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Grants Overview

2022 Spring Grant Cycle Important Dates
Application Cycle Opens: March 1, 2022
Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM


  • Read through the Grant Application Instructions.

  • Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and discuss your grant proposal with the Executive Director to ensure it will be considered by the DEF Grants Committee.  

  • Prepare & Submit your Application through our automated system.  Don’t forget to prepare your budget and include quotes – these will be the only attachment(s) you will need to upload. 

  • Contact DEF at (970) 385-1491 or 9RFoundationGrants@gmail.com to schedule a school visit with a DEF representative to view your grant in action

  • Submit your Post-Grant Evaluation after implementation, if your grant is funded.  Don’t forget to take photographs – obtain permission to photograph students before submitting them to DEF!!

  • Post-grant evaluation: Please complete the post-grant evaluation 6 months after implementation.  Click here to access the post-grant evaluation form.