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May 11, 2016

Applications now open for 2017 Worthy Cause pool funding

Human services nonprofit agencies may now apply for capital funds

Boulder
County, Colo. –

Nonprofit human service agencies and housing authorities in Boulder County may
now apply for capital funds through Boulder County’s 2017 Worthy Cause pool.

The
Worthy Cause Request for Funding application for 2016 pool funding is available
on the Boulder County website at
http://bit.ly/WCfunds.
Applications must be submitted through
Boulder County’s online application system by 4:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016.

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. This was the
third instance of voter approval for these funds, making this round Worth Cause
III. 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 awarded to eligible human services non-profits
through a competitive “pool” funding process, for which qualifying nonprofit
agencies may now apply via the Request for Funding process.

Throughout
the course of Worthy Cause III, sales tax revenues have been leveraged through
fundraising and other grants to strengthen our community services in early
childhood learning, family support services, basic needs services such as food,
clothing, housing and shelter, domestic violence, and healthcare.

For more information about Worthy Cause and the
application process, contact Megan Davis at
mdavis@bouldercounty.org or
303-441-3562.