The Event Grant provides grants for community events supporting economic development in Larimer and Weld counties. To support our mission, the event must create a culture of community, giving back, and economic development. The event should inspire our Give to Grow attitude. 


In order to be considered for this grant, the request must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity and is currently compliant with IRS regulations.

  • The event directly influences and benefits healthy economic development.

  • The anticipated outcomes of the event directly benefits the Larimer and Weld county communities.

  • The event promotes our “Give to Grow” attitude and the spirit of giving back.

  • The event does not directly benefit Blue Ocean Foundation's directors, Blue Ocean Enterprises, its interest, employees, or affiliated companies.


Please be advised that the Event Grant does not provide support to the following:

  • Political campaigns and/or legislative lobbying efforts

  • Reproductive choice advocacy groups

  • Direct support for individuals

  • Travel expenses

  • Organizations redirecting funding outside of Larimer or Weld Counties

  • Recreational activities, sporting events, or athletic associations

  • Sectarian or religious activities

Grant Cycle + Requirements

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications are due on the 1st of every month and award notifications will be sent no later than 45 days.

  • All grant recipients are required to submit a grant report upon event completion. Details will be emailed to grant recipients following the award notification.

  • All grant-related correspondence will come from Foundation Source. Please add to your email provider’s safe sender list.

  • All grant recognition should be attributed to Blue Ocean Foundation. Approved logos and brand guidelines will be provided to recipients via email, upon request.


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