Pueblo, Colorado is the birthplace of David Packard and where he spent a significant portion of his childhood. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has a 40-year history of broad-based community support in Pueblo. The goal of the work is for Pueblo to be a strong and vibrant place where residents can access the resources and opportunities they need to stay well, thrive, explore and grow.
Through an innovative approach, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has partnered with the Caring for Colorado Foundation to strengthen its grantmaking efforts in Pueblo. Additionally, the Foundation has established a donor-advised fund with the Denver Foundation, the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo, through which grant awards will be made.
The Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo will support a wide range of agencies, projects and programs that enhance the lives of Pueblo’s children and families and the community as a whole. While there is no limit to the number of issues that are considered within the context of community, the work always complements or supports the issues its founders cared most about – the environment, children and family support, and access to reproductive health.
The average grant size in Pueblo is $25,000 over a two-year term. Our funding in Pueblo County casts a wide net for support of projects and programs that serve the community.
- Preference is given to grantees that are located in and directly serving the Pueblo community.
- We look for evidence of partnership among and between the agencies we fund and seek to support networks of effective collaborations whenever possible.
- We tailor the kind of support most useful to each grantee, providing primarily program and operational support. Proposals are reviewed and recommended by a local Advisory Board that is comprised of Pueblo residents, with the assistance of Pueblo-based foundation staff. Grants are executed through a partnership with the Caring for Colorado Foundation.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s longstanding commitment to the Pueblo community has contributed to the community in a variety of ways including support for open space development, economic development, senior services, housing, teen and unintended pregnancy prevention, arts, culture, child care and youth development.
We encourage interested applicants to contact Randy Evetts, Senior Program Officer or Linda Lazzarini, Program Assistant for more information and questions regarding the grant process at 719-566-7841 or by e-mail, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.