Edson Foundation

History and Funding Focus

Edson Foundation

  • The Edson Foundation was created in 2006 by Al Edson.
  • This is 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 development.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving El Paso or Teller Counties.

Guidelines and Timeline

  • Deadline: May 1 and September 1, 2017
  • Maximum request: $20,000
  • Focus on youth development organizations
  • Program specific funding only
  • Funding decisions made by August 1 and December 1.

Apply for a grant

If your organization fits the priorities listed here, you may submit an application through our online grant application portal.

Online Application

Required Information

To prepare for the online grant application, you will want to have the following information available as outlined below.

  • 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

If you have trouble accessing the online application, contact Eula Tatman at 719-389-1251, or email