The Payroll Department Announces 12.4.2 Grant Opportunity Grant Opportunity for La Plata County Nonprofits

The application for the Payroll Department’s $12,000 matching grant, the 12.4.2 Grant, is now open.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 22, 2019.

The Payroll Department has partnered with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado for five years to manage this grant opportunity for La Plata County nonprofits. The 12.4.2 is a matching grant for $12,000 for two La Plata County organizations that support efforts in youth, environment or human services. The grant requires a 100 percent match of $12,000 from a new revenue source, such as new donors, grants or corporate sponsors. The required match is designed to motivate nonprofits to seek new funding sources in order to develop sustainable support.

The application is available under the “Grant Seekers” tab on the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado’s website,, or go to

The grant recipients in 2018 were the Bayfield Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Program (BASE) of the La Plata Family Centers Coalition and the Parent Referral Program of La Plata Youth Services. Each nonprofit received $12,000 from the Payroll Department and acquired $12,000 in matching funds, for a total infusion of $24,000 for each organization.

The Payroll Department provides payroll and timekeeping services for more than 700 businesses and organizations in La Plata County and beyond. You do not have to be a client of the Payroll Department to be considered for the grant.

As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado works to increase efficiency, sustainability and success for area nonprofits, while maximizing effective grantmaking for philanthropists in our region.

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