Applying For A Grant

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The Buck Foundation is a family foundation with a commitment to peace and social justice that supports underserved children, youth, women, and other marginalized communities.

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. Small grants have been made to nonprofit organizations outside of these geographic areas at the Board of Directors’ discretion.

2019 Grant cycle:

Sept 1, 2018 Letter of Inquiry live on website (online application).
Oct 31, 2018 Letter of Inquiry closes.

The Executive Director and Grants Committee review all letters of inquiry.

Dec 15, 2018 Notification of letter of inquiry denial or advancement to full application sent to organizations.

Jan 15, 2019 Invitation to apply emailed to organizations whose applications are advancing.
March 27, 2019 Application closes.

The Executive Director and Grants Committee review full applications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The Buck Foundation Board of Directors reviews applications and makes final award and denial decisions.

Aug 15, 2019 Denial or Acceptance letters sent to all applicants.