Nonprofits may now apply for 2012 Worthy Cause pool funding

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Boulder County, Colo. – Nonprofit human service agencies and housing authorities in Boulder County may now apply for capital funds through Boulder County’s 2012 Worthy Cause pool.

The Request for Funding application and instructions are available on the Boulder County website. The deadline to submit applications is May 13.

During the 2008 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the .05 percent Worthy Cause sales tax with 73 percent of the vote. The 10-year initiative allocates a portion of sales tax revenue to Boulder County nonprofit human service agencies for capital projects, including the purchase of land or buildings; construction; renovation or debt reduction.

Revenues from the sales tax will be divided into two allocations: dedicated funding for nonprofit human service agencies that were identified in the ballot initiative, and competitive “pool” funding, for which qualifying nonprofit agencies may now apply via the Request for Funding process.

Because Worthy Cause is a sales tax, it is unknown exactly how much money will be available through 2012 Worthy Cause pool funds. Designated agencies will receive funding first, and the remaining funds will be available for allocation in the form of grants awarded through the Request for Funding process.

To date, 23 local nonprofit human service agencies have been awarded approximately $3.5 million in capital awards since voters reapproved the tax in 2008.

For more information about Worthy Cause and the application process, please contact Megan Davis at 303-441-3562 or

Barbara Halpin
Boulder County Public Information Officer

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