The Program Grant supports entrepreneurialism programs that promote healthy economic development in Larimer and Weld counties. To support our mission, the program should also foster a culture of community and giving back. Further, the program should inspire our Give to Grow mission. 


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 program directly promotes healthy economic development in Larimer and/or Weld counties.

  • The program builds on our “Give to Grow” attitude and reflects the spirit of giving back.

  • The program can show measurable results from the grant.

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


Please be advised that the Program 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 quarterly deadlines of March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Applications will be reviewed after each quarterly deadline and award notifications will be sent no later than 45 days following each deadline.

  • 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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