Applying For A Grant

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The 2020-21 application cycle is now CLOSED. Please check back in January 2021 for the next grant application cycle. 

The Buck Foundation’s 2020 Grant Cycle: 

  • Letter of inquiry online application available 1/15-2/15
  • Invitations to submit full applications 4/1 {full application link sent out}
  • Completed applications due by 5/15
  • Applicants notified of Board of Directors decisions by 8/1
  • Grant funds distributed by 8/15
  • Final Reports due by 8/15 (the following year)

Our Grantmaking:

We invest in nonprofits that strengthen communities and encourage people to become productive, thriving citizens. 

The Buck Foundation accepts letters of inquiry from qualified organizations in Colorado, and from Hana in East Maui, Hawai’i, where the family has a long-standing history. 

The Foundation is both a strategic grantmaker and a responsive grantmaker. Our three focus areas and a summary are listed below:

  1. Initiatives to Prevent Homelessness & Provide Housing
  2. Welcoming & Supporting Immigrants and Refugees
  3. Responding to Critical Needs to Strengthen Communities
  • The Buck Foundation supports organizations that help prevent homelessness and provide housing to those who desperately need it, influence policy that decriminalizes homelessness, and educate the public on the root causes of homelessness.
  • The Buck Foundation makes an impact on the lives of immigrants and refugees by investing in organizations that welcome and support refugees and immigrants through legal support, community navigation, and advocacy for the humane treatment of undocumented families.
  • The Buck Foundation’s responsive grants strengthen communities by supporting community resource centers, criminal justice reform, community farms and parks, youth skill-building programs, and by protecting democracy and peace.