Ent Says YES for kids in 2021
Applications for 2021 YES Grants are now open!
We see young people as crucial to the present and future success of their communities. And it’s why after 21 years, we’re still approving Ent Youth Endowment Series (YES) grants to not-for-profit agencies that benefit youth in the communities we serve. In 2021, we will award $200,000 in grants to deserving organizations across the state of Colorado.
Since we began in 2000, Ent YES Grants totaling more than $1.44 million have helped 186 Colorado nonprofits serve children of all ages in crucial and life-changing ways. Among other support services, YES Grants have helped organizations throughout the state provide shelter for children facing abuse, put food on the table, foster education and literacy programs and much more.
The deadline to submit applications is March 12, 2021.
YES Grant Common Questions
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2021 and will be accepted through March 12, 2021.
The YES Grants application has been simplified so the nonprofits can continue to serve children across Colorado.
Organizations should provide as much information as they can in their application (program mission, agency impact, how the grant funds would be used, etc.). Unfortunately, because we receive so many applications across Colorado, there is no guarantee that an extensive application guarantees a grant amount.
Yes. As long as each program is unique with different objectives, which are clearly articulated, the decision committees review the application programs, not just the nonprofit.
An organization ask should be based on their needs. The decision committees review the program, the impact of the program, and the expenses incurred for the program.
Yes, however, if they have been awarded a major grant ($2,500 or above) two years in a row, they are not eligible for a major grant, but could be considered for a lesser amount.
Apply for the program based on the agency’s needs. The decision committees review each application and assess articulated benefits of the program, regardless of how established the program is. However, an established program may have more history about which to describe outcomes.
The grant award can be applied to both program expenses and general expenses for the non-profit. The application should be clear on how the expenses will be used so the decision committees can assess greatest need and impacts.
The winners are selected through our YES Grants employee decision committee. Ent employees apply to be a part of the committee and go through training on the YES Grants Program.
The winners will be announced in June 2021.
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