Each June, the City of Boulder celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). IHM is an annual celebration recognizing immigrants’ experience, contributions and achievements throughout our country’s history.

Immigrant Heritage Month

City support for Immigrant Heritage Month

Each year, the city provides grants to local organizations to recognize IHM through events and celebrations that honor the immigrants who have shaped the city for generations. The grants support events that facilitate the successful integration of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community.

2022 Immigrant Heritage Month Grants Now Open

The city’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) invites nonprofit groups to submit grant proposals through Feb. 16, 2022, to host Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) events this June. Organizations that qualify will receive up to a $1,500 grant to help support their events. Additionally, the city’s Office of Arts and Culture is offering enhancement sponsorships of up to $2,000 available per event for programs that include arts components.

To qualify, the event must meet all eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be a community-initiated event
  • Hosted by a local nonprofit agency or group
  • Free and open to the public
  • Held within the Boulder city limits
  • Follow financial requirements
  • Comply with all federal, state and local laws

The HRC recognizes the importance of educating the community on shared immigrant histories, diverse cultures and the role these play in shaping and enriching the life of the city with their contributions, unique customs and traditions of their ancestral homelands. IHM events help Boulder to grow as a safe and inclusive community.