This Year’s Grant Recipients

Recap of the 2016/2017 Community Grant Cycle

As you may know, the awarded grants are made possible by the funds that we raised at our Annual Gala and Auction in November. The grants are carefully screened by our Board of Directors to make sure that the funds are focused on nonprofit, civic and school organizations that make the greatest positive impact on doing good for our community of Golden.

Below are a few highlights of the 2016/2017 Community Grant cycle:

  • 37 Golden nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $80,000. Here is a detailed list of these organizations.  Each one of these recipients have shown a need and proven their money will help “Build A Better Golden.”  Watch the slideshow to understand the entire scope of how so many of  Golden’s non-profits benefit.

Below you will see a video detailing just a few of our 2016/2017 grant recipients.  The stories displayed here can be shown with all of our grant recipients.  A big thanks to the Red Rocks Community College’s Kristina Robbins and Industry Experience Media Department and Brian Reed for collecting and compiling all the video footage.

  • The Foothills Art Center received a $19,000 special grant to help with the gallery renovations. These improvements included moving the entrance, upgrading the handicap entrance and providing other gallery improvements so that they can show two exhibits simultaneously. Make sure and stop by to see the fantastic transformation and catch up on their latest exhibits.
  • The American Mountaineering Center, co-owned by the American Alpine Club and the Colorado Mountain Club, received a $16,695 special grant to assist with the costs associated with replacing the deteriorating front steps of this historic building. As part of our redevelopment efforts, the Golden Civic Foundation has a long history with this historic building. Check out this amazing video, compiled in partnership with the City of Golden, about how this building has impacted our community from the past, present and into the future.
  • The Golden Civic Foundation is honored to support the Christian Action Guild with quarterly donations for more than 20 years. In 2016, the Foundation contributions totaled $16,600.


The 2017/2018 Grants Funding cycle is right around the corner. Find out more details about our Community Grant Program.  



At Foothills Art Center we value our longstanding relationship with the Golden Civic Foundation. Their support allows us to lead and inspire our community through compelling art exhibits and enriching educational programs for learners of all ages. More recently, GCF provided funding to allow us to enhance our accessibility and reconfigure our galleries. These improvements not only add capacity but also allow us to serve a broader audience for years to come.

Hassan Najjar

Executive Director, Foothills Art Center