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Grant Application Opens for the Payroll Department

The online application for the Payroll Department’s $7,000 matching grants is now available. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2020.

The Payroll Department partners with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado to manage this grant opportunity for La Plata County nonprofits. Three “Meet your Match” grants are available for La Plata County organizations that support efforts in youth, environment or human services. The grant requires a 100 percent match of $7,000 from new revenue sources, such as new donors, grants or corporate sponsors, creating a $14,000 infusion for each selected organization. The required match is strategically designed to motivate nonprofits to seek new funding sources in order to develop sustainable support.  

The application is available under the “Grant Seekers” tab above, or at https://www.swcommunityfoundation.org/payroll-department-grant/

The Payroll Department is especially interested in supporting programs or collaborations that further a nonprofit’s mission and may need a boost while the organization secures sustainable funding. This could be a new program or an expansion of services.

“For organizations to apply, they must be ready with a feasible, creative matching plan that can be executed over the next six months,” says Tracy Pope, Marketing and Grants Director for the Community Foundation. “The ultimate goal of the match is to prompt the grant recipients to reach out and develop new revenue streams for long-term funding.”

The Payroll Department provides payroll and timekeeping services for more than 800 businesses and organizations in La Plata County and beyond. You do not have to be a client of the Payroll Department to be considered for the grant.

As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado works to increase efficiency, sustainability and success for area nonprofits, while maximizing effective grantmaking for philanthropists in our region.

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