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Human Services Fund

About the Human Services Fund

The City of Boulder's Human Services Fund (HSF) provides approximately $2.5 million annually to community agencies providing services to Boulder residents in support of the Human Services Strategy. Awards are made through a competitive process based on alignment with City of Boulder priorities and goals.

Recent News

The Human Services Fund 2020 fund round is open from June 6, 2019 to August 1, 2019!

The HSF will accept funding applications to award approximately $1.5 million in single-year funding to eligible nonprofit agencies and organizations, educational or governmental entities – public or private - and supports a wide variety of organizations, and strongly encourages applications from organizations that work with underrepresented populations.

For additional information about the fund round application and review process, click on the "How to Apply for Funding" link on the right.

 

On Dec. 4, 2018, the city approved disbursement of ~$2.1 million for the 2019 Human Services Fund pdf. Funding will support 38 programs coordinated by 34 agencies. 

Investing in the Community

The City of Boulder invests resources in improving the health and well-being for our community members. The HSF supports programs and services consistent with the core principles and goals identified in the Human Services Strategy , which guides the work of the department over the next five years. The Strategy includes updates to community goals and funding priorities. In funding programs, the city's mission is to be an investor and partner in the community rather than simply a funder of human services. Each funded program sets annual outcome goals and reports on them twice a year. In 2018, community funding piloted efforts to fund systems integration work that emphasizes a coordinated, seamless social safety net that is more efficient and effective for residents.