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Next50 Initiative Sudden and Urgent Need Grants

Next50 Initiative
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Community Response Fund provides one-time grants for small nonprofit organizations in Colorado to meet an urgent need that would have an immediate impact on an organization's capacity to serve older adults. Priority will be given to projects that target disabled, low income, rural, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, and homeless populations.

Past project examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Sanitizing equipment to maintain healthy environments during a crisis
  • Repairs to infrastructure damaged from a disaster
  • An unexpected opportunity to reach a specific underserved population
  • Purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle to improve transportation service to older adults with disabilities
  • Costs associated with purchase and implementation of a database that will help collect better data or improve donor engagement
  • Financial audit
  • Expanding an organization's vehicle fleet to better serve older adults or increase the scale of a transportation service
  • Consultant fees for advising on an organization's rebrand or strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems

Eligible applicants are Colorado-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities and organizations with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Applicants must have an organizational budget of $1,000,000 or less and serve adults 50 and older.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $30,000
Project period: 1 year

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · LGBTQI+ · Needs assessment methods and resources · People with disabilities · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Colorado

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.