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.
May 15 and November 15
Arts, culture, and humanities
Limited to charities supporting the performing arts, and to specific charities named by the donor.
The trust makes grants to charities within the city and county of Denver, Colorado.
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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.
- 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.
It was the donor’s desire that emphasis be placed on the Denver Art Museum, Colorado Symphony, Archbishop Vehr Theological Library, and the Theatre Department of the University of Denver.
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.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.
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.