Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust

Start your application Apply Online
Assistive technology users: Request an alternative application

Mission

To promote, advance, and further the interest in the performing arts for the benefit of the people of the city and county of Denver, Colorado, and to provide support for specific charities named by the donor.

Application deadlines

May 15 and November 15

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities

States served

Colorado

Program limitations

Limited to charities supporting the performing arts, and to specific charities named by the donor.

Geographic limitations

The trust makes grants to charities within the city and county of Denver, Colorado.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust makes grants to charities supporting performing arts within the city and county of Denver, Colorado, and to specific charities named by the donor.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 25
Average total giving per year: $125,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 15 or November 15 to be reviewed at the semi-annual grant meetings that occur in June and December.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

Ralph L. Burgess and Florence R. Burgess were a generous couple who cared greatly about the arts. In 1968, Mr. & Mrs. Burgess made a decision to share their wealth by creating the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust with the expressed desire to assist charities who support the performing arts.