Community Support Funding

The City of Durango provides Community Support funding each year to local nonprofit organizations. This program is administered by the United Way of Southwest Colorado. The FY2020 grant applications will be available on the UWSCO website this fall. To be eligible to apply for funding, you must:

  • Be a local IRS-certified non-profit organization in good standing
  • Provide programs and/or services to City residents
  • Be able to demonstrate good financial management

In addition:

  • Agency should not already receive funding from the City for the same program through another mechanism or other block grant
  • Funding request should be consistent with City Council goals
  • Request should be for block grant type funding
  • Funding requests for operations will not be considered

Administrative costs will be allowed as part of the block grant as follows:

  • Less than $5,000 - No administrative costs
  • $5,000-$9,999 - Up to $1,000 allowed
  • $10,000-$50,000 - Up to $5,000 allowed
  • $50,001+ Up to $5,000 + 5% of block grant amount allowed