Endowment funds manage assets in perpetuity and distribute the earnings annually to the beneficiary non-profit.Endowment funds managed by Onward! earn market rates of return. Please review our Investment Policy Guideline for list of risks and objectives. For information about establishing an endowment fund, click here.
The Cortez Public Library Endowment Fund
Established November 2002
Provides permanent support for specific library needs and programs, including many annual subscriptions costs - funded by private donations. Visit the Cortez Public Library website for more information about their services and programs.
The Searle Community Endowment Fund
Established October 2003
This community endowment fund was originally established by Citizens State Bank in honor of their past president. The fund now awards annual grants to programs or organizations benefiting the community as a whole.
The General Endowment Fund of Onward!
Established September 2009
Provides permanent funds available for grants and the general operations of Onward!. The Onward! Enhancement Grants cycle begins September 1 and closes October 15.
- Visit our GRANT CYCLE PAGE for more information.
KSJD Endowment Fund
Established October 2016
Supports bringing news, arts, and entertainment programs to KSJD and the Sunflower Theatre. To learn more about KSJD and all their many programs, visit their website. Visit the Sunflower Theatre website for a calendar of upcoming shows and events.
2019 Grant Winners: Montezuma Food Coalition, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, School Community Youth Collaborative, Cortez Public Library, Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, Mancos FoodShare