Monday, October 3, 2011

Quality Community Foundation solicits applications for 2012 grant program


COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Commerce City’s Quality Community Foundation today announced it will open the 2012 grant program solicitation process on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Non-profit organizations can apply for funding in two categories: small grants, ranging in size from $100 to $1,500; and large grants ranging from $1,501 to $10,000. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2011.

The Quality Community Foundation was created in 2006 to support city youth through post-secondary educational scholarships as well as scholarships for the city’s youth recreational programs. The foundation expanded its mission to also support non-profit and service organizations that benefit Commerce City residents.

In 2011, the grant program provided $145,000 for a variety of programs including: emergency housing for homeless families; senior meals and volunteer services; health care; domestic violence advocacy and victim support; mentally ill services; and local food banks.

Informational pre-application meetings will be held for potential grantees on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Avenue. The purpose of these meetings is to educate organizations on best practices for a successful applications as well as respond to questions. Applications will be provided to those in attendance.

Non-profit organizations that can demonstrate they serve the Commerce City community are eligible to apply for a 2012 grant. Applications will be available Monday, Oct. 10, on the city’s website,, or at the City Manager’s Office in the Civic Center, or by calling Leigh Ann Noell, grants administrator, at 303-289-3625.

Interested organizations should complete the written application and provide required documentation. An interview with the Quality Community Foundation Grants Committee also may be required. Grant applications are due by 4 p.m. on November 4, 2011, to the Quality Community Foundation, 7887 E. 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022.

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the administrator. Applications will be forwarded to the Quality Community Foundation Grants Committee, who will review the applications and recommend funding to City Council for final approval. Notice of award will be made in late 2011, with funds distributed in early 2012.

For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Noell at 303-289-3625 or Additional information about the foundation can be found at .

No comments:

Post a Comment