Nonprofit Opportunities


Nonprofits have the opportunity to interact with Give Next students in various ways throughout the program; including participating in Give Next Kickoff Day, hosting or making visits, providing volunteer opportunities, receiving grants, and attending award ceremonies.

Apply for a Grant

After Give Next Kickoff Day, students identify as a group, a single most important issue and develop a mission statement. In the fall, classrooms accept applications for Give Next grants from nonprofits providing services in Larimer County. Nonprofits are notified of award determinations that following spring.

There are two ways that nonprofits can apply for Give Next grants.

  1. By invitation. Once Give Next classrooms have created their mission statements, each will research and reach out to local nonprofits related to their mission. Through this process, Give Next classrooms may invite relevant nonprofits to apply for funding.
  2. Unsolicited grant application. Nonprofits providing services in Larimer County that are aligned with a Give Next classroom’s mission may apply for funding. The online application listing each classroom’s mission statements opens each year in November. Local nonprofits are welcome to submit an application to any classroom with mission alignment.

The 2022-2023 Give Next grant application is now open. The application period closes on Sunday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m.

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Give Next Kickoff Day

Give Next Kickoff Day is the official start of the program for students. Held annually in the Fall, it is a one day mini-conference for the Larimer County (Estes Park, Poudre, and Thompson School Districts) middle and high school Give Next students. Students hear from inspiring speakers, meet, and learn from local nonprofit staff, and participate in a career/post-secondary panel.

Nonprofits who wish to participate either at a booth in the nonprofit fair or by hosting a workshop at the event can sign up for our mailing list.

Students will leave the event with:

  • Greater awareness and understanding of complex community issues
  • Knowledge of how nonprofits and individuals work together to address these issues
  • Opportunities for service and community connections
  • Understanding of what they have to offer their community

To learn how to participate in Give Next Kickoff Day, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970.221.2636.


Full List of 2021-2022 Give Next Grant Recipients:

Students awarded a total of $151,725 to 47 Larimer County nonprofit organizations, $130,000 of those dollars were provided by Give Next classroom donors, $21,725 was raised by Give Next students, leveraging the impact of donor dollars.

Estes Park School District

Estes Park High School
Estes Park Learning Place
EVICS Family Resource Center
La Cocina
Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center

Poudre School District

Blevins Middle School
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Boltz Middle School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Hearts & Horses
Cache La Poudre Middle IB World School
3Hopeful Hearts
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
CASA of Larimer County
Centennial High School
Vindeket Foods
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Fort Collins High School
Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Vindeket Foods
Fossil Ridge High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Healing Warriors Program
Kinard Core Knowledge School
Family Housing Network of Fort Collins
FoCo Cafe
Food Bank for Larimer County
Lesher Middle IB World School
Intercultural Community Builders
La Cocina
Lincoln Middle IB World School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Food Bank for Larimer County
Homeward Alliance
Larimer County Partners, Inc.
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center
Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
ChildSafe Colorado
Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC)
Poudre Community Academy
Alternatives to Violence
Canyon Concert Ballet
Center for Family Outreach
Dance Express
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Foundation Music School
Sound Affects Music
Poudre High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Crossroads Safehouse
Neighbor to Neighbor
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center
Preston Middle School
Healing Warriors Program
No Barriers
Stillwater Ranch
PSD Global Academy
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
ChildSafe Colorado
Hearts & Horses
LAUNCH: Community Through Skateboarding
Rocky Mountain High School
FoCo Café
Food Bank for Larimer County
Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club
Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County
McBackpack, Inc.
Sproutin' Up Corporation
Vindeket Foods
Wellington Middle School
RamStrength (Lubick Foundation)

Thompson School District

Berthoud High School
CASA of Larimer County
Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County
Hide in Plain Sight
Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC)
Live the Victory dba The Matthews House
High Plains School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
ChildSafe Colorado
Healing Warriors Program
Loveland High School
Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Vindeket Foods
Lucile Erwin Middle School
3Hopeful Hearts
ChildSafe Colorado
Mountain View High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Heart J Center for Experiential Learning at Sylvan Dale Ranch
Hearts & Horses
LAUNCH: Community Through Skateboarding
Riverview PK-8 School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Alternatives to Violence
ChildSafe Colorado
Larimer County Partners, Inc.
Thompson Valley High School
CARE Housing
Homeward Alliance
House of Neighborly Service
Turner Middle School
Alternatives to Violence
ChildSafe Colorado
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Walt Clark Middle School
Crossroads Safehouse
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
The Avery Center

Grand Total: $151,725