such as the Ballantine Family Fund. In 2018, the Ballantine Family Fund trustees awarded $248,775 to 125 nonprofits in Southwest Colorado, with an average grant size of $1,990.

By sector, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded:

  • $6,000 to Animal Protection
  • $64,275 to Arts and Culture
  • $41,000 to Education
  • $30,000 to Environment
  • $62,000 to Human Services
  • $27,000 to Youth
  • $18,500 to Other

By county, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded:

  • $13,500 to Archuleta
  • $6,500 to Dolores
  • $133,800 to La Plata
  • $70,975 to Montezuma
  • $6,500 to San Juan
  • $17,500 to other counties that support Southwest Colorado, but are not physically located in our geographic region

The Ballantine trustees awarded an additional unsolicited $55,000 in Core Value Grants 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.

“The Ballantine Family has been a huge asset to our region for decades,” says Tracy Pope, Grants Manager for the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. “Between my work on behalf of the Ballantine Family Fund and the Community Foundation, I have the privilege of collaborating with hundreds of amazing organizations making a difference in Southwest Colorado.”

In addition to grants, the Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with professional development opportunities. Registration is still available for Financial Focus: Mission and Money, April 4-5 in Durango. Cost for the two-day training is discounted to $150 from an estimated $500 value. Visit swcommunityfoundation.org or call 970.375.5807 for more information.

 

Community Concerts grant application now open

Community Concerts grant application now open!

Attention La Plata County nonprofits: the grant application for the Community Concerts in the Secret Garden is now open. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Application closes on April 10.

12.4.2 Grant Application Now Open

The Payroll Department strategically designates its nonprofit giving in La Plata County with its 12.4.2 grants: two grants of $12,000 for two La Plata County organizations that support efforts in one of these areas:

  • Youth
  • Environment
  • Human Services

The Payroll Department is especially interested in supporting programs or collaborations that further the nonprofit’s mission and may need a boost while the organization secures sustainable funding.

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado manages this grant opportunity. The application is available under the Grant Seeker’s tab above. The application deadline is February 22. 

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, environment, or human services.
  • This grant requires a $12,000 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. These new funds must be generated directly due to the match. Current donors are not considered “new funds” unless the donations grow as a direct result of this grant. These funds are to be solicited after the grant award on March 18, and prior the match deadline of October 1, 2019.
  • The ultimate goal of the match is to provide a reason for the 12.4.2 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.

CERF Funds for Small Businesses/Nonprofits

Announcing a new initiative from the Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) to support Durango and Silverton Nonprofits and Businesses.

So far, CERF has provided emergency bridge funding to more than 200 community members who experienced job interruption and almost 200 evacuees directly related to the 416 Fire. In addition, CERF is supporting the Community Emergency Assistance Coalition (CEAC), a collaborative multi-agency effort aimed at providing emergency assistance to individuals and families facing a financial crisis, to assist with long-term financial struggles that are a direct result of the 416 Fire.

Now CERF is launching a $100,000 grant initiative to support nonprofit fundraising efforts and infuse cash into local businesses impacted by the 416 Fire.

This is a win-win-win proposition. It enables nonprofits to strengthen relationships with local businesses by using grant funds to pay for items they usually ask to be donated. It improves the ability for nonprofits to meet budgets since we anticipate corporate sponsorship dollars to be down in the second part of 2018. It infuses cash into local businesses, and enables CERF to ensure the money raised by the community to support the community is spent in the community. Lastly, the local spending will increase sales tax revenue.

The process is simpler than it sounds, and the application should take 5-10 minutes.
Businesses affected by the 416 Fire are encouraged to apply to be on our vendor list. This includes event supplies, restaurants, hotels, recreation/adventure, boutiques and retail shops. (There are no strings attached — please apply!) In order to receive any of these grant dollars from nonprofits, businesses need to be on our vendor list.

Nonprofits located in Durango and Silverton are invited to apply to be given grant dollars that they agree to spend locally at businesses on our vendor list. (Free shopping spree – how fun!) Nonprofits will provide basic information found on your organization’s 990. In order to receive funds, nonprofits will also attend a one-hour professional development seminar.

Both the business and nonprofit applications close on August 30. Go to swcoda.org to learn more and apply.

Next steps:  The ripple effects of the 416 Fire will be with us for months, possibly even years. CERF is evaluating ways to maximize dollars raised to support the community around mudslide, rockslide, flash flooding and consequences to our waterways and agriculture.

CERF Funds for Job Interruption and Evacuation Assistance

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance (SWCODA) is now accepting applications to provide relief funds for 416 Fire evacuees. The application deadline evacuees is July 20, 2018. In addition the “Job Interruption” application deadline has been extended to July 13, 2018 for those who lost work during the 416 Fire.

Who are we going to help?

The Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is set up for broad-based community emergencies in Southwest Colorado through the Community Foundation. 416 Fire evacuees and hourly employees in La Plata and San Juan Counties are potentially eligible for relief funds and should apply through the Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance online application.

  • 416 Fire evacuees are eligible for $40/ per day of evacuation. Proof of evacuation is required, and pre-evacuation is not eligible.
  • Hourly employees that experienced job interruption due to the 416 Fire are potentially eligible for assistance. Pending approval, applicants will receive $250 – $500 in bridge funding.

How do you request Funds?

  1. Fill out the on-line application. You can find the application at https://swcoda.org/.
  2. You will be notified via email whether or not you are approved for funding.
  3. If you are approved, you will be given instructions on how to pick up your bridge funding. Bridge funding is provided in the form of gift cards for food, gas, utilities and other immediate expenses.
  4. You will need your ID to pick up your bridge funding and verify your identity – no exceptions.

Proposed Timeline

  • Job interruption application deadline – July 13, 2018
    • Funds will be distributed in Durango on July 11 & 18, 2018  
  • Evacuees application deadline – July 20, 2018
    • Funds will be distributed in Durango after July 23, 2018

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