Match Madness.

Meet Your Match with the Payroll Department

The Payroll Department strategically designates part of its nonprofit giving in La Plata County with its matching grants. This year the Payroll Department is offering three grants of $7,000 for three La Plata County organizations that support efforts in one of these areas:

  • Youth
  • Environment
  • Human Services

This is not a general operations grant, but rather, 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. This could be a new program or an expansion of services.

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 La Plata County efforts in youth, environment, or human services.
  • This grant requires a $7,000 match. For organizations to apply, they must be ready with a feasible, creative matching plan. The Payroll Department defines qualifying 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 grant recipients to reach out to new donors that they can hopefully convert to long-term donors.
  • Matching funds are to be solicited after the grant award in early May and prior to the match deadline of November 1, 2021.
  • You do not have to be a client of the Payroll Department to be considered for the grant.
  • Past grantees are not eligible to apply in 2021.

2021 Timeline

  • Application will close April 16
  • Grantees will be announced the week of May 1
  • Matching funds required by Nov. 1

Meet Your Match Payroll Department Grant 2021

  • If you are using a fiscal sponsor to apply, please enter your fiscal sponsor's EIN.
  • Please upload a letter from your fiscal sponsor, dated within the year, specifying that your nonprofit has authorization to use their tax deductible status. The fiscal sponsor should also stipulate that it will ensure that funds are expended for charitable purposes.
  • Provide a brief overview of the program, collaboration, or community need. This is not a general operations grant, but rather funding to support new or expanded programming. Explain why this program needs funding and discuss desired outcomes. (250 words or less)
  • Provide your organization's detailed plan to secure matching funds. 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, prior to Nov. 1, 2021. (250 words or less)
  • Upload a list of current board members. Include name, board position, and contact information (email/phone).
  • Upload your organization's budget for the current year
  • Upload your organization's budget vs. actuals for your most recent completed fiscal year
  • Upload a brief history of the organization, mission, principal programs, and accomplishments – no more than 1 page.

Past Recipients

  • CEAC, 2015
  • Garden Project of SW CO, 2015
  • Trails 2000, 2016
  • Alternative Horizons, 2016
  • Bear Smart’s Fruit Gleaning Program, 2017
  • 4 The Children, 2017
  • La Plata Youth Services, 2018
  • La Plata Family Centers Coalition, 2018
  • Be Frank Foundation, 2019
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Organization, 2019
  • San Juan Mountains Association, 2020
  • Manna, 2020
  • The Grief Center of SW CO, 2020

SJMA

2020 Recipient

Manna

2020 Recipient

Be Frank

2019 Recipient

SASO

2019 Recipient

La Plata youth Services

2018 Recipient

Bear smart

2017 Recipient

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