Investing in critical community services

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.

Grant Funding

The 2023 Human Services Fund round closed on Friday, September 9, 2022. If you have questions about other funding opportunities or about the 2024 competitive fund round, please contact Elizabeth Crowe at

Human Services Fund 2022 Funding Allocations

In December 2021, the City of Boulder approved $1.75 million in 2022 Human Services Fund grants, including 2022 single-year and 2022-2024 multi-year grants for community nonprofit programs.


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.