Denver Ballet Guild
phone 303.347.0860
P.O. Box 2656 Littleton, CO 80161

Community Enrichment through Denver Ballet Guild Grants

 

Community Enrichment objective is to increase the quality of performing, professional dance companies; to have a financial impact on viable dance companies; and to increase the size of dance audiences.

 

This objective is accomplished through the distribution of DBG grants to qualified area dance companies.  Through the various fundraisers and the generous donations of our members, over the years over a million dollars in grants have been awarded to area dance companies for special dance productions and performances.

 
HOW TO APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT GRANT

 

In pursuit of its mission to support dance Denver Ballet Guild grants funds to heighten the quality of performing, professional dance companies; to have a financial impact on viable dance companies; and to increase the size of dance audiences.  If you are a professional dance company, Denver Ballet Guild invites you to apply for a Community Enrichment Grant.  Click on Community Enrichment Grants to download an application and grant criteria.

 

Grant applicants must use the application on the Denver Ballet Guild’s website, www.denverballetguild.org.

   

Grant applications MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN than 5 p.m. on September 26th 2017.

    

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Please see checklist for detailed instructions for submitting your application.



 

Requested items such as copies of programs should be mailed to:

Karen Walker
Vice President of Community Enrichment
P.O Box 2656
LIttleton, CO 80161-2656

 

Only information requested will be reviewed. Use the checklist to make sure all requested materials are submitted in the correct order. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.

 
GRANT CRITERIA

 


The Community Enrichment committee will review grant applications that meet all conditions listed on the application.  Examine the check list below to see if you qualify then fill out the application and submit it.

 

___ Are a professional dance company in existence for at least three (3) years prior to the date of application with a focus on performance

 

___ Are an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code

 


___ Perform in the Denver metro area

 


___ Request funding for performance development and innovation for a specific performance

 

Please consult the application for the complete list of requirements and regulations.  Click on Community Enrichment Grant Application in the downloads section at the bottom of the page.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

  • The Community Enrichment Committee reviews applications of organizations which meet all the following criteria:
  • Submits a complete application received NO LATER than 5 p.m. on September 26th 2017.
  • Is a professional dance company with a focus on performance and annually pays a percentage of its contract dancers
  • Is an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 ( c ) (3) of the IRS code
  • Has been a performing dance company for at least three (3) years prior to the date of the application
  • Performs in the Denver metro area which includes the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson
  • Requests funding for performance development and innovation for a specific performance
  • Demonstrates commitment to community outreach activities 

 

 

 

RESTRICTIONS

 

The Denver Ballet Guild will not consider applications requesting funds for the following:

 

  • Debt
  • Capital improvements
  • Teachers’ salaries
  • Dance scholarships
  • Dance schools
  • General operating expenses including studio rental

     

   

Submit questions to communityenrichment@denverballetguild.org