Local Grant Funders On Grant Opportunities

Nonprofits Encouraged to Attend Meeting to Learn about Fall Grant cycles

  TELLURIDE, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2011) – Telluride regional nonprofits are fortunate to have a variety of funding sources to support their programs and services, and funders are coordinating again this year to provide nonprofits with a one-stop informational session to learn what funding opportunities are available this for the 2011/2012 year.  On Tuesday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 11a.m, at Wilkinson Public Library, the Telluride Foundation, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), San Miguel County, Telluride’s Commission for Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events (CCAASE), Just for Kids Foundation (JFK), and the Telluride Commission for the Arts and Humanities (TCAH), and the Telluride Education Foundation (TEF) will offer a free-to-the-public information session on local funding opportunities for local and regional organizations, nonprofits and residents alike.

 Local funders will each give a brief overview of their grant funding objectives and process. Topics to be covered include: the preparation and submission of local grant applications; policies and guidelines pertaining to grants; changes to programs and submission deadlines; and the application process.  This informational session is not meant to replace future seminars, where grant funders will explain their applications and processes in more detail.

  

“I think nonprofits may find the information at this session useful considering that funders’ budgets are generally tighter than ever and grants are going to be more competitive,” stated April Montgomery, programs director at the Telluride Foundation, “Local grant funders realize the vital contribution of our regional nonprofits, organizations, and individuals to build a diverse, active and supportive community and encourage local organizations to take advantage of the different grant processes.”

This informational session will be the third year that local funders have come together to try to improve communication amongst themselves as well as with local nonprofits and the community. This free informational workshop is open to the public and no registration is required.  A regional grant opportunity matrix is also available on the Telluride Foundation website under the grants tab.  Please contact April at the Telluride Foundation at 728-8717 for more information.
          

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