The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado announces that its annual competitive grant cycle begins today, July 1.

One way the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through these grants.  Charitable organizations seeking funding for their work benefiting Berthoud, Estes Valley, and Loveland communities are invited to submit a grant application to be considered by grantmaking committees based in each community. An agency located in Fort Collins may submit a grant application to the Berthoud, Loveland, or Estes Valley grantmaking committees as long as the agency’s funding request meets the criteria. Please note that the Community Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) charitable entities, educational institutions, churches, and municipalities.

Application forms are available on its website, www.NoCoFoundation.org/applyforagrant and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019.

During the 2018 competitive grant cycle, the Community Foundation — through the Estes Valley Community Fund Committee, Berthoud Community Fund Committee and Loveland Community Fund Committee — distributed more than $185,000 to nonprofit agencies that directly serve Berthoud, Estes Valley, and Loveland residents.

Nonprofit agencies with questions about the grant cycle can send an email to DonorServices@NoCoFoundation.org or call the Community Foundation at (970) 488-1986.