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Letters of Inquiry

If your organization was funded last year, or you have been invited to apply, click here.

The A.V. Hunter Trust (the Trust) provides grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations offering direct services to assist:

  • Youth

  • Seniors

  • Disabled

  • Others in need or crisis


First year grants are up to $10,000

A current priority of the Trust is to help small organizations in rural or underserved communities.  If an organization's annual operating budget is more than $1 million, it is unlikely to be considered for first-time funding.​​

Eligibility Requirements:

If your organization has not been funded by the Trust in the previous calendar year, please review the following guidelines to help determine whether your organization is eligible for funding:

  • Organizations must have been operating as a 501(c)(3) for at least three years.  The Trust does not provide start-up funds or support organizations that use a fiscal agent or fiscal sponsor.

  • Organizations must be located within the State of Colorado and benefit Colorado residents.  The Trust does not fund organizations that provide multi-state, national or international services.

  • Organizations must provide direct services to those in need.  The Trust does not provide pass-through funds.

  • Organizations must demonstrate fiscal responsibility.  The Trust will not consider an organization for first-time funding if the most recent fiscal year ended with an operating deficit.

Areas Not Considered for Funding:

The Trust awards grants for general operating support.  To fund this broad, but important need, the Trust must narrow its focus.

Therefore, grant requests for the following types of support will not be reviewed:

  • Capital campaigns or capital acquisitions, including construction and renovations

  • Organizations that provide programming to address only one specific disease

  • Organizations that serve only one specific group of individuals

  • ECE, K-12, or post-secondary education, or scholarship aid

  • Endowments

  • Purchase of tickets for fundraising benefits, special events or sponsorships

  • Publications, films or other media projects

  • Research projects

Next Steps:


If you have questions, or if your organization meets the criteria and priorities listed above, please contact us at (303) 399-5450, or

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