Grants for Social Change and Environmental Stewardship

Wolcott Family Foundation

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 7, 2019 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Colorado

Location of residency: Preferred: Colorado Other eligible locations: United States

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The Wolcott Family Foundation (WOLFF) is a private family foundation.
WOLFF focuses its funding in the areas of social change and environmental stewardship, with emphasis on supporting grassroots organizations for which a small grant can make a real contribution. It is a three generation, family-run organization, convinced of the power of small groups to make a significant difference in helping people change their world.

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


  • Nonprofit organizations classified under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Consideration will be given to projects that emphasize environmental preservation, advocacy and community involvement aimed at root causes of societal problems.
  • Organizations are eligible to reapply at the end of a grant period if a final report is on file for the previous grant award or is included with new application.
  • Requests will be considered for either general support or specific project support.
  • WOLFF's area of geographic focus is Colorado.


  • Organizations based in Colorado are given preference.
  • Priority is given to organizations that:
    • empower individuals and communities to organize for social change
    • seek to strengthen civil liberties and civil rights issues (Examples: equal opportunity, equal justice and racism, equal protection and due process, disabilities, reproductive rights)
    • build community development that seeks to break the cycle of poverty, create economic opportunity and build effective leadership in distressed communities (Examples: access to quality employment, leadership development, community participation)
    • demonstrate linkages and interdependence of ecosystems and economics with win-win solutions and collaborative approaches


  • What Is Not Funded
    • groups with annual budgets over $350,000
    • individuals
    • scholarships
    • capital campaigns
    • endowments

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