Greenlee Family Foundation


Contact Information


The Greenlee Family Foundation's mission is to encourage, preserve and promote the well-being, education, welfare and enlightenment of all citizens by investing in creative people and ideas. It desires to help educate, serve and collaborate with others who share similar philanthropic goals in order to provide opportunities for those of limited or unavailable means.

Funding Interests

The foundation's grant making philosophy focuses attention on smaller, grassroots and local organizations. The foundation is interested in collaborating with non-profits that seek to address current social issues or problems at their root causes and that that demonstrate a commitment to education and the concept of life-long or experiential learning. The organization is committed to finding solutions that can have a long-term impact without compromising future generations. The foundation supports organizations working in the areas of health and human services, education, environmental education, arts and culture, violence prevention, Native American issues, archaeological preservation/education and community development.

Geographic Focus

Geographic preference given to Colorado organizations, particularly Boulder County, the Four Corners area and Summit County.

Types of Support

Requests for project/program grants, general operating support, matching and technical assistance grants will be considered. Capital expenditure requests will only be considered as matching grants, and the amount of the capital request cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost.

Grant Size

$1000 to $20000

Requirements & Limitations

The Greenlee Family Foundation provides funding strictly to 501 (c)(3) organizations. Religious groups, political campaigns and loans or grants to individuals are ineligible for funding. No endowment requests will be considered. A visit by foundation staff site visit is required for all organizations being considered for funding.

Application Process

Interested organizations should submit a one-page letter of inquiry that includes the following information: agency information and contact, purpose and amount of request, implementation timeline or deadline of project or match, type of grant being applied for (project, general operating support, capital and/or matching) and evaluation/expected results. If the foundation is interested in the proposed project, an application form will be mailed to the applicant.


Letters of inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Wild Bear Science Center for Nature Discovery
Amount: $2000
Purpose: Funding was given for general operating support. The Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery offers year round hands-on educational programs to people of all ages to foster a life long appreciation of the environment and to promote an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Growing Gardens
Amount: $7500

Growing Garden?s vision is a living example of sustainable community. It envisions individuals, the community and nature thriving through an understanding and respect of the interdependency of land, water and species. They strive to involve the community in the replenishment of the social and ecological environment.

Copyright © 2018 Red Lodge Clearinghouse. All rights reserved.