The City of Boulder’s Human Services Fund (HSF) offers annual and multi-year competitive funding for social service programs that support the city’s Human Services Strategy goals. The strategy aims to create a healthy, thriving and inclusive Boulder community.

This year, the Housing and Human Services Department’s Human Services Fund will award an anticipated $1.75 million in funding to qualified community organizations through a competitive application process. As in recent years, the HSF prioritizes activities in alignment with the city’s Human Services Strategy goals, including a focus on early childhood initiatives, aging well, health and well-being, homelessness, economic mobility and inclusivity. More information about these strategic goals can be found in the Human Services Strategy.

The HSF funds nonprofit agencies and organizations and educational or governmental entities with specific programs that are aligned with its goals. For the 2022 fund round, the HSF is offering single-year and three-year application options. To be considered for multi-year funding, applicants must meet eligibility criteria described in the 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP).

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2021 and must be submitted electronically using the e-CImpact grant management system. No paper or late applications will be accepted. To download the RFP and apply for the 2022 fund round, visit the Human Services Fund webpage. Applications from organizations that serve and are led by historically excluded populations are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please email Elizabeth Crowe at