Edson Foundation

History and Funding Focus

Edson Foundation

  • The Edson Foundation was created in 2006 by Al Edson.
  • Historically, this has been a competitive grants process with a review committee comprised of appointed members according to Al Edson’s wishes.
  • The focus of this funding is for youth overcoming challenges through innovations and self-determination.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving El Paso or Teller Counties.

Guidelines and Timeline

  • Deadline: TBD
  • More information will be made available in March 2018
  • Focus on youth development organizations
  • Program specific funding only

Check back soon for more information

Updates coming in March 2018

Online Application

Required Information

Generally, when being considered for a grant, these are the items that will be requested.

  • Organization contact information and one-paragraph history
  • Key personnel and their brief qualifications
  • Amount requested
  • List of other recent grants received and grant applications pending
  • List of Board of Directors and their principal occupations
  • Copy of IRS tax-exempt letter
  • Names, titles, and phone/email for three professionals (not board or staff) who can serve as references for the work of your organization
  • Current fiscal year-to-date balance sheet
  • Signature of either Executive Director or Board Chair certifying that this grant application has been approved for submission by the Board of Directors Required Financial Information
  • Current fiscal year-to-date actual income and actual expenses compared to board-approved budget PPCF reserves the right to request additional information such as the 990 IRS tax return or most recent audit/financial review

For more information on the Edson Foundation, contact Eula Tatman at 719-389-1251, or email