Did you know that the tips you leave for our beer booth volunteers are donated to local nonprofit organizations whose missions further causes our Festivarian community believes in? Please see below for information on how to apply for a donation to your nonprofit organization.
Telluride Beer Booth Donation Application Information
MICRO GRANT FUNDING APPLICATION ADMINISTERED BY PLANET BLUEGRASS
For years, we have worked with organizations in our community to amplify their missions. These engagements have varied in nature from financial support to on-site booth space at our events that allows groups to converse with our Festivarians. The application process has always been informal but for the first time this year we are introducing an application process to diversify the groups we support.
Applicants must be a federally recognized and qualified nonprofit that falls under one of the following provisions: 501(c), (1), (3-4), (6-8), (10), (13), (19) or (23).
Applicants must be local or regional nonprofits that have a history of benefiting the San Miguel County, Colorado regional community or a local or regional nonprofit support program or activity accessible to the Town of Telluride community.
We prefer funding projects or organizations that have a focus on the following areas: Environment, Social, Education, Music, Arts, Culture, Community.
Funding awards typically range from $500 to $10,000 and are typically paid out in October/November following the festival season. If funding is needed earlier, please make a note of this in your application.
After reading through this entire document, applicants should complete the online form and submit all requested and relevant attachments. Applicants who would like to further distinguish themselves are encouraged, but not required, to submit additional multi-media storytelling materials in support of their project, including but not limited to: photos, videos, samples, slideshows, verbal presentations, etc.
Should the proposal be reviewed favorably, a memorandum of agreement which provides clarification or more information about the proposed project may be requested.
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Planet Bluegrass and its affiliates.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:
-Creativity – How unique is the project? How unique was your proposal?
-Catalyst Potential – Does your project have the opportunity to “kick off” something bigger?
-Local – How does this organization’s history and mission benefit the San Miguel County, Colorado regional community; or how do they support programs or activities accessible to the Town of Telluride community?
-Project Impact – How much does this project affect the lives and well-being of the target audience?
-Funding Impact – We love to see our funding support projects that might not otherwise occur at all.
-Established History – Has your project received funding from us before?
Organizations will be notified that they have been selected to receive a donation by April 21st, 2023.
Donation amount to be determined and announced in September.
Applications must be submitted via this form by Friday, February 17, 2023 11:59 MST.
Supporting materials that cannot be transmitted electronically must be received by Planet Bluegrass at the address below by Friday, February 24, 2023.
PO BOX 769
LYONS, CO 80540
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all of your good work!
Over the years we have had the honor to support the missions of the following local organizations:
- Adoption Options
- Ah Haa School for the Arts
- Can’d Aid
- Carbon Neutral Coalition
- Colorado MahlerFest
- Colorado Mountain Club
- Colorado Old-time Fiddlers’ Association
- EcoAction Partners
- Growing Gardens
- Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley
- HOPE for Longmont
- Horizons K-8 School
- Just for Kids Foundation
- KBUT Community Radio
- KDNK Community Radio
- KDUR Public Radio
- KGNU Community Radio
- KOTO Radio
- KRFC Community Radio
- KVNF Public Radio
- Leave No Trace
- Lyons Community Foundation
- Lyons Elementary School
- Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF)
- Lyons Fire Protection District
- Lyons Lions Club
- Lyons Redstone Museum
- Lyons Regional Library District Foundation
- Mila’s Miracle Foundation
- Mountain States Children’s Home
- Nederland Fire Protection District
- One to One Mentoring
- Pinhead Institute
- Project Angel Heart
- Protect Our Winters
- San Miguel Resource Center
- Second Chance Humane Society
- Sheep Mountain Alliance
- St Vrain Creek Coalition
- Sustainable Living Association
- Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
- Telluride AIDS Benefit
- Telluride Historical Museum
- Telluride Mountain School
- Telluride Rainbow Preschool
- Telluride Rotary Club
- Town of Lyons Parks & Rec
- Underdogs Animal Rescue
- Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center