Conservation Funds Process

Each year since 1999 (except 2017), the CMC Boulder Group Conservation Committee has awarded grants to further projects in the area of conservation and trails. Conservation and preservation are priorities for projects. The total available for grants varies each year depending on the Bob Farley Memorial Fund and conservation funds collected through membership fees, as approved by the Boulder Group Council.

In 2020, grant applications are due Friday, May 29 and all applicants will be informed by Friday, June 12.

Applications may be submitted electronically via email to the [protected email address], or by mail to the Colorado Mountain Club Boulder Group, Attn: Conservation Chair, P.O. Box 3777, Boulder, CO 80307-3777

Applications will be reviewed by the Conservation Committee members and a recommendation made to the CMC Boulder Group's council at the meeting immediately following the grant deadline.

A final decision will be made by the council. Applicants will be informed by mail of the approval or denial of an application within two weeks of the council meeting. Checks are issued within a month.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Here is a list of past recipients of conservation grants, and the amounts awarded. Interested parties may e-mail questions to the [protected email address].

You may download the application form here as an Adobe Acrobat pdf or a Microsoft Word document.