Commuter Fund

The Commuter Fund provides sponsorship for single-day charitable events in either Larimer or Weld counties of Colorado.

In order to be considered for a grant through the Commuter Fund, the request should meet the following criteria:
  • The event is hosted by and benefits an organization that is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity
  • The event is taking place in Larimer or Weld county
  • The event directly benefits citizens of one or both counties
  • The request is submitted at least 60 days prior to the event
  • The request includes information about ALL available sponsorship levels
Sponsorship/funding requests will be considered for all charitable events in either Larimer or Weld County, but OtterCares gives special consideration to requests for events that:
  • Contribute to our purpose of championing innovative education that inspires youth to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists
  • Include an educational component that teaches attendees about services an organization provides and/or community need(s) that it meets

NOTE: Applying for and/or receiving grants from other OtterCares grant funds does not prohibit an organization from applying for and/or receiving funding from the Commuter Fund.

Funding Limitations:

Due to an increase in the amount of requests to the Commuter Fund, each organization may receive only ONE grant from the Commuter Fund per calendar year.

Please be advised that the Commuter Fund does not provide support for the following:
  • Political campaigns and/or legislative lobbying efforts
  • Reproductive choice advocacy groups
  • Direct support for individuals
  • Long-term or ongoing programs/projects (See Impact Fund)
  • Building/construction projects
  • Travel expenses
  • School trips
Grant Cycle:

Applications for the Commuter Fund are accepted on an ongoing basis and evaluated monthly. Award notification will be sent no later than 45 days after the completed application is submitted.

Requirements: 
  • All Commuter Fund grant recipients are required to submit an event report within 30 days following the event. The details and report form will be emailed to grant recipients following the award notification. Reports must be submitted prior to application for subsequent Commuter Fund grants.
  • All grant-related correspondence will come from Foundation Source. Please add foundationsource.com to your email provider’s safe sender list.
  • All grant recognition should be attributed to the OtterCares Foundation. Approved logos and brand guidelines will be provided to recipients via email, upon request.
Grant Amount:

Up to $2000

 

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