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How to Apply for Funding From the Human Services Fund

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How to Apply for Funding 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 citywide revenue impacts, the city will not be releasing a Request for Proposals for single- or multi-year grants in 2021, and is not accepting unsolicited applications or funding requests. Instead, the city will continue to work with 2020 HSF grantees to plan for 2021 program investments, based on HSF goal areas and criteria; and COVID-19 investment priorities and criteria. The city will also coordinate with our Human Services Fund partners at Boulder County Community Services and the City of Longmont for strategic assessment. 

If you have any questions comments or concerns about the fund round process, please contact Elizabeth Crowe at [email protected], or 303-441-1928.

2019 HSF Updates

The 2017 – 2022 City of Boulder Human Services Strategy reflects a two-year effort to identify Boulder’s most important human services issues, needs and trends. The Strategy aligns investments with priorities and identifies the six key human services goals and strategies that will guide city investments over the next five years: A Good Start; Aging Well; Economic Mobility and Resilience; Health and Well-being; Homelessness; and Inclusive and Welcoming Community. Specific changes to community funding are described in the  Community Funding Overview  


The HSF funds nonprofit agencies and organizations, educational or governmental entities – public or private that propose to serve City of Boulder residents. The HSF supports a wide variety of organizations, including minority-focused organizations and grassroots agencies. For more information about eligibility criteria and priorities, please contact Elizabeth Crowe at [email protected], or 303-441-1928.