Gerald Erikson Fund

Community Grants Update

Over the course of 2017, we are taking time to receive input from a variety of stakeholders regarding our competitive grants process. As of June 1, 2017 we will no longer be accepting grant applications for the remainder of the year as we evaluate our process and strategic approach. Please reach out with any questions that you may have regarding this process. We will have a full update to the community in November 2017.

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 Colorado.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the state of Colorado.


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

Check Back Soon

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

2018 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