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Community Relations Mission: 

To protect civil and human rights, facilitate positive community relations and promote social equity policy.

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Human Relations Fund

Beginning in 2017, the Human Relations Commission (HRC) began accepting applications for the Human Relations Fund (HRF). This fund replaced the Community Event Fund and the Community Impact Fund. The HRC is committed to supporting community-initiated activities that raise awareness on emerging civil-rights issues and problems in Boulder; facilitate interaction, understanding, collaboration and civic participation among diverse communities; and enable members of Boulder’s communities to celebrate events significant to them while they provide learning opportunities to the general population.

The HRC encourages funding requests from nonprofit organizations that address or provide leadership development, youth involvement and collaborations with other groups to promote inclusivity and respect for diversity.

Awards are made monthly. Only events that are planned or occur during the calendar year of their HRF funding will be considered.

To apply, please submit the 2018 Human Relations Fund application:

2018 Human Relations Fund Guidelines and Application (PDF version) pdf
2018 Human Relations Fund Guidelines and Application (Word version) docx

For more information about the Human Relations Fund, please contact Carmen Atilano at [email protected] or 303-441-3141. Please email applications to [email protected]  or mail to Human Relations Fund, Community Relations Department of Human Services, City of Boulder, PO Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306.

Funding Application for Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month Events in June 

The Human Relations Commission has moved Celebration of Immigrant Heritage from one week in October to the entire month of June. Funding applications are now available for Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month events to be held in June 2018. The application deadline is April 6. 

Choose one of the links below for more information and to apply: 

2018 Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month Funding Guidelines and Application (PDF version) pdf
2018 Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month Funding Guidelines and Application (Word version) docx


Community Relations is committed to encouraging, supporting and advancing efforts which fulfill human needs and protect civil rights of the Boulder community.

Community Relations encourages interaction based on respect and understanding among the various communities that make up the Boulder population and ensures protection of rights afforded to Boulder residents by the Human Rights Ordinance, the local anti-discrimination law. Additionally, as part of Community Relations, the Office of Human Rights enforces the city's Failure to Pay Wages ordinance.

Community Relations supports Boulder's Human Relations Commission in social policy development and its role as the quasi-judicial body for resolution of Human Rights Ordinance cases, and administers small grants for community events and community impact projects.

For further information, please call us at 303-441-3141.

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