Please Note - Bright Mountain Foundation (BMF) is currently not accepting letters of inquiry.
The Bright Mountain Foundation's goals, objectives, and grantmaking programs have evolved in response to community needs, donor vision, and organizational development. The mission and goal of the foundation is to promote the well-being of the most vulnerable people in Colorado through effective philanthropy. The foundation has identified the most vulnerable people for the purposes of its funding priorities as children and youth between 6-18 years old who are at risk for, or are living with, mental health issues; people at risk for, or living with, HIV/AIDs; and seniors lacking adequate support to maintain their independence and quality of life.
BMF largely focuses on programs that serve low-income or otherwise disadvantaged populations. BMF funds statewide, allocating at least 1/3 of its annual giving to areas outside the urban corridor. BMF funding is limited to direct services unless approved prior to grant submission by BMF staff. Successful applicants show strong alignment with BMF's priorities, are able to demonstrate measurable impact of their programs, operate collaboratively to the benefit of their constituents, and exhibit sound fiscal management.
The Bright Mountain Foundation at this time is not accepting LOI or grant proposals. Please check back October 2011.
Please see Application, Eligibility/Guidelines, Timeline & Deadlines, and Grantmaking Focus for information on who should apply and how.
The Foundation’s geographic focus is limited to the state of Colorado.
Size and Nature of the Grants:
The Foundation funds grants from $1,000 - $5,000. Average grant size is approximately $4,000. Grants are usually for one year, but recipients may reapply for funds in the next fiscal year for up to three consecutive years. After receiving three consecutive grants, an organization is required to sit out for one year before reapplying. The Foundation funds direct service programs that can measure positive impact.
»» Grantmaking Focus for Seniors/Elders:
»» Grantmaking Focus for People Living with HIV/AIDS:
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