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Youth Opportunities Program Grants

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Due to the significant increase in Individual Fund applications in 2019, the Fund is now closed until 2020. If you have already submitted your application as of 7/11/2019, you are still eligible to submit your volunteer timesheet.

Checks will be available for pickup Wednesday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm. Brandon will contact you when the checks have arrived to 2160 Spruce St. Please contact him when you intend to pick up. 

The Youth Opportunities Program offers financial support for cultural, recreational, and educational activities for City of Boulder resident middle and high school age youth through grants to individual youth and to agencies. All grants must serve City of Boulder resident middle school and high school youth only.

Community Grants

Annual Grant

Annual grants are awarded on a competitive basis to youth-serving programs utilizing a positive youth development approach which target young people and, as much as possible, are designed with their input. 

The Youth Opportunities Program Annual Grants application is now available. Please see the below documents to apply; applications are due to [email protected] by Friday, March 15,2019 at 4PM.

Group Activities Fund

  • Groups of at least ten City of Boulder residents can apply for up to $3,000 to help pay for a cultural, educational, or recreational activity in Colorado
  • Application deadline is the 15th of each month from August through May
  • Group Activities Grant Application 2019 docx

Volunteer Service Project Fund

  • City of Boulder resident youth may apply for funds to purchase materials needed to do a local community service project
  • Application deadline is the 15th of each month from August through May
  • Volunteer Service Project Fund Application 2019 doc

Grants for Individual Youth

Individual Fund

  • City of Boulder resident youth can apply for up to $400 to help pay for a cultural, educational or recreational activity in Colorado.
  • If funded, youth complete five hours of volunteer service for every $100 they receive (20 hours = $400).
  • The Individual Grant Program is now available!  Due to the increased request level to $400, we have fewer grants to provide and therefore will be shortening the request window. Please reach out to Brandon Blew with any questions (720-498-2482, [email protected]). 

To see a list of youth volunteer opportunities organized by age, go to the Volunteer Opportunities for Youth pdf booklet.


YOP Annual Grants Funding Dashboard 

Below is an interactive dashboard for users to explore programs seeking and receiving funding from YOP annual grants.

Contact us:

Brandon Blew, Youth Opportunities Program Coordinator
720-498-2482 or  [email protected]