Capital Grants

Since its founding, the Boettcher Foundation has been making capital grants to Colorado’s most forward-thinking nonprofits. With more than $330 million in grants given since 1937, the impact of the Foundation has been and continues to be significant.

2015 Capital Grant Guidelines

As always, we seek to make grants to support capital campaigns for the purchase, construction or major renovation of a building that is owned and used by a Colorado nonprofit organization.

For 2015, we are focusing on three key 501(c)(3) nonprofit target categories, with the emphasis described below for each one:

Community Enrichment – This includes grants in:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community and Multi-Use Facilities
  • Youth Development

Community Enrichment Prequalification Form Deadline is March 27, 2015

2014 Community Enrichment Grant Selection Announcement


Social Services – Our focus in this category is on:

  • Basic Needs
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Protective Services, such as safehouses and children’s advocacy

Social Services Prequalification Form Deadline is July 31, 2015

2014 Social Services Grant Selection Announcement


Education – Within this category, we will consider projects in:

  • Early Childhood
  • Higher Education/Post-Secondary

Education Prequalification Form Deadline is November 20, 2015

2014 Education Grant Selection Announcement

You may notice that “Healthcare” is no longer a category for capital grantmaking. The Boettcher Foundation will be focusing our healthcare grantmaking in research funding through our Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. Click here to learn more.

NOTE: Boettcher Foundation’s categorization may differ from other foundations. 

Please email us at if you have any questions about the category under which your organization would be considered.

We are using a “Prequalification Form” that helps you find out if your Colorado-based nonprofit may qualify for an opportunity to be invited to apply for a Boettcher Foundation capital grant. You must complete the prequalification form first!

Complete the Prequalification Form Now!

Please contact us if you have any questions by emailing or calling 800.323.9640.