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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 2019, Onward! awarded grants to 30 different non-profits in the four corners region. Grant winners included:

Housing Solutions of the Southwest; Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center; Grief Center of Southwest Colorado; Hospice of Montezuma; Four Corners Child Advocacy Center; Battle Rock Charter School; Montezuma Food Coalition; Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project; School Community Youth Collaborative; Cortez Public Library; Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance; Mancos Food Share; SouthWest Colorado Concerts; Good Samaritan Center; Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative; Dove's Nest; Montezuma County Public Health Department; Community Connections; Pine River Valley Heritage Society; Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs; Galloping Goose Historical Society; K9 Search and Rescue Team; Montezuma-Cortez Panther Soccer Program; For Pets' Sake; Bridge Emergency Shelter; Day Labor Center; Community Radio Project (KSJD); Sunflower Theatre; Cultivating Sacred

The grant cycle for Onward! will open on September 1 and close October 16.  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

2020 Cycle closes October 16.