Grant Guidelines

Kids playing in Pueblo, CO.Applications for grants are accepted only from qualified IRS tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organizations. The Foundation will not consider grants to institutions, which, in policy or practice, discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or sex. The Foundation Board will consider only one request from an organization during any 12-month period (our fiscal year begins April 1). Applications are to be submitted electronically on or before October 1, 5:00 pm MST each year for consideration at the board's following two quarterly meetings. Grants are awarded in March. The Foundation Board will determine if the proposal falls within the areas of interest and current funding priorities. The Foundation Board prefers to fund specific projects with dedicated resources that benefit children of Pueblo County. Significant factors considered are: number of children served and cost per child. Historically our grants have been moderate in size, up to but not limited to $5000.00. Grant determination is at the discretion of the PDNCF Board of Directors. All grant determinations are final. Individual Foundation Board Members may conduct on site visits with the organization's representative. Organizations applying for a PDNCF grant may use the grant application form provided on the web site or may use the Colorado Common Grant Application form.

In addition, the Foundation generally will not consider:

1. Grants to individuals

2. Grants to public schools

3. Grants for religious projects

4. Endowment funds

5. Grants to cover deficits or retirement of debt

6. Annual administrative support

Information requirements:

Girls Playing Baseball in Pueblo, Co.

In order for the PDNC Foundation to adequately consider your request, we require the following:

  1. A completed Organization Summary Form

  2. Most recent copy of your tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status

  3. Project budget, substantiation of need and anticipated results (include number served).

  4. Financial statement for the most recent year (preferably a copy of audit)

  5. Most recent tax return (complete 990).

  6. Auditor's report, if conducted

  7. List of names and qualifications of key staff

  8. List of Board of Directors (may include ways they support your organization)



  • October 1, 5:00 pm - Application deadline
  • November Quarterly Board Meeting - Preliminary grant review
  • January/February - Possible request for more information and/or site visit to applicant's organization
  • February Quarterly Board Meeting - Final grant review. Grants awarded. Applicants notified.



The Foundation requires grantee organizations to file a final report by
January 31st of the following year, detailing how the funds were spent. 
No grant applications will be accepted after October 1st.