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Grant Guidelines

Only requests from rural schools, school districts, teacher, and BOCES in Colorado will be considered.

  • Questions on eligibility? Please refer to the Colorado Department of Education definition of rural schools and school districts.

Priority will be given to schools/districts and programs serving lower-income communities.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $30,000 USD*.

Applicants must apply each year for new funding.

Each project may receive grant funds for up to three consecutive years, at which point grantees must wait one year to re-apply for additional funds.

Our funding priority is K-12 programs/projects that will directly impact students.

The Nathan Yip Foundation DOES NOT fund:

  • The purchase, lease, or renovation of real property including buildings, land, or other physical spaces (other capital requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Salaries
  • Student scholarships and tuition support
  • Non-rural organizations/schools/entities (i.e. 3rd party private or non-profit service/program providers)
  • Special events or fundraisers
  • Legislative action
  • Endowments or loan requests

Please email with any questions.