GRANTS

Gerald Erikson Trust


Focus: Blind and visually impaired

The Gerald Erikson Trust focuses solely on supporting nonprofits serving the blind and visually impaired. Historically, this has been a competitive grant application process. In 2018, PPCF will proactively seek out compelling projects serving this particular field in the Pikes Peak region.

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 field of interest fund where grantees are designated for funding with recommendations coming from PPCF Trustees and staff.
  • The focus of this funding is specific to programs and projects that serve the blind and visually impaired in the Pikes Peak region.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the state of Colorado.

Guidelines and Timeline

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Maximum Grant: $15,000
  • Focus on organizations serving the blind and visually impaired.
  • Program or project specific funding only. No general operating support.
  • Funding decisions made by Staff and Trustees. Request a meeting to share more about your particular project.
TAKE ACTION

Contact Us

Please call or email Eula Tatman, Grants Officer, to share more about your specific project. If it seems like a good fit, a site visit or in-person meeting may be requested.

Set up a Meeting

Required Information

Please call or email Eula Tatman to determine if your program or project is a good fit. If it is, you will be asked to provide 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
  • Current fiscal year-to-date balance sheet
  • Current year-to-date and prior year income statement
  • Program or project budget
  • Organizational strategic plan
  • Explanation of project or program with desired outcomes

To learn more about the Gerald Erikson Trust contact Eula Tatman at 719-389-1251, or email etatman@ppcf.org