Goodwill Fund Grant

Human Services and Aging Commission

Goodwill Fund 2017 Application Process

Overview
The Town of Lyons is proud to present our new 2017 Goodwill Fund to support human services in the Town of Lyons and the surrounding area. The priority of the Goodwill fund is to assist nonprofit organizations that help low-income individuals and families in the Lyons area meet their basic needs. Applications for funding from the Goodwill fund are accepted June 1 through June 30.

Examples of human service programs include Meals on Wheels, health-related services, at-risk youth support, senior services, childcare assistance, nutritional support, transportation, and programs that assist with other necessary expenses to help households maintain housing, medical care, and utilities.

For the 2017 grant cycle, $8,000 total is available for the Goodwill Fund. All funds will be distributed to nonprofit organizations. The Town of Lyons Human Services and Aging Commission will coordinate the Goodwill fund and determine the amounts distributed to applicants on a case by case basis.


Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
•The organization applying must provide human services or conduct the proposed activities within the Town of Lyons area (80540 zip code) for the benefit of the Lyons Community.
•Grantees must be currently recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an entity described in Section 501(c)3 or 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“the Code”). Groups or organizations that do not have such designation may only apply in partnership with and IRS-qualified entity.
•The Town of Lyons accepts proposals for specific projects and programs, not for general operating support.
•The Town of Lyons does not make grants to organizations where grant money would be used to advance a particular political or religious doctrine.

Grant Application
1.The Town of Lyons is using the Colorado Common Grant Application http://crcamerica.org/common-grant-application/. Please submit applications via email, all in one attachment, to Lori LeGault, Town of Lyons staff liaison to the Human Services and Aging Commission. For questions please contact Lori LeGault at llegault@townoflyons.com , 303-823-8250 ext.30
2.Provide the following information with your application:
•Who in the Lyons area will be served, including the approximate number of people served.
•A summary and timeline that lists the order of planned activities and services your organization will provide in the Lyons area with these grant funds.
•Concluding the use of the grant funds, you are required to submit a summary of how the funds were used no later than March 31, 2018.

Goodwill Fund Grant PDF