Guidelines and Eligibility

The Ballantine Family Fund serves the region of Southwest Colorado. While grants have been awarded outside this geographic area under unique circumstances, most funding is confined to supporting those nonprofits in La Plata, Dolores, Montezuma, Archuleta, and San Juan counties.

All organizations applying to the Ballantine Family Fund must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization; or be a project or organization under the fiscal agency of a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ineligible for Funding

The Ballantine Family Fund does not support:

  • Organizations that have not secured their legal 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS or are not under the fiscal agency of a nonprofit
  • Organizations that do not serve Southwest Colorado (La Plata, Dolores, Montezuma, Archuleta, and San Juan counties)
  • Individuals

Grant Sizes and Types

Grant sizes are based on the size and need of the organization applying. Grants range in size from $500 to $5,000. An amount of about $250,000 is awarded annually.

The Ballantine Family fund grants requests for general operations as well as specific projects and programs.

Grant Cycles and Deadlines

The Board of Directors reviews grant proposals at quarterly meetings held in February, May, August, and November. Deadlines for submission are:

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • December 31st

Proposals must be submitted either prior to or on the deadline date. Applicants will receive notification of their grant’s status six to eight weeks after the application deadline. This six to eight week period allows time for the grants manager to review applications, reach out to nonprofits with questions regarding their application, and present the grants report to the trustees.

Organizations may receive funding once per calendar year.

Post Grant Report

Once an organization has received a grant from the Ballantine Family Fund, they must submit a Post Grant Report before they are eligible to apply again.  The Post Grant Report can be accessed by logging into the account the organization made to submit the request and clicking on “Complete Post Grant Report.”

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Arthur and Morley Ballantine

Arthur and Morley Ballantine. Photograph provided by: BCI.