Applications are now open for the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund to champion efforts that create equitable opportunities and improve the quality of life in Pueblo County.
The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo is an endowed fund, created by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
- Children, Youth, and Families: The opportunity they create for young people today will determine the future trajectory of Pueblo County. To ensure the coming years are more equitable and prosperous for everyone, they must intentionally invest in efforts that support children, youth, and their families.
- Community Impact: For nearly five decades, the Packard Foundation funded a wide range of agencies, projects, and programs that enhanced the lives of the people in Pueblo County.
- Children (ages prenatal to 8)
- Young children reach their developmental potential and are ready to succeed in school and in life.
- Environments that impact children (home, neighborhood, programs, school) are safe, stable, and supportive.
- Adults are knowledgeable, responsive, and interact effectively with and on behalf of children.
- Youth (ages 9 to 18)
- Youth have strong, positive, stable connections to family, peers, school, supportive adults, and community.
- Youth have the skills and support needed to handle stress, manage emotions, and tackle everyday challenges.
- Youth are equipped to make informed decisions about their relationships and sexual health.
- Families have safe, stable, affordable housing.
- Families have equitable access to the nutritious food needed to thrive and reach their full potential.
- Families have the support and resources needed to earn a self-sufficient wage.
- Community Impact grant requests are not to exceed $25,000.
- The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo will consider applications from organizations that benefit Pueblo County and are:
- Charitable nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service; or
- Tax-supported institutions including state and local governments and schools.
New or emerging organizations are permitted to apply through a tax-exempt organization acting as fiscal agent. The most common type of fiscal agent arrangement is between a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and a non-tax-exempt group. The fiscal agent has the ultimate authority and responsibility to see that the funds are used for the purpose intended; it cannot simply be a pass-through organization.
- Grants to individuals
- Debt retirement
- Building endowments or reserve funds
- Capital campaigns
- Membership campaigns
- Events or conferences
- Individual financial assistance programs
- Grants for academic research
- Anti-abortion efforts
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Financial support for political candidates
- For profit entities
For more information, visit https://caringforcolorado.org/grants/packard-fund-for-pueblo-grants/