Packard Focus Areas

Community Impact

Our Focus

For nearly five decades, the Packard Foundation funded a wide range of agencies, projects, and programs that enhanced the lives of the people in Pueblo County. Community Impact grants honor this legacy and aim to
be responsive to changing community needs and priorities.

What We Fund

Grant applications submitted under the Community Impact grants aim to be responsive to changing community needs and priorities in the areas of:

  • art, history, and culture
  • education
  • the environment
  • human services
  • mental health
  • senior services

More information

While there are no specific funding priorities, preference will be given to organizations located in Pueblo County and requests that are guided by community voice, culturally responsive, focus on equity, and best demonstrate community need and impact.

Organizations who are awarded grants in the Children, Youth, and Families focus area are not eligible to apply for Community Impact funds during the same calendar year. 

Community Impact grant requests are not to exceed $25,000.

Ineligible requests:
What we will not fund

  • Grants to individuals
  • Scholarships
  • Debt retirement
  • Building endowments or reserve funds
  • Capital campaigns
  • Membership campaigns
  • Events or conference 
  • Individual financial assistance programs
  • Grants for academic research
  • Anti-abortion efforts
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Financial support for political candidates
  • For profit entities

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