Investing in outstanding nonprofit organizations
in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

Funding Areas

Daniels Fund Grants Program

Bill Daniels in the front plaza of the Daniels Fund
Bronze sculpture by Ken Bunn

The Daniels Fund Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as select programs with national impact.

Below are the funding areas eligible for grants from the Daniels Fund, and our funding goals for each.












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Assist older adults in achieving maximum independence and quality of life.

A L C O H O L I S M   &   S U B S T A N C E   A B U S E

Assist youth and adults with alcohol and substance abuse challenges in achieving and maintaining stability.

A M A T E U R   S P O R T S

Expand opportunities for participation in quality youth sports programs that foster sportsmanship, confidence, discipline, and teamwork. Expand opportunities for national and international amateur sports competition.


Assist individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and their families in achieving and maintaining independence and quality of life.

E A R L Y   C H I L D H O O D   E D U C A T I O N

Improve the quality of the early childhood education system to ensure school readiness.

K - 1 2   E D U C A T I O N   R E F O R M

Improve the quality of the K-12 education system to ensure increased student achievement.

E T H I C S   &   I N T E G R I T Y   I N   E D U C A T I O N

Improve the quality of ethics curriculum to foster leadership through principle-based ethics.

H O M E L E S S   &   D I S A D V A N T A G E D

Assist homeless individuals and families in achieving and maintaining self sufficiency.

Y O U T H   D E V E L O P M E N T

Provide opportunities for youth to develop character and gain the necessary life skills to become successful adults.

Thank you for your interest in the Daniels Fund Grants Program. We encourage nonprofit organizations whose work aligns with our funding areas and goals to apply for funding.

The Daniels Fund receives many more requests than can be funded. We make every effort to be as effective as possible in awarding grants for distribution.