Fund for the Arts

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

Fund for the Arts

  • Fund for the Arts was created in 2005 as a collaborative approach to raise more dollars for arts organizations in the Pikes Peak region. Many individuals have contributed to the fund as well as the estate of Edith E. Ellyas.
  • The focus of this funding is broad based but must serve arts organizations in the Pikes Peak region.
  • Organizations must be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit serving El Paso or Teller Counties.

Guidelines and Timeline

  • Deadline: TBD
  • Maximum request: $5,000
  • Focus on arts organizations
  • Program specific funding only
  • Funding decisions: TBD

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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