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Onward! Grant Cycle

Onward! A Legacy Foundation, in our dedication to the philanthropic health of Southwest Colorado, is opening our enhancement grant cycle for another year. 18 years of careful work and dedication has created a foundation where investors can easily and safely make philanthropic donations to investment funds which grow and provide income for non-profit efforts, Onward! continues to enrich the four corners community.

In 2020, Onward! awarded grants to 29 different non-profits in the four corners region. Grant winners included:

Community Radio Project (KSJD), Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, Renew, Mancos Trails Group, Mancos Public Library, Cortez Public Library, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Four Corners Community Band, Galloping Goose Historical Society, Students Tackling Unhealthy Decisions (STUD), Cortez Addictions Recover Services, DAV Chapter 44, United Search and Rescue of Montezuma County, Reaching Out to Community and Kids (ROCK), Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative (DWRF), Dove's Nest, Montezuma School to Farm, K-9 Search and Rescue Team, Medicine Horse Center, La Plata Youth Services, School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC), Grief Center of Southwest Colorado, La Plata Family Centers Coalition, Smilemakers Dental Clinic: Montezuma County Department of Public Health, Montezuma Historical Society, Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE), Cultivating Sacred, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Hospice of Montezuma, For Pets' Sake

The grant cycle for Onward! will open on September 1 and close October 15.  Questions may be directed to grants@onwardfoundation.org. Short-term (maximum 1 year) grants ranging from $500 to $3000 will be disbursed this cycle. Four additional grant fund partners will participate in this grant cycle through Onward! to raise the level of giving to grant awardees.

Criteria to apply:


Be a not-for-profit project or organization located in and providing services to Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, Archuleta or San Juan County, Colorado


Have 501(c)(3) status


Have an organizational structure that demonstrates professionalism and accountability (i.e. a board of directors or similar structure with some kind of governance)


Have well defined goals and a method for evaluating success for the grant activity proposed

Application Paperwork and Information

2021 Grant Cycle is now closed