Legacy Grants



The mission of the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation is to address the present needs of our Leadville, Lake County community and support a better, brighter tomorrow, while respecting and maintaining our mining heritage.


The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation introduces our Legacy Grant program. The purpose of the Legacy Grant program is to provide funding for projects that will move the mission of the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation forward.



Please direct all questions and submit applications to Veronica Rimbert, Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation Executive Director, leadvilletrail100legacy@gmail.com

Submission Dates

Applications are due 2 weeks prior to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation’s quarterly meetings.


2018 Grant applications are due:

  • December 27, 2017

  • March 28, 2018

  • June 27, 2018

  • September 26, 2018




Applicants are encouraged to apply for the amount they need to complete their project. Legacy Grants are capped at $5,000. Applicants may gain full, partial, or no funding.



Individuals, groups, or agencies with a project that meets the goals of the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation may apply. Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c)3 agencies, schools, governments or collaboratives that have a nonprofit or government agency as a fiscal agent. Eligible applicants also may include individuals, teachers, or groups (2 or more) of youth or adults who are working on issues in our community and who need resources to move their projects forward. Individuals or groups who submit an application must submit the name of an adult, over the age of 25 who will be responsible for the project.


All individuals, groups, or agencies applying for Legacy Grants must be based in Lake County, Colorado, applying for a project benefiting Lake County, Colorado.


Eligibility & Criteria

Proposed initiatives-

  • Must serve the Lake County community.

  • May not be used as a means of generating profit.

  • Must comply with all relevant laws and ordinances.

  • Must move forward the mission of the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation.

  • Must have a measurable outcome that can be evaluated.

  • Only able to apply for 1 cycle throughout a year.

  • Only able to apply once per project.



How to Apply

All requests for funding must be submitted by the appropriate deadline and include the information listed below.  Click on the sample cover page below to download the complete application.

  • Cover Page

  • Project Description

  • Budget

  • Work Plan

  • Evaluation Report (Within 1 year of receiving funds. See Requirements for Awarded Recipients below)


Application Review

All submitted grant requests will be evaluated by the Legacy Executive Director to ensure applications are complete and meet requirements.


Grant requests will then be reviewed, ranked, and awarded, as deemed appropriate, by the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Board.


Applicants should reserve the appropriate Legacy meeting date (see Grant Cycle section) for interviews and presentations of initiatives. Applicants will only be asked to interview or present if the Legacy Board has questions or needs further information to make decisions.


Applicants will be notified of their funding status no later then 1 week following the Legacy meeting date, unless notified of a delay.



Requirements for Awarded Recipients

Applicants who receive funding must:

  • Complete Evaluation Report of funded project within one year of receiving funds.

  • Express their thanks to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation in a public manner; press release, social media post, signage, etc.

  • Send a formal thank you note to the Legacy Board members; PO Box 1 Leadville CO 80461.