The Town of Estes Park provides financial support to local organizations that help meet the needs of Estes Valley residents at the discretion of the Town Board, subject to current Town Board goals and availability of funds. Town assistance to outside entities is governed by Town Board Policy 671. For more information, please contact the Town Administrator's Office at 970-577-3700.
- Community Initiative Funding
Applications and materials for Community Initiative Funding requests will be available on this page when the application cycle begins. Completed applications should be mailed to: Town Administrator's Office, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517, dropped off at the Town Administrator's Office, or emailed to Suzanna Simpson at email@example.com
Annual Reporting Requirement
Any entity receiving either Base Funding or Community Initiative Funding from the Town must complete and submit an annual report to the Assistant Town Administrator by May 30 of the year following the year in which funding was received (i.e. May 30, 2020 for funding received in the 2019 calendar year).
This report must be no more than 350 words and should be structured as an educational article by an organization staff or board member discussing the programs and services provided to the community and how they were supported by the funding provided by the Town. This article should help an audience of community members understand the work of the organization as well as the how the Community Initiative Funding helped make it possible. One-two images pertaining representing the program may also be submitted if available. The Town reserves the right to edit portions of the article pertinent to its funding program and share its content with the community on various Town information channels.
- Base Funding
Base funding from the Town is intended to support the general operations and overhead of nonprofit entities that play a critical role in supporting the Town's Strategic Plan. Only organizations pre-approved by the Town Board (Policy 671 Section 3.a) are eligible to apply for base funding.
- Event Sponsorship Funding
Event sponsorship funding is intended to demonstrate the Town's support for community events. Any nonprofit organization that is organizing a local event (serving the Estes Valley) that is open to the public may request event sponsorship funding from the Town.
Event sponsorship funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.