Human Services Fund: Investing in Critical Services for the Boulder Community

Since 1994 the City of Boulder's Human Services Fund (HSF) has provided funding to community nonprofit agencies for human service programs benefitting people in need. Funding is primarily made through a competitive annual grant process based on alignment with the city’s human services goals.


Through the HSF, the City of Boulder invests resources in improving well-being for community members experiencing social or economic disparities. An annual allocation from the city’s general fund serves as the source for this grant program. The HSF supports programs and services consistent with the core principles and goals identified in the Human Services Strategy, for populations including low-income children, youth and families; older adults; people experiencing homelessness; people of color, immigrants and LGBTQ community members. Nonprofit program activities currently funded by HSF include childcare, older adult assistance, shelter and homelessness prevention, legal assistance, academic support, violence and abuse prevention and response, access to social services, and more.

Human Services Fund 2022 Request for Proposals Now Closed

Applications were due on Sept. 9, 2021. The city expects to announce final 2022 funding decisions in the next few months. More information will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available.