Recognizing that organizational infrastructure is critical to success, the Brett Family Foundation welcomes requests for general operating support. In addition, we consider requests for specific program support, technical assistance, capital campaigns, and endowment development.
The Foundation awards grants in three program areas.
For information on how to apply, please see the program pages below:
Social Justice (Statewide): We support organizations throughout the state of Colorado working to address the root causes of social, economic, gender and racial inequities through strategies that empower affected communities to engage in the democratic process and advance progressive policy solutions. For more information on this program and how to apply, click here: Social Justice Program
Media Grantmaking: We focus on nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado promoting public interest journalism, news literacy, and engaging communities in civic life. For more information on this program and how to apply, click here: Media Grantmaking Program
Direct Services (Boulder County): We fund Boulder County nonprofits that provide direct services and support to traditionally marginalized and at-risk youth ages 12-18. For more information on this program, click here: Direct Services Program
Note: Beginning in 2013, the Foundation will accept applications by invitation only.
Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. Multi-year grants are considered for organizations with which the Foundation has a past funding relationship. Please note that after funding any direct service organization for three consecutive years, we will consider a new application only after a two-year break.
Generally, we do not support: