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The mission and vision of the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation is to promote the charitable and educational work of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, to advance LGBT individuals in the law, and to protect and empower Colorado’s LGBT community as a whole. The Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation fosters inclusiveness in the legal profession by providing financial assistance to charitable and educational organizations demonstrating ability in and commitment to affecting change in the LGBTQ communities through their involvement in the legal profession. Through these awards, we forge links between professional and emerging organizational leaders. In doing so, the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation helps to facilitate the growth and advancement of not only these organizations – but of our communities as well.

The Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation awards these grants through its own fundraising efforts. Grant awards are determined on a rolling basis by the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation Board of Directors.


The Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation Grant Application consists of the following components, which should be submitted in the order listed below. This checklist is provided to help ensure a complete proposal. It does not need to be submitted with the proposal.

Section I: Cover Letter (one page)

Include the purpose of the grant request and a brief description of how the request fits with the mission of the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation and its grant-making priorities.

Section II: Summary Sheet Form

Use the 2-page template provided.

Section III: Narrative

Use 12-point font with 1-inch margins and include the HEADING provided for each question. It is not necessary to repeat the text of the questions.

Page Limit:
General Operating Requests: 4-page limit Program or Project Requests: 5-page limit

Narrative Questions
1. Organization Background
2. Goals
3. Program or Project Requests Only
4. Inclusiveness

Section IV: Attachments

If you omit any of the required attachments, provide an explanation as to why.
1. Anti-discrimination statement adopted by the board of directors
2. Annual report, if available

Additional Attachments for Organizations Using a Fiscal Agent/Fiscal Sponsor
1. The memorandum of understanding or the contract between the organization and the fiscal agent/fiscal sponsor.
2. Current budget and year to date financials for the fiscal agent/fiscal sponsor.
3. Proof of IRS federal tax-exempt status for the fiscal agent/fiscal sponsor, dated within the last five years.

Thank you for your time and effort in completing this application.


Grant Application