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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 Applications

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is committed to supporting community-initiated activities that raise awareness on civil rights and human 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.

Human Relations Fund (HRF) grants are limited to:

  • Nonprofit organizations;
  • Activities held within Boulder city limits; and
  • Events that are free and open to the public.

Additional criteria considered include:

  • Diversity among planners and decision makers
  • Inclusivity among event participants
  • Youth involvement in leadership roles
  • Collaboration with other organizations
  • Ability to access multiple sources of funding
  • Access for people with disabilities

Money available to the HRF depends on city revenue and therefore varies from year to year. Awards are made at HRC monthly business meetings. Only events that are planned or occur during the calendar year of their HRF funding will be considered.

The HRC will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2021 for events taking place in 2021.

Download the application here docx, or contact Clay Fong at 303-441-3141 or [email protected] .


About Community Relations

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.


Contact Us / Contáctenos

For information about the Human Relations Fund, the Human Relations Commission, or Community Relations initiatives, contact Clay Fong at  [email protected]   or 303-441-3141.

For help with wage or discrimination issues, contact: German Velasco at  [email protected]  or 303-441-4197. 

Para ayuda en español, por favor llame a German Velasco  al  [email protected]  o 303-441-4197.