Grants

Grantmaking lies at the core of the foundation’s work. The Pikes Peak region is home to incredible art, and it is a distinct privilege to support the work of the artists and arts organizations that enrich our community through creativity.
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Grant Seekers


We make the process of a applying for a grant simple and straightforward. Find out how you can apply today and start creating beauty in our community.

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    Learn

    Applying for a grant can seem like a daunting process—but we’re here to help. Read through our informational PDF to get yourself better acquainted. Download Application Information »

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    Ask

    Please feel free to contact the foundation with any questions about the grant application process. All first time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the foundation before submitting an application. Call or Contact »

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    Apply

    Ready to apply? Download, fill out, and submit your grant application for consideration. Grant applications are accepted year-round and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Download Application »

Grantees


You did it! You are now a part of Bee’s long legacy of fostered art and culture in the Pikes Peak region. There are just a few more things to put on your to-do list before you’re done, though.

Last Step!

For grant recipients, please use the following link to download a final report form. Not all grants require a final report and the grant award letter will contain more detailed information regarding specific reporting requirements.

Download Report Form

Recognition

The foundation generally requests recognition at a level the grantee feels is appropriate. When acknowledging the foundation, please use the full name of “Bee Vradenburg Foundation” (not just “Vradenburg Foundation”). Use the link below to download a foundation logo for use on printed materials, websites, or e-blasts. For display ads within programs, please contact the foundation at least two weeks in advance in order to allow us time to prepare a properly sized, customized ad.

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Challenge Grants

If you have received a challenge grant, we want to ensure the success of your challenge. It is highly effective when a personal communication from the foundation is included in your fundraising letter to stakeholders. Please reach out in advance of preparing your fundraising campaign and we will be happy to supply a personal note encouraging support for your organization. A representative from the foundation is also happy to speak at your fundraising events to encourage support.

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Grant FAQs


Applications must be received by January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1. We’ll let you know the outcome of the grant request shortly thereafter (usually within six weeks). For more information, download the Grant Application Information PDF.
Unfortunately we are only able to fund nonprofit organizations, or programs operating under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)3 nonprofit. For more information on eligibility, download the Grant Application Information PDF.
In general, we prefer to fund nonprofit arts organizations working in schools. Please contact the foundation by phone or email if you would like more information on this.
Our grants vary in size from $1,000 to $15,000. Organizations with annual revenue less than $50,000 are eligible to apply for up to $2,500. Organizations with budgets over $50,000 are eligible to apply for up to $15,000. In general, most grants awards are less than $10,000. For more information, please contact the foundation to determine an appropriate amount of funding to request.
Yes, the foundation will consider applications that serve the residents and visitors of El Paso and Teller Counties
Yes. Please contact the foundation before applying for a capital grant to determine eligibility.
No problem, just contact the foundation with your updates and together we’ll determine the best course of action.
If your question is not answered above, please download the Grant Application Information PDF which contains more details on our funding process, or contact the foundation directly.