The Collins Foundation – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

The Collins Foundation

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To support various charitable causes located in or for the benefit of Boulder County, Colorado.

Application deadlines

November 30

Program areas

Arts, culture and humanities
Human services

Program limitations

Limited to charitable organizations operating in or supporting Boulder County, Colorado.

States served


Geographic limitations

Boulder County, Colorado


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are made to charitable organizations operating in or benefitting the residents of Boulder County, Colorado.


  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $4,000 to $6,000
Average number of grants per year: 10 to 15
Average total giving per year: $63,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by November 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by April for applications received by the deadline.

Required reports

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

About the Foundation

The Collins Foundation was established by William Ray Collins and Ruth E. Collins for charitable, religious and educational purposes and organizations within Boulder County, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Collins were residents of Boulder, and they were co-owners of a clothing and shoe store. Mrs. Collins died on May 22, 1978, and Mr. Collins died on June 11, 1981.