What is GrantCorps?

GrantCorps provides information, training, and technical support to nonprofits across Colorado in grant development and management so that funding gets to the organizations that need it most. All GrantCorps services are provided at no cost to eligible organizations. We support small, rural, and systemically marginalized communities, as well as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led organizations so they can more equitably access private and government grant funding.

Our goals are to:

  • Increase the amount of grant funds awarded to small, rural, and systemically marginalized communities
  • Provide robust, accessible, and free grant training opportunities to eligible nonprofits
  • Provide free grant coaching and consultation services to eligible nonprofits such as drafting, reviewing, and submitting grant applications and reports

Are you eligible?

Are you a Colorado-based initiative or organization connected to workforce development, looking for support in grant seeking, development, and management?

  • Do you work in an organization that is BIPOC-led and is serving BIPOC communities?
  • Are you located in a rural community?
  • Is your annual budget less than $1M?
  • Do you currently experience challenges accessing private and government grant funding?

If ANY of this sounds like you, please complete this interest form and we will follow up with you!

Join Our Team!

Member Duties: The GrantCorps VISTA will: 1) Gain skills and receive training in grant writing for nonprofits and community organizations 2) Develop templates and tools for the nonprofit organizations to utilize in future grant applications 3) Plan and initiate potential opportunities for program, project, and organizational evaluation to better meet the needs of more grant applications 4) Collaborate with their supervisor and partner organizations to draft, review, and edit grant narratives and grant reports 5) Leverage relationships with funders and front range funding entities to increase access for rural and BIPOC-led nonprofits 6) Apply for diverse funding opportunities to ensure long term sustainability 7) Utilize CRC’s collection of statewide funding data to make recommendations for organizations 8) Engage collaboratively with other GC VISTAs to create grant tracking and CRM systems, developing recommendations for CRC and partner organizations to effectively utilize these tools. 

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, $250 Housing Assistance, Training, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance. 

Terms: Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours. 

Apply here!

Member Duties: The GrantCorps VISTA will: 1) Use CRC’s Colorado Grants Guide (CGG) and other platforms to identify funding opportunities, deadlines, and key donor details and develop customized recommendations for rural nonprofits 2) Provide orientation to those using the CGG to help them navigate the tool 3) Plan and initiate an outreach campaign 3) Collaborate with their supervisor and partner organizations to draft, review, and edit grant narratives and grant reports 4) Improve efforts to engage statewide funders and nonprofits in research on effective grant application and reporting tools 5) Research diverse funding opportunities 6) Implement updates and expansions of CGG profiles and content 7) Utilize CRC’s collection of statewide funding data to make recommendations for organizations in rural communities 8) Engage with grant tracking and CRM systems, developing recommendations for CRC and partner organizations to effectively utilize these tools. 

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, $250 Housing Assistance, Training, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance. 

Terms: Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours. 

Apply here!

Have questions?

Contact GrantCorps Staff

Katy Pepinsky, Director of GrantCorps: email hidden; JavaScript is required, tel: 720.885.9889. Ella habla español.

Helpful Links

State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) Info Session: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, national, state, and local governments are being charged with supporting communities in their response and recovery. The State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, or SLFRF, is one mechanism that is directing funds to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from COVID-19. In tomorrow’s session we will cover the offerings, eligibility, and requirements of the State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) as well as resources to assist nonprofit organizations with limited fund development capacity to seek and apply for these government grants.

Colorado Grants Guide: developed by the Community Resource Center (CRC), is the state’s leading online resource for funding research. This database contains hundreds of profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, government agencies and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofits. These profiles are updated regularly, so as to always provide the most relevant information available.

Upcoming Trainings and Information Sessions

October 2022

GrantCorps Info Session

October 3 | 3PM | Zoom 

State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Application & Reporting Process Information Session

October 17 | 3PM | Zoom 

November 2022

Get Grants

November 8 | 9-12PM | Zoom 

November 10 | 9-12PM | Zoom 

December 2022

Government Grant Development

December 8 | 9-12PM | Zoom 

2022 Funders of GrantCorps