During the 2017 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the .05% Worthy Cause sales tax with 79% of the vote. The 15-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. To find out more about investments made through the Worthy Cause sales tax, view or download the Worthy Cause program report.
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.
2021 Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application Schedule Update
The 2021 Worthy Cause IV pool fund Request for Funding process will be open early June 2020. The website will be updated when the exact release date is confirmed. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the 2020 Request for Funding document in preparation for a 2021 submission.
If you have questions about the Worthy Cause application process, or would like more information, please contact Annie Scott at 303-441-1553.
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.
*Debt reduction refers to payments toward capital debts such as mortgages and loans for construction/renovation.
See the tables below for a list of agencies that have received Worthy Cause funding by year. Or you can view a map of agencies broken down by service type.