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. View a booklet with more information about Worthy Cause III.
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.
2018 Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application Schedule Update
The Worthy Cause funding process is now closed. For more details about the program, you may review the 2018 Request for Funding document. Check this webpage to find out when the Worthy Cause application process will reopen in 2018 for 2019 funding, which is typically in late spring/early summer. Please read the Request for Funding document to view information about the funding process.
If you have questions about the Worthy Cause application process, or would like more information, 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.
*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.