Late Friday Jan. 14, Chaffee County Public Health Special Projects Coordinator Mike Orrill announced new funding opportunities for county non-profit organizations. Orrill is serving as an intermediary for a friend in our community who is offering several grants of between $1,500 – $5,000 each to local nonprofit organizations.
The details are as follows:
- Grants are for Chaffee County nonprofit organizations only
- Several grants are available of between $1,500 – $5,000 each
- These grants are for special projects and needs that a nonprofit is working on, not operational costs.
- Grants are not for specific individuals but for projects that have a broader reach and that further the goals of the nonprofit.
According to Orrill, the grant possibilities are really quite wide-ranging. Examples of past grants are: a refrigerator for a soup kitchen, books for a reading project for inmates at the correctional facility, computers for a mental health organization, playground equipment or a tree-planting project.
Application narratives are now being received and should include:
- The name of your nonprofit
- The name and contact information of the one who is writing the application
- A detailed description of the project. No more than one page in length.
- The amount of money requested for the project; this can range between $1,500 – $5,000.
- Applications must be sent to Mike Orrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There are a lot of nonprofits in our community that are doing incredible work, and we all know that funding can be a challenge,” explained Orrill. “This generous offer only comes along occasionally and is intended to give your agency/organization a financial boost to help you in your good work.”
No deadline has been sent for the grants, but interested nonprofits are asked to apply immediately.
Editor’s note: these grants have no affiliation with the Chaffee County Community Foundation.