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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

In November 2019, the city manager approved funding for the 2020 Human Services Fund grantees pdf. The city also approved funding for 2020, for programs recommended in 2019 for multi-year support.

The city will announce information about the 2021 Fund Round, in spring 2020.

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.

For more information about the Human Services Fund, contact Elizabeth Crowe, Human Services Investments Manager, at [email protected] or (303) 441-1928.