The Fine Arts Foundation wants to ensure that worthy arts organizations remain a vibrant creative force in our dynamic community. We encourage participation and support of Colorado Arts organizations. Our mission is to enrich life in Colorado by supporting the arts.
The Fine Arts Foundation continues our mission of supporting the arts, through grants that are awarded on an annual basis from the net proceeds of our fundraising events and programs; The Debutante Ball, The Citizen of the Arts Jubilee, Annual Campaign Programs and boutique events. Grants are awarded to a wide variety of cultural arts organizations that represent many disciplines including; art, theatre, music both vocal and instrumental, continuing education, bringing the arts to low income, at risk elementary age children, dance, ballet and our Endowed Scholarship Fund awarding scholarships to students enrolled in the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. These disciplines provide programming for all ages “ children, youth, adults, and seniors. Over half of our grants are given for Education and Youth in our community. Please review our list of Grantees.
Requests for grants are submitted to us in May of each year, reviewed and evaluated during the spring and summer, and awarded by the end of August. Every year we receive a greater number of applicants requesting a greater need of funds. Additionally, our debutantes, as a group, select a grant recipient that they would like to sponsor with the proceeds of the monies they have raised through their auction item donations for the Citizen of the Arts Jubilee. We think it is critical for these young ladies to lay a foundation of philanthropy in their lives, one that they will build on for the rest of their lives.
The Fine Arts Foundation has proudly awarded more than $2 million in grants to our community. We have a continuing challenge to provide for these worthy organizations. We are an all volunteer organization. We thank you for your interest in the work of the Fine Arts Foundation and all of the exciting programs that serve and inspire our community and hope you will join us in our mission.