Gerald Erikson Fund

History and Funding Focus

Erikson Fund

  • The Erikson Fund was created in 2001 in honor of Gerald Erikson who cared deeply about the challenges facing the blind and visually impaired.
  • This is a competitive grants process with a review committee comprised of PPCF Trustees and staff, as well as general community members.
  • The focus of this funding is specific to programs and projects that serve the blind and visually impaired in Colorado.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the state of Colorado.

Guidelines and Timeline

  • Deadline: TBD for 2017
  • Maximum request: $5,000
  • Focus on organizations serving the blind and visually impaired.
  • Program specific funding only
  • Funding decisions made by TBD

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