This Year’s Grant Recipients

Recap of the 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 Community Grant cycle:

  • 38 Golden nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $100,000. 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 video below to understand the entire scope of how so many of  Golden’s non-profits benefit our Community Grant Program.  

Additionally, the Golden Civic Foundation awarded special funding in 2018 to the following organizations:

The Golden History Museum received a $30,000 special grant to support their Discovery Awaits capital campaign. In celebration of its 80th anniversary in 2018, the Golden History Museum is currently embarking on a full renovation of the museum’s public spaces. The improvements will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming, and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing Golden’s past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects.

The Golden Civic Foundation is honored to support the Christian Action Guild with quarterly donations for more than 20 years. In 2017, the Foundation’s contributions totaled $17,800.

The 2018/2019 Grants Funding cycle is right around the corner. Find out more details about our Community Grant Program.  



The Golden Civic Foundation is a catalyst for a positive change in our community. From bolstering essential human services to strengthening cultural enrichment, the Golden Civic Foundation embodies the spirit of generosity and philanthropy of the people of Golden. To Golden History Museum & Park, GCF has been a critical partner for advancing the museum’s educational and preservation mission and improving accessibility for all audiences. Because of the Golden Civic Foundation, Golden is a better place.

Nathan Richie

Director, Golden History Museum & Park