Investing in outstanding nonprofit organizations
in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming


Funding Areas


Eligibility & Guidelines

Eligibility requirements for a Daniels Fund grant:

We look for the following in a grant request:

We do not fund:

We do not fund programs that are not aligned with our eight designated funding areas, or regional, local, or community-based programs outside of Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, or Utah. Please note that grants for New Mexico, Utah, or national coverage are by invitation only.

In addition, we typically do not fund:

  • Arts, cultural, or museum programs (including those teaching and serving youth)
  • Candidates for political office
  • Debt retirement
  • Endowments
  • Environmental stewardship programs
  • Historic preservation projects
  • Individual early child care centers in the Colorado Front Range
  • Individuals
  • Library programs
  • Medical or scientific research
  • Mentorship, tutoring, or college prep programs
  • Nutrition, health, or obesity programs
  • Private schools
  • Single sport programs
  • Sponsorships, tables, or tickets for special events or fundraising events
  • Start-up programs without broad community financial support

How to apply in Colorado or Wyoming:

If you currently have an active Daniels Fund grant, or have received a grant within the past two years, please contact your Grants Program Officer directly.

If you have questions about our Grants Program eligibility and guidelines, please contact us at [email protected].