Colorado bar foundation


The Colorado Bar Foundation grants support statewide, regional or local projects with demonstrated community need.  Both established programs as well as new or innovative projects are encouraged to apply.

Please note that the Foundation prefers to fund specific program expenses rather than general operating funds.  Additionally, in its grant-review process, the Foundation generally considers the availability of other grant funds (including COLTAF and CBA section support) when allocating grant resources.  The size of each grant award is dependent upon the amount requested, the size of the organization, and the total grant funds available for the year.

The Foundation Board of Trustees meet each July to award grants based on the available funds.  Grant applicants will receive a response to their request by the end of that month.

Please note that the Colorado Bar Foundation will not fund applications for the following excluded activities:

  • grant making organizations except COLTAF;
  • political campaigns or activities;
  • endowments, fundraising benefits or solicitations;
  • programs that are wholly or significantly funded by government grants or funds;
  • organizations that have or will receive COLTAF funding for this fiscal year;
  • individual scholarships; and
  • non-charitable programs and organizations.


All Colorado Bar Foundation grant recipients will be required to submit an annual report describing their use of grant funds, permit an annual site visit, and provide public acknowledgment of the award in a prominent manner including information about the Colorado Bar Foundation.

The final report form is included directly in your grant application and will appear when you answer the question regarding funding for the previous year. If you would like to submit a report without re-applying, please contact [email protected].

To apply, click the following link, complete the form and submit the appropriate attachments.  

Applications are due June 8, 2022.

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