Funding Your Program

As a program provider seeking funding, we encourage you to think creatively about local resources and to visit this page frequently for new state and national funding opportunities.

CAP is pleased to provide this list of opportunities to seek funding to support afterschool and summer programs from private foundations, businesses, and public funding at the local, state and federal level.

Colorado Funding Sources

Colorado Department of Education

21st Century Community Learning Center Grants. The only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to afterschool programs, the 21st CCLC program is a federal grant program for afterschool and summer program managed in our state by the Colorado Department of Education.

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Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program

This statutory program provides funding to local organizations that work with youth and their families through programs designed to prevent youth crime and violence, youth marijuana use, and child abuse and neglect.

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The PeyBack Foundation

Created by Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning, the foundation awards grants of up to $10,000 for youth development programs in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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Community First Foundation
Daniels Fund
The Denver Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
The Colorado Health Foundation
Kaiser Permanente

National Funding Sources

Foundation Center

A one-stop shop for funding opportunities, tools and resources focused on fundraising and grant writing.

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The Afterschool Corporation

Provides the expanded learning time field, and all those who work with young people, with the latest public and private funding information, including ongoing funding sources as well as time-sensitive RFPs.

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Afterschool Alliance

Maintains a searchable funding database for opportunities for afterschool programs.

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Grants.gov

Focused on improving access to services via the Internet. It is currently the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by 26 Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities.

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General Funding Information

Afterschool Alliance: Funding and Sustainability
Afterschool Alliance: Marketing Afterschool
GrantsAlert

Helps non-profits, especially those involved in education, secure funds to continue their work.

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