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.

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

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 2017-2018 Give Next Grant Recipients:

Students awarded a total of $88,982 to 33 organizations.

Poudre School District

Boltz Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
FoCo Café $2,000
Live the Victory, Inc. The Matthews House $2,000
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center $3,000
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program $3,000
Total $10,000

Cache La Poudre Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
CASA of Larimer County $1,300
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center $2,350
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center $1,700
Total $5,350

Fort Collins High School

Grant Recipient Award
Caring Canines $1,000
Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club $1,000
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery $1,000
Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County $1,000
Royal Family Kids Camp $1,000
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center $1,000
Total $6,000

Kinard Core Knowledge School

Grant Recipient Award
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $2,240
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center $2,825
Total $5,065

Lesher Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Catholic Charities—The Mission $1,188
Faith Family Hospitality $1,648
FoCo Café $690
Food Bank for Larimer County $690
Homeless Gear $690
Total $5,204

Lincoln Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Easter Seals Colorado $1,535
Elderhaus Adult Day Program $1,535
Foothills Gateway $1,535
The Arc of Larimer County $500
Total $5,105

Poudre Community Academy

Grant Recipient Award
Alternatives to Violence $1,200
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery $520
Kids at Heart $1,200
Live the Victory, Inc. The Matthews House $1,200
Project Youth and Chamber Music (Off the Hook Arts) $520
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of CO $520
Total $5,160

Poudre High School

Grant Recipient Award
Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County $1,000
Center for Family Outreach $1,000
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $1,000
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of CO $1,000
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center $1,000
Total $5,000

Preston Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $2,240
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of CO $2,574
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program $2,000
Total $6,814

Rocky Mountain High School

Grant Recipient Award
Crossroads Safehouse $600
Faith Family Hospitality $3,000
Homeless Gear $2,500
Total $6,100

Wellington Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County $3,000
Live the Victory, Inc. The Matthews House $2,000
Total $5,000

Thompson School District

Berthoud High School

Grant Recipient Award
Alternatives to Violence $1,138
Catholic Charities—The Mission $2,000
Faith Family Hospitality $2,600
Thompson Education Foundation—Homeless Assistance Fund $1,138
Total $6,875

High Plains School

Grant Recipient Award
Easter Seals Colorado $2,700
Foothills Gateway $1,000
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $1,029
Respite Care, Inc. $1,500
Total $6,229

Lucille Erwin Middle School

Grant Recipient Award
Harrington Arts Alliance $2,080
Larimer County Partners dba Partners Mentoring Youth $3,000
Total $5,080

Thompson Valley High School

Grant Recipient Award
Hearts & Horses, Inc. $2,000
Larimer County Partners dba Partners Mentoring Youth $2,000
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of CO $2,000
Total $6,000

Grand Total

$88,982