How To Apply - Give Next

Nonprofit Opportunities


Nonprofits have the opportunity to interact with Give Next students in various ways throughout the program; including participating in Give Next Kickoff Day, hosting or making visits, providing volunteer opportunities, receiving grants, and attending award ceremonies.

Apply for a Grant

After Give Next Kickoff Day, students are charged with identifying as a classroom, a single most important issue and developing a mission statement. In the fall, classrooms will accept applications for Give Next grants from nonprofits providing charitable services in Larimer County. Nonprofits will be notified of award determinations that following spring.

There are two ways that nonprofits can apply for Give Next grants.

  1. By invitation. Once Give Next classrooms have created their mission statement, they will research and reach out to local nonprofits related to their mission. Through this process, Give Next classrooms may invite relevant nonprofits to apply for funding.
  2. Unsolicited grant application. Nonprofits providing services in Larimer County that are aligned with a Give Next classroom’s mission may apply for funding. The online application opens in early November, listing each classroom’s mission statement. Local nonprofits are welcome to submit an application to any classroom with mission alignment.

The Give Next grant application is not currently available. Please check back in August for application dates.

2018-2019 Give Next Grant Report

Nonprofits that received a Give Next grant in 2019, please complete the Give Next Grant Report no later than September 30, 2019.

Give Next Kickoff Day

Give Next Kickoff Day is the official start of the Give Next program year for students. Held annually in early October, it is a one day mini-conference for the nearly 500 Larimer County (Poudre and Thompson School Districts) middle and high school students participating in Give Next. Students hear from inspiring speakers, meet and learn from local nonprofit staff, and participate in a career/post-secondary panel.

Nonprofits can apply to represent their organization at either a booth in the nonprofit fair or presenting in a nonprofit workshop during Give Next Kickoff Day.

Students will leave the event with:

  • Greater awareness and understanding of community issues
  • Knowledge of how nonprofits and individuals work together to address these issues
  • Opportunities for service and community connections
  • Understanding of what they have to offer their community

Give Next Kickoff Day will be held October 1, 2019. To learn how to participate in Give Next Kickoff Day, please contact Hannah Tinklenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970.221.2636.


Full List of 2018-2019 Give Next Grant Recipients:

Students awarded a total of $101,381 to 40 organizations.

Poudre School District

Boltz Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County $2,500
Crossroads Safehouse $3,300
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $2,000
Total $7,800

Cache La Poudre Middle IB World School

Grant Recipient Award
Disabled Resource Services $1,000
Foothills Gateway, Inc. $1,190
Foundation Music School $955
Respite Care, Inc. $1,500
The Arc of Larimer County $1,000
Total $5,645

Fort Collins High School

Grant Recipient Award
Food Bank for Larimer County $1,000
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $1,000
Project Smile Corporation $1,000
Royal Family Kids Camp $1,000
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning $1,000
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program $1,000
Total $6,000

Kinard Core Knowledge School

Grant Recipient Award
Ramstrength $5,000
Respite Care, Inc. $1,061
Total $6,061

Lesher Middle IB World School

Grant Recipient Award
Center for Family Outreach $1,351
Fort Collins Rescue Mission $2,131
Partners Mentoring Youth $719
TEAM Wellness & Prevention $1,284
Total $5,485

Lincoln Middle IB World School

Grant Recipient Award
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County $1,000
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $500
Partners Mentoring Youth $500
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center $750
The Family Center / La Familia $291
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program $2,000
Total $5,041

Polaris Expeditionary Learning School

Grant Recipient Award
Partners Mentoring Youth $1,508
Realities for Children $3,000
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center $1,000
Total $5,508

Poudre Community Academy

Grant Recipient Award
Alternatives to Violence $500
Canyon Concert Ballet $500
Center for Family Outreach $500
Dance Express $500
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, NPP $500
Foundation Music School $450
LAUNCH: Community Through Skateboarding $500
The Center for Fine Art Photography $500
The Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek $600
The Matthews House $500
Total $5,050

Poudre High School

Grant Recipient Award
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. $5,000
Total $5,000

PSD Global Academy

Grant Recipient Award
3Hopeful Hearts $170
Family Housing Network of Fort Collins $3,000
Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity $2,000
Total $5,170

Rocky Mountain High School

Grant Recipient Award
3Hopeful Hearts $2,500
CASA of Larimer County – Harmony House $1,000
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, Inc. $1,000
The Family Center / La Familia $1,000
Total $6,500

Wellington Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $1,000
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center $1,000
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Colorado, Inc. (SAFY of CO) $3,000
Total $5,000

Thompson School District

Berthoud High School

Grant Recipient Award
Alternatives to Violence $2,590
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center $1,590
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Colorado, Inc. (SAFY of CO) $1,300
The Arc of Larimer County $810
Total $6,290

High Plains School

Grant Recipient Award
CASA of Larimer County $3,000
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. $1,500
Realities for Children $1,813
Total $6,313

Loveland High School

Grant Recipient Award
3Hopeful Hearts $2,116
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County $3,000
Total $5,116

Lucille Erwin Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Easter Seals Colorado $1,902
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $2,000
The Arc of Larimer County $1,500
Total $5,080

Mountain View High School

Grant Recipient Award
Catholic Charities – The Mission $1,000
Family Housing Network of Fort Collins $4,000
Total $5,000

Thompson Valley High School

Grant Recipient Award
Food Bank for Larimer County $2,500
The Matthews House $2,500
Total $5,000

Grand Total

$101,381