During the 2017 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the .05% Worthy Cause sales tax with 79% of the vote. The 15-year initiative allocates a portion of sales tax revenue to Boulder County nonprofit human service agencies for capital projects, including the purchase of land or buildings, construction, renovation, or debt reduction. To find out more about investments made through the Worthy Cause sales tax, view or download the Worthy Cause program report.
Worthy Cause sales tax revenues include a pool of funds to be allocated through a competitive grant process. Each year, the Boulder County Commissioners seek Capital Funding or Capital Concept Requests from qualified nonprofit human services agencies for Worthy Cause pool funds.
2023 Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application
The 2023 Worthy Cause IV Pool Fund Request is currently open. To learn more about the Worthy Cause application process, view the Solicitation for Requests for Funding for Capital Projects.
- Solicitation for Requests for Funding
- How to apply technical guide
- Sample Funding Agreement and Exhibits
- Application website
Some dates to note:
- Application closes on August 19, 2022
- Review process takes place Fall 2022
- Notification of Awards will be sent in early December 2022
If you would like more information about Worthy Cause, please contact Carlene Okiyama at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-564-2838.
Worthy cause funds must be allocated to local human services nonprofit organizations or housing authorities for use in capital projects, including building purchase, remodeling and/or debt reduction.* Through this tax, Boulder County’s taxpayers helped fund the nonprofits listed below.
*Debt reduction refers to payments toward capital debts such as mortgages and loans for construction/renovation.
See the tables below for a list of agencies that have received Worthy Cause funding by year.