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Fort Collins Utilities Community Sponsorships#

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Fort Collins Utilities provides in-kind and cash sponsorship opportunities up to $1,500 for non-profit and government organizations supporting the Fort Collins community.

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To be considered, the sponsorship opportunity must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be hosted by and benefit a 501(c)(3), educational or governmental organization.
  2. Directly benefit community members in the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA).
  3. Include an educational component about services provided or community need(s) met by the sponsored organization.
  4. Align with one or more of the following Fort Collins Utilities priorities:
    • Energy Efficiency 
    • Renewable Energy 
    • Distributed Energy Resources 
    • Beneficial Electrification 
    • Water Conservation
    • Drinking Water Quality 
    • Stormwater Quality
    • Low Impact Development 
    • Watershed Recovery 
    • Post-Wildfire Flooding 
    • Flood Awareness 
    • Flood Mitigation 
    • River Health 
    • Climate Action (related to water, stormwater and electric)  
    • Utility Affordability 
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education 
    • Careers in Utilities and STEM 
    • Use of Art to promote Utilities and STEM 
    • Digital Access  
    • Digital Inclusion 
    • Digital & Technological Literacy 
  5. Submit the sponsorship application in accordance to the following schedule:
Date of Opportunity Apply By

April 1-June 30

Feb. 28

July 1-Sept. 30

May 31

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Aug. 31

Jan. 1-March 31

Nov. 30

 

Utilities will not consider requests for: 

  • Sponsorship opportunities that do not meet all eligibility requirements 
  • Political campaigns and/or legislative lobbying efforts 
  • Reproductive choice advocacy groups 
  • Direct support for individuals 
  • You may not save your application and return later. We recommend you review and prepare answers to the application questions in advance of the online application to avoid losing your work. (PDF of the Application Questions)
  • All applications must be submitted through the online portal. Emailed submission will not be accepted. 
  • Applications will be reviewed four times per year (immediately following the "apply by" date). 
  • Award notification will be sent within 21 days of the “apply by” date. Communications will come from utilities_sponsorships@fcgov.com

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Date of Opportunity Apply By

April 1-June 30

Feb. 28

July 1-Sept. 30

May 31

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Aug. 31

Jan. 1-March 31

Nov. 30

 

I don’t believe we meet the requirements for a Utilities Sponsorship. Where else could I request funding from the City? 

  • Education transportation funding: Fort Collins Utilities offers funding to subsidize the cost of transportation for school and community youth groups traveling to Utilities-hosted programs. 
  • Fort Fund: Fort Fund grants support arts and cultural events that enrich the creative vitality of the community, promote local heritage and diversity, and provide opportunities for arts and cultural participation. 

Can I save the application and complete it later?

There is no guarantee your information will be saved, especially if you've recently cleared your history, cache or cookies. Here is a list of the questions if you'd like to prepare your answers beforehand. Once you're ready to apply, click the button below to go to the application. 

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What types of sponsorship are offered? 

There are multiple ways we may be able to sponsor your organization, including: 

  • An expert to speak, educate or otherwise contribute to your initiative.  
  • Small giveaways (high quantity of $1-$5 items) 
  • Door prizes (medium quantity of $10-$20 items) 
  • Silent Auction items (low quantity of $25-$50 items)  
  • Cash (up to $1,500) 

What if I need technical support? 

Email utilities_sponsorships@fcgov.com or call 970-221-6847 for technical support 


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