Press Release - January 16, 2020

Ent Credit Union is inviting Colorado nonprofits to apply online for a 2020 Youth Endowment Series (YES) grant by Friday, February 14, 2020


Established in 2000, YES grants, which have historically been given in amounts of up to $5,000, are awarded to nonprofits that help improve the lives of Colorado youth. New to the program this year: Nonprofits serving a statewide need may apply for more than $5,000.

Grant applications are open to nonprofits serving:   

  • Northern Colorado: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld counties
  • South Central Colorado: El Paso, Elbert, Douglas and Teller counties
  • Southern Colorado: Pueblo and Fremont counties
  • Colorado: eligible to programs and agencies with a statewide reach

“Our YES grants play a big role in helping improve young people’s live now, which will help make our communities stronger tomorrow,” said Marnie Gerkhardt, Ent Emerging Development Leader. “As Ent expands throughout Colorado, we’re excited to open up eligibility to programs that serve the entire state.”

Interested nonprofits can learn more and submit an application at Applications must be received by Friday, February 14, 2020. Grant winners will be announced in April 2020.


About the YES Grant Program

The YES grant program is part of Ent’s commitment to being a community-minded organization, serving both the financial and human needs of its communities. Since the program’s inception, Ent has awarded YES grants to more than 100 local community agencies. Applications are evaluated by a volunteer panel of Ent employees based on the organization’s general benefit to the community, potential ability to use the grant to obtain additional funds and degree of current community support, among other criteria.


About Ent

Founded in 1957, for the second consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. A different kind of financial institution, Ent is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and Ent Extras® Cash Rewards. With $6+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 370,000 members at more than 35 convenient service centers all along the Front Range. Businesses and people (who live, work, worship or attend school) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld counties may join the not-for-profit financial, community-chartered credit union. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA.