In 2008 county voters approved “Worthy Cause III,” a 10-year extension of a .05 percent sales and use tax that helps with debt reduction* and funding of capital facilities for nonprofit organizations. These funds help with the high price of obtaining and/or improving facilities that fit nonprofits’ specific needs as they serve the population. The tax expires in 2018.
Worthy Cause sales tax revenues include a pool of funds to be allocated through a competitive grant process. Each year, the Boulder County Commissioners seek Capital Funding or Capital Concept Requests from qualified nonprofit human services agencies for Worthy Cause pool funds.
Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application Information
The Worthy Cause pool fund application is now closed. Requests for funding will be taken again in 2017 for the 2018 funding cycle. If you’d like to learn more about the eligibility criteria for Worthy Cause, please review the 2017 Worthy Cause Pool Fund.
For more information about Worthy Cause awards, please contact Megan Davis at 303-441-3562.
Worthy cause funds must be allocated to local human services nonprofit organizations or housing authorities for use in capital projects, including building purchase, remodeling and/or debt reduction.* Through this tax, Boulder County’s taxpayers helped fund the nonprofits listed below.