Community Contribution Program

Each year the Parker Town Council considers funding requests from non-profit organizations that serve Parker residents. Contributions are awarded during the budget process and must address an existing need in the community, a demonstrated gap in service, or support a Town of Parker Strategic Goal. 

Please note that the funding in recent years has been limited and requests may exceed the funds available. Applications are due on August 27, 2021 with Council approval in November or December 2021. Funds will be available January 2022. 

Please note, previous year funding levels may not be available in 2021 due to the budget impacts of Covid19. 

The Community Contributions Award Committee will review applications based on the following objectives and criteria: 

Objectives of the Town of Parker Community Contributions Program

  • Build relationships and allow the Town of Parker to partner with community agencies to support shared outcomes.
  • Provide the opportunity for our community to identify and respond to local issues, concerns and priorities that align with our priorities and strategic goals.
  • Build community capacity and empower the community to take an active role in improving their quality of life.
  • Foster community involvement and participation.

Review and Eligibility Criteria 

  • Organizations must be located within, or offer programs designed to directly benefit the Parker community. 
  • Contributions should be requested for specific programs, activities and/or events that directly enhance the Parker community.
  • The application must address an existing need, demonstrated gap in service or support a strategic goal.
  • Applicants must have no outstanding debts to the Town of Parker and be in good standing.
  • Funds may not be used for administrative salaries.
  • Application shall be submitted by the due date. 
  • The application is in a fillable format. To assure legibility, please no handwritten applications. 
  • Applications that are not completed in full will not be considered. 
  • Fund requests may not exceed the previous year’s award amount.
  • Contributions are limited to available funding.

Application Process

Nonprofits will be required to submit a Community Contributions Application for Annual Funding to be considered for funding. Nonprofits shall meet application guidelines and submit all documents outlined in the application. The application shall be submitted by the due date. Applications that are not completed in full will not be considered. Failure to submit application by the deadline will be considered forfeiture to submit. Nonprofits receiving funds will be required to make annual presentations to Town Council during the year funds are received. These presentations will be scheduled through the Town Administrator’s office.

Community Contribution Program Application - (Fillable PDF)

Review process

Applications will be initially reviewed by staff comprising departments most closely associated with the non-profit’s program or service area. Following this initial review, executive staff will meet with the Town Administrator and Finance Director to consider the preliminary recommendations of the department staff. Successful applications are then presented to Town Council for final approval during the annual budget process. All applicants will be notified of their status following Town Council’s approval process. 

Please submit your funding request by mail or electronically to:  

Town of Parker
Attn: Town Administrator’s Office
20120 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138