Grant Seekers

Guidelines & Eligibility:

The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation serves the Pikes Peak Region.  While grants have been awarded outside this geographic area under unique circumstances, most funding is confined to supporting those nonprofits in this region.  In general, all grants must follow the Foundation’s mission or have direct relevance. 

All organizations applying to the Foundation 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.

Currently, the Foundation is focusing its funding on those organizations with which it has an established funding history.  First time applicants should therefore contact the office prior to applying. 

Ineligible for Funding:

The Foundation does not support the following:

  • Organizations that have not secured their legal 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS or are not under the fiscal agency of a nonprofit;
  • Individuals;
  • Special and/or Fundraising Events;
  • Debt Reduction;
  • Organizations with an evangelical mission.

Note that while the Foundation does support public education, this area is solely funded via proactive initiatives.  Therefore, unsolicited proposals will not be considered.  

Grant Sizes & Types:

In general, grant sizes are based on the size and need of the organization applying.  Grants range in size from $500 - $100,000 with an average of $10,000. 

The Foundation funds grant requests for general operations, specific projects, programs, capital needs, and capacity building.  However, it will not be responsible for providing continuous and sole operational or programmatic funding.

Grant Cycles & Deadlines:

We strongly urge that all potential grantees contact the office prior to applying.

The Foundation’s Fiscal Year is August 1st to July 31st.  The Board of Directors reviews grant proposals at quarterly meetings held in January, April, July, and October.  Deadlines for submission are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1.  Proposals must be submitted either prior to or on the deadline date.


The Foundation follows the Colorado Common Grant Application format and utlizes the Colorado Grant Report Form. 

The Common Grant Application and Common Grant Report allow Colorado grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions that reinforce solid nonprofit practices. The CGA and CGR also save grantseekers time and effort by enabling them to use a single format for many different applications and reports.

NOTE: The Foundation transitioned to an on-line grant application process.  If you have yet to apply on-line, and are a previous grantee, please contact the office to acquire your log-on information before you access the on-line application site. Access the link to the on-line application here.

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You are eligible to apply for grants with the Edmondson Foundation.  Please fill out the following form to apply!

Thank you for your interest. However, grants are only available to organizations with an established office in the Colorado Springs area.

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