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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.

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 are disbursed to grant awardees. Four additional grant fund partners participate in the grant cycle to raise the level of giving.

In 2021, Onward! received 62 applications during their annual grant cycle. Of those grant applications 34 different non-profit organizations were fully/partially funded. Grant winners included:

  • 4 The Children
  • Collaborative Management Program (CMP)
  • Community Connections, Inc.
  • Community Radio Project (KSJD)
  • Cortez Public Library
  • DARE To Be You
  • Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative
  • Dove's Nest
  • Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
  • Four Corners Child Advocacy Center
  • Four Corners Community Band
  • Galloping Goose Historical Society
  • Hospice of Montezuma
  • Housing Solutions for the Southwest
  • Imagination Library - Montezuma County Chapter
  • K-9 Search and Rescue Team
  • Lewis-Arriola Community Center
  • Mancos Library District
  • Mancos Trails Group
  • Montezuma Food Coalition, dba The Sharehouse
  • Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
  • Players Philanthropy Fund, dba Oak Tree Resources
  • Reaching Out to Community and Kids (ROCK)
  • Renew, Inc.
  • Resilient Colorado
  • Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance (SCCA)
  • SouthWest Colorado Concerts
  • Students Tackling Unhealthy Decisions (STUD)
  • United Search and Rescue of Montezuma County

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

2022 Grant Cycle opens September 1