The Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety (CCRS) Tax Grant Program ensures that non-profit organizations serving community members will be able to establish and/or maintain a long-term physical presence in the city.

Capital Project Funding

The City of Boulder has awarded approximately $3.8 million of Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety (CCRS) Tax revenue to local non-profit organizations for capital maintenance, renovations, construction and debt reduction.

The Community, Culture and Safety Tax was initially authorized by voters in 2014 and was extended in 2017. The tax was extended again as the Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety Tax in 2021, with the extension expiring in 2036. Up to 10% of the tax revenue, or approximately $21.75 million over 15 years, will be set aside to support non-profit organizations in completing capital projects.

This is the first Capital Project Funding application cycle since the tax renewal in 2021, and funding is currently expected to be available on a multi-year cycle, with an exact schedule to be determined. The city received over 30 applications requesting a total of approximately $21.0 million, out of a total $3.8 million project budget. Applications were reviewed and scored by a grant review group comprised of both City staff and community member participants. Scoring criteria utilized by the grant review group included the following measures:

  • Organization’s benefit and commitment to community
  • Organization’s advancement of equity
  • Organization’s financial stability
  • Project purpose
  • Project financials
  • Ability to execute the project

The project's alignment with the intent of the ballot language and the requirements outlined in the Request for Applications was also taken into account.

Staff compiled a slate of suggested award amounts and the group met to discuss and finalize the award recommendations. The award recommendations were then reviewed and approved by the City Manager. The awards include:

Non-Profit OrganizationGrant Award Project
New Horizons School $ 48,400 Construction - play structure
Boulder Valley Women's Health Center $ 436,729 Facility renovations
Attention, Inc., d/b/a TGTHR $ 1,400,000 Facility renovations - the Source Drop-In Center and Overnight Shelter
YWCA Boulder County $ 190,050 Facility renovations
Young Men's Christian Association of Boulder Valley $ 300,000 Facility renovations - childcare facility at Mapleton Center
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Inc. $ 135,000 Facility renovations - Outreach Center
Bridge House $ 33,000 Capital maintenance - HVAC unit replacement at Community Kitchen Table
Harvest of Hope Pantry $ 16,000 Capital maintenance - gutter replacement
Out Boulder County $ 500,000 Debt reduction - property purchase and renovations
Boulder Day Nursery Association $ 53,520 Capital maintenance - roof replacement
Museum of Boulder $ 48,735 Capital maintenance - HVAC unit replacement at collection facility
Boulder Jewish Community Center $ 523,143 Construction - installation of solar panels
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless $ 56,250 Capital maintenance - dishwasher replacement
Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD) $ 22,000 Construction and capital maintenance - installation of pergola and backflow protection
Total CCRS Capital Project Funding Awards$ 3,762,827

Information about program history and development can be found in these materials that were presented to City Council on June 8, 2023.

For questions or to meet with staff to learn about future grant opportunities, contact Annie Scott at

Capital Investment Capacity Building

The City of Boulder has identified the first round of CCRS Tax Grant Program Capital Investment Capacity Building grantees. Capital Investment Capacity Building is intended to assist organizations that are seeking capacity-building support and have identified that executing a needed capital project in a current commercial space, or constructing or purchasing a new commercial space, is a likely next step towards ensuring a long-term physical presence in the City of Boulder. Areas of assistance may include, but are not limited to:
1. Board Development & Recruitment Strategies;
2. Fundraising/Development Strategies;
3. Leadership Development;
4. Technology Consulting; and
5. Strategic Planning.

Grantees will receive $5,000 to offset staff time spent participating and may be prioritized for future Capital Project Funding. Applications were reviewed by city staff and the main entity contracted to provide capacity-building support. Grantees include:

Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.
Parlando School of Musical Arts
Junkyard Social Club
The New Local
Roots Music Project

If you have questions or want to meet with staff to learn more about future grant opportunities, contact Annie Scott at

Prior Funding

The 2017 extension of the Community, Culture and Safety (CCS) Tax awarded funding to the following organizations and projects:

Growing GardensPollinator Pavilion$87,000
Community CyclesCommunity Cycling Center $822,500
Meals on WheelsNew Facility Construction$1,600,000
Studio Arts BoulderCommunity Studio Arts Education Center$1,750,000
Center for Resource ConservationZero Waste Community Center$1,400,000
KGNUCommunity Media Center$1,250,000
Boulder Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum Renovation$1,000,000