CWAM Grants

Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM)

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Grant amount: Up to US $500

Anticipated deadline: Jun 14, 2020 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Colorado, Wyoming

Location of residency: Colorado, Wyoming

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The purpose of the CWAM Grants program is to advance professionalism throughout the CWAM region. Often times it takes a small amount of cash to make a good program a great program. It can mean the difference between adequate lighting and great lighting, sufficient collections storage and appropriate collections storage, basic programming and exceptional programming.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • CWAM grants may be awarded to CWAM Institutional Members which are either independent 501c3 nonprofit organizations or are owned and operated by such organizations or by local government agencies.
  • Funding is not available for ongoing projects: only those applications addressing NEW projects with start dates after July 1, 2019 will be considered. 
  • A financial match is not required.
  • Institutions may only submit one application per year.
  • Examples of projects suitable for funding:
    • Improved collections storage;
    • Disaster planning;
    • Website enhancement;
    • Exhibit planning or construction;
    • Staff training/consultant fees; or
    • Computer software upgrades.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be CWAM Institutional Members in good standing.


  • Funding is not available for ongoing projects.
  • Examples of projects NOT suitable for funding:
    • One time entertainment;
    • Salaries or stipends;                 
    • Volunteer/staff recognition awards;
    • Travel; or
    • General operating support.