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Help is there for you.

Learning more about the recently passed federal CARE Act, intended to help blunt the worst economic impacts of the pandemic on individuals, businesses and nonprofits, will be critical for many SCFD organizations. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you learn more, and in consultation with your advisers, make good decisions for now and for the future.

The CARE Act also makes important changes to encourage charitable giving including creating a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300, eliminating the current 60 percent income cap on annual contributions for those who itemize in 2020 and raising the annual limit from 10 percent to 15 percent for corporate donations.

COVID-19 Related Resources in Colorado

During this difficult time, it’s important to stay connected to resources that can help you and your organization. Here are some options for finding what you need:


Douglas County non-profit grant opportunity

Non-profit organizations that serve Douglas County residents may be eligible for COVID-19 impact reimbursement grants funded through the County’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The program aims to reimburse nonprofit organizations a portion of the expenses incurred as they adjusted and adapted to public health restrictions and continued to serve our community while complying with COVID-19 public health order guidelines.   Deadline for applications has been extended. 

You can learn more or direct questions to DCNonprofitGrants@douglas.co.us or to 303-660-7460.


Free Personal Protective Equipment

Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits are available to small businesses and non-profits. Each kit, valued at over $300, will include sanitizer, disinfectant, gloves, masks, face shields and a thermometer. Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning August 3. Learn more here.

Energize Colorado Gap Fund opportunity for grants and loans

The Colorado State Legislature approved Senate Bill 222 which will provide $25 million in federal CARES Act funding for grants and loans to Colorado small businesses. Of this total amount, $5 million is dedicated to businesses in the tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, private travel attractions, casinos, outdoor recreation, ski, tourism-related transportation, destination marketing, cultural events, and facility groups. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is administering this new program known as the Energize Colorado Gap Fund. Businesses may apply for a grant up to $15,000 and a loan up to $20,000 for total assistance up to $35,000. The application will be live no later than August 1. Learn more here.

As our arts and culture organizations necessarily go dark, your well-being is critical. In these difficult times, there are resources to help.

Other Opportunities

Partnership with Mellon Foundation offers relief and recovery grants to support under-resourced arts and culture organizations in the West:  The US Regional Arts Resilience Fund was created as an urgent response to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s arts organizations. Through the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, WESTAF will administer the re-granting of over $1.7 million across it’s 13-state region in the fall of 2020 through approximately 30-40 awards ranging from $30,000 to $75,000, with a few exceptional $100,000 grants.Nominations for arts organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and operate in the 13-state western region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming) will be accepted online through this form. Deadline for nominations is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

COVID-19 Related Resources – County Based
Adams County

Information on resources will be added soon.


Arapahoe County

Information regarding applying for Variances

Boulder County

Information regarding applying for Variances

  • Boulder County Public Health is currently working on the process to apply for variances and will announce it once it launches; please stay tuned. If you have questions, contact Carol Garnand, Liaison to Boulder County Cultural Council at cgarnand@bouldercounty.org.

COVID-19 resources

Broomfield County

Information regarding applying for Variances

COVID-19 resources

Douglas County

Information regarding applying for Variances