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Onward! Grant Cycle

The 2019 Grant Cycle is now closed.

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 2018, Onward! awarded grants to 18 different non-profits in the four corners region. Grant winners included:

Loaves and Fishes of Archuleta County, Mancos Public Library, Montezuma Land Conservancy, Wildfire Adapted Partnership, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, SouthWest Colorado Concerts, Galloping Goose Historical Society, School Community Youth Collaborative, Montezuma County Public Health, Reaching Out to Community and Kids, Doves Nest, Montezuma County Historical Society, Four Corners Community Band, United Search & Rescue of Montezuma County, Cortez Cultural Center, Mt. Lookout Grange #339, Bridge Emergency Shelter and For Pets' Sake, Inc.

The grant cycle for Onward! will open on Saturday, September 1 and close October 17.  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 will open September 1.