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 2023, Onward! received 56 applications during their annual grant cycle. Of those grant applications 24 different non-profit organizations were fully/partially funded. Grant winners included:

  • 20Moons Dance Theater
  • 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
  • Hospice of Montezuma
  • Housing Solutions for the Southwest
  • Indigenous Wellbriety Program
  • K-9 Search and Rescue Team
  • La Plata County Collaborative Management Program
  • Lewis-Arriola Community Center
  • Montezuma County Search and Rescue
  • Montezuma Leadership Network
  • Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
  • Reaching Out to Community and Kids (ROCK)
  • Renew, Inc.
  • Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance (SCCA)
  • Southwest Colorado Concerts
  • Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center, Inc.
  • Students Tackling Unhealthy Decisions (STUD)
  • The Bridge Emergency Shelter
  • The Grief Center of SW Colorado
  • The Powerhouse
  • Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta 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

2023 Grant Cycle is now closed.