A.V. Hunter Trust: Grants for Colorado

OVERVIEW: The A.V. Hunter Trust supports local causes that benefit vulnerable populations in Colorado, such as the indigent, disabled, youth, and seniors.

FUNDING AREAS: Vulnerable populations, indigent, disabled, youth, seniors

IP TAKE: Basic needs programs are a priority for this funder in terms of grantmaking, but underprivileged residents should also learn about the trust’s support for individual medical needs.

PROFILE: Established in 1924, the A.V. Hunter Trust is a private foundation based in Glendale, Colorado. Absalom Valentine Hunter (1846-1924) was a banker and investor in Colorado who served as the president of the First National Bank. The foundation aims “to give aid, comfort, support, or assistance to children or aged people or indigent adults.” The Hunter Trust supports local efforts that benefit people who are disabled, indigent, youth, and seniors.

The A.V. Hunter Trust offers funding to nonprofits that provide direct services to vulnerable populations. It also assists individuals in need of hearing aids, glasses, dental procedures, and medical equipment. In a recent year, the funder supported 75 organizations that aid the indigent, 58 organizations that aid youth, 23 organizations that aid the disabled, and 19 organizations that aid seniors. The Trust only funds organizations that have been in operations for at least three years and often provides general operating support.

Grants range between about $2,500 and $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining the most recent grant distribution list on the funder’s website. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on the state of Colorado. Past local grantees include Maria Droste Counseling Center, Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, Kids at Their Best, and the Medicine Horse Center.

This foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. However, it does accept letters of inquiry online throughout the year for grants. Colorado residents can apply for Funds for One grants for durable medical equipment by following an online step-by-step process and working with a case manager. Direct general questions to the staff at 303-399-5450.


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