Grant Application and Reporting

Thank you for your interest in The Summit Foundation’s grant program. We appreciate the work you do in our community, and we are proud to partner with you in making an impact and creating an ever-better mountain community for all of us. The Summit Foundation accepts grant applications twice per year, spring and fall. Nonprofit organizations may apply only once per calendar year. Please review the grant guidelines below to see if your organization is eligible to apply. If your organization meets the following criteria, please apply using our new online grant application:

Please visit our Special Initiatives page for more information on the Special Initiatives grant process.

The Fall 2016 grant cycle will open September 7, 2016. Grant applications are due Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Grant Guidelines

  • Applicants must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the IRS or qualified government entity.
  • Organizations in, or serving the population of Summit County, Colorado as well as our neighboring counties of Lake, Grand, and Park are eligible to apply for a grant from The Summit Foundation. The maximum request for neighboring counties is $7,500.
  • The following types of requests are ineligible:
    • Organizations serving a population outside of our funding area: Lake, Grand, Park, and Summit Counties in Colorado.
    • Political campaigns on behalf of any issues or candidate.
    • Religious programs that require membership in a certain religion or advance a particular religious faith. Faith-based organizations may be eligible if they welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious faith, and do not require participation in activities that are specifically religious.
    • Programs or projects that are already completed.

Grant Review Process

  • Final grant decisions are made by The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees and applicants should expect to be notified within 60 days of the application deadline.
  • Each grant application is thoroughly reviewed by The Summit Foundation Grants Committee comprised of members of The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • Oral presentations to the Board of Trustees are not typically part of the grant request process, however, a Grant Committee representative may request a site visit.
  • The Foundation adheres to a strict conflict of interest policy in all of its operations and extraordinary effort is made to avoid conflicts of interest in the grantmaking process.

View The Summit Foundation Impact Areas


If you received a grant and need to submit a final report please use the Colorado Common Grant Report template. Email final reports to [email protected]

For questions, contact Megan Nuttelman, The Summit Foundation Program Officer. ​​​​​​​