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 statement, they 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 opens each year in November, listing each classroom’s mission statement. Local nonprofits are welcome to submit an application to any classroom with mission alignment.

The 2021-2022 Give Next grant application is now open. The application period closes on Dec. 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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Give Next Kickoff Day

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

Nonprofits can apply to represent their organization at either a booth in the nonprofit fair or presenting in a nonprofit workshop during Give Next Kickoff Day.

Students will leave the event with:

  • Greater awareness and understanding of 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

Give Next Kickoff Day is held annually in October. 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 2020-2021 Give Next Grant Recipients:

Students awarded a total of $105,204 to 36 Larimer County nonprofit organizations, $100,000 of those dollars were provided by Give Next classroom donors, $5,204 was raised by Give Next students, leveraging the impact of donor dollars.

Poudre School District

Boltz Middle School
ChildSafe Colorado
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Cache La Poudre Middle IB World School
United Way of Larimer County
American Red Cross of Northern Colorado
Fort Collins High School
FoCo Café
Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club
Homeward Alliance
The Nappie Project
Fossil Ridge High School
Alternatives to Violence
Ashley Doolittle Foundation
Crossroads Safehouse
Kinard Core Knowledge School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Alternatives to Violence
La Cocina
Lesher Middle IB World School
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Center for Family Outreach
La Cocina
Partners
Lincoln Middle IB World School
FoCo Café
Food Bank for Larimer County
Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
Fort Collins Rescue Mission
Homeward Alliance
Outreach Fort Collins
Poudre Community Academy
Canyon Concert Ballet
Center for Family Outreach
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Poudre High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Center for Family Outreach
Partners
Preston Middle School
Foothills Gateway
Hearts & Horses
Respite Care
PSD Global Academy
Hearts & Horses
Respite Care
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center
The Quarter Project of Northern Colorado
Rocky Mountain High School
CARE Housing
FoCo Café
Healing Warriors Program
Wellington Middle School
Healing Warriors Program
La Cocina
Light of the Rockies Christian Counseling Center

Thompson School District

Berthoud High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Healing Warriors Program
Hearts & Horses
La Cocina
Sounds Affects Music
High Plains School
CASA of Larimer County
Hearts & Horses
LAUNCH: Community Through Skateboarding
Partners
Loveland High School
CARE Housing
FoCo Café
Outreach Fort Collins
Mountain View High School
FoCo Café
Food Bank for Larimer County
Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club
Fort Collins Rescue Mission
Sproutin’ Up Corporation
Thompson Valley High School
3Hopeful Hearts
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Turner Middle School
AAlliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
CASA of Larimer County
The Avery Center
Walt Clark Middle School
3Hopeful Hearts
UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation

Grand Total: $105,204