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.
2024 Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application
Nonprofit human service agencies and housing authorities in Boulder County may apply for capital funds through Boulder County’s 2024 Worthy Cause pool funding process now through Aug. 23, 2023. View the Requests for Funding for more information. Applications are only accepted online at 2024 Worthy Cause IV Applications.
Important dates to note:
- July 10, 2023 – Submit questions via Forms at 2024 Worthy Cause Questions.
- July 12, 2023 – Attend the Q&A with Community Partners. Register for the zoom meeting at Register for the Worthy Cause Q&A with Community Partners.
- August 23, 2023 at 4:30pm – Application process with close. Late applications will not be accepted.
For more information about Worthy Cause, please contact Carlene Okiyama at email@example.com 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.