General Guidelines for all Applicants
To be eligible for funding, your 501(c)(3) organization must meet our grant
criteria. We will accept proposals for project support or seed funding for
new programs, but the Foundation does not provide loans or fund individuals,
deficit funding, medical research, or efforts designed to influence
legislation or elect public officers. The Foundation will only support
organizations with strong and consistently applied non-discrimination
policies. While each proposal is thoroughly reviewed, we regret that it is
impossible to fund every worthwhile request.
How To Submit a Request For Funding
All prospective grantees that fall within the Red Empress Foundation Ďs giving priority areas are asked to first submit a one-page letter of inquiry. This letter includes the following information:
- Amount requested, intended use of funding and total cost to achieve stated goals.
- How the request fits the Red Empress Foundationís focus areas.
- Amount of organizationís operating budget.
Click to submit your
Online Letter of Inquiry form
Organizations invited to submit a full grant application will be notified
via email. Selected organizations are asked to use the application forms
developed by the Colorado Common Grant organizations at
No letters of inquiry or grant applications will be reviewed from June 15 through August 15.
Collaborative Grant Application
The Red Empress Foundation is committed to encouraging collaboration among our Grantees. In order to facilitate the process, we have created application forms to be used when applying for Collaborative Grants. These forms are for collaborative grants only; please note, only our current Grantees may apply for Collaborative Grants. A Letter of Inquiry is required prior to applying. Click here to download forms for Collaborative Grant applications.