John G. Duncan Charitable Trust Arts, Culture and Humanities or Education Grants Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary 

The John G. Duncan Charitable Trust supports a variety of charitable, benevolent, educational, and religious purposes within the state of Colorado.

The foundation does not fund requests to support:

  • General operating expenses
  • Endowments
  • Capital expenditures
  • Organizations located outside of Colorado

Please note that the projects typically funded by the John G. Duncan Charitable Trust are typically applied and/or community-based in nature. For example, in 2017, a few of the projects funded by the Trust included: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery ($5,000), Harvest of Hope Pantry ($5,000), and Alliance for Choice in Education ($5,000). You can find additional information about what the Trust is funding on CU Boulder’s Foundation Directory Online Professional portal.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST February 7, 2019

Sponsor Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Summary (Up to 2 pages)
  • PI CV
  • Budget Overview (Up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


Organizations must serve and operate in Colorado.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Organizations are eligible to apply once per calendar year.

Award Information

Award Amount: $5,000 to $10,000 on average

Average total giving per year: $250,000 to $300,000