Packard Fund for Pueblo Grantmaking

Caring for Colorado

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Jan 8, 2020 4:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Jan 24, 2020 4:00pm PST, Feb 7, 2020 4:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Pueblo County, Colorado

Location of residency: Preferred: Pueblo County, Colorado Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:




  • To be considered for a grant, all prospective Packard Fund for Pueblo applicants – including current grantees – must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Deadline is the "letter of inquiry" deadline above. 
  • After LOI approval, Pueblo grantseekers must register for access to the online grants portal. If you have previously registered for an account, you do not need to register again. Registration deadline is the "pre-proposal" deadline above. 

What We Fund

The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo supports agencies, projects and programs that improve the lives of people in Pueblo. 

While this fund is responsive to community needs, the Advisory Board prioritizes requests that support issues that David and Lucile Packard cared about most — children, youth and families; the environment; and reproductive health.

Pueblo Grantmaking

We look for evidence of partnership among and between the agencies we fund and seek to support networks of effective collaborations whenever possible. We tailor the kind of support most useful to each grantee, providing primarily program and operational support.

Preference is also given to organizations located in and directly serving the Pueblo community.

Advisory Board

The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo is guided by an Advisory Board comprising Pueblo residents. These members support the development and implementation of the Fund’s values, guiding principles, goals, and strategic grantmaking priorities. 

History of the Fund

Pueblo, Colo., is the birthplace of David Packard and where he spent a significant portion of his childhood. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation began funding agencies and projects to benefit Pueblo residents in 1972.

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


  • The Foundation will consider grant awards to organizations whose programs or services benefit Colorado and are:  
    • Charitable nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service; or
    • Tax-supported institutions including state or local governments or schools.
  • Please note: new or emerging organizations are permitted to apply through a tax-exempt organization acting as fiscal agent.


  • Caring for Colorado does not fund:
    • For-profit entities
    • Annual appeals or membership drives
    • Financial support for political candidates
    • Screening programs without a follow-up component
    • Patient assistance funds that cover individual medical, dental or pharmaceutical costs
    • Scholarships