2020 Application Deadlines
Project Support II - deadline January 7, 2020, grant application will open November 5, 2019. NOTE, there will not be a June Project Support II funding cycle.
Project Support - deadline March 10, 2020, grant application will open January 14, 2020. This is one month earlier than it was in 2019.
Organizational Support - deadline is April 7, 2020, grant application will open February 4, 2020.
For more detailed information, please refer to the updated Fort Fund guidelines:
If you have any questions regarding Fort Fund you can contact bGlydmluZUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or call (970) 416-4225.
All applications must be submitted online through ZoomGrants and must be completed by the date and time listed as the deadline.
Applications may be submitted at your earliest convenience, with applications being available approximately two months prior to the session's deadline. Please review the Guidelines and remember that your event may not occur earlier than 60 days after the application deadline. Late applications will not be reviewed.
Fort Fund will only accept one application per organization per funding tier.
The Fort Fund grant program supports arts and cultural events that enrich the creative vitality of the community, promote local heritage and diversity, provide opportunities for arts and cultural participation, help promote Fort Collins as a cultural center and tourist destination, and promote the health and well-being of all residents and visitors.
Established in 1989, the program distributes lodging tax revenues deposited in the City’s Cultural Development and Programming Account and the Tourism Programming Account in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-244 of the City Code. There are three funding categories. Local non-profit organizations may apply to Fort Fund for cultural and/or tourism event support. The Cultural Resources Board is authorized to review grant applications based on approved guidelines and make recommendations for Fort Fund grants to City Council, pursuant to Section 2-203(2) of the City Code.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Fort Fund guidelines: https://www.fcgov.com/fortfund/pdf/fort-fund-guidelines.pdf.