2018 Grant Cycle
The Partners in the Outdoors Conference is a platform for conversation and planning, professional development and workshops to strengthen the statewide efforts of all partners involved. All partner organizations that attend the 2018 Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference will be eligible to apply for the 2018 grant cycle. The application process will be open through May 18, 2018.
As a flagship feature to the Partners Conference, we will prioritize these unique funding opportunities to conference attendees. We want to support what you do every day! Eligibility Requirements:
Projects should address elements of the following areas derived from the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP):
- Have matching funds (in-kind and/or dollar for dollar)
- Must be a collaborative effort, including multiple partners
- Must utilize and document via photos/video (more info provided upon selection)
- Outdoor Recreation Education/Outreach
- Integration of Outdoor Recreation Interests
- Healthy Lifestyles and Communities
- Protect, Connect and Inspire Coloradans to appreciate, enjoy and care for our great outdoors (GOCO Strategic Initiative)
Don't have a partner organization? You might find your grant partners while at the conference!
Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients
In 2017, we increased both the number of grants and the total dollar amount given through the Partners in the Outdoors Grant Program. Thanks to the generous support of GOCO, CPRA, Noble Energy, and RMEF, we were able to provide $30,000 to 15 different grant applicants!
Despite these expanded resources, our Grant Review Committee still faced a difficult decision-making process with many exceptional organizations vying for the grants. This year's grant recipients include:
- Big City Mountaineers
- Cal-Wood Education Center
- Colorado Outward Bound School
- Colorado Wildlife Federation
- Environmental Learning for Kids
- Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
- Friends of Staunton State Park
- Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
- Rocky Mountain Wild
- South Metro Pheasants Forever
- Teens, Inc.
- Trails 2000
- Town of Oak Creek
- Western Slope Conservation Center
We'd like to provide special recognition to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) who sponsored the grant awarded to the Colorado Wildlife Federation. These funds will be used to provide scholarships for their Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.
We invite all applicants to submit new requests to us during next year's grant cycle following the
2018 Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference.