The CFO has a limited amount of money from donations and fund raising projects to be used for grants and scholarships. These funds will be awarded to qualifying individuals or organizations for projects that will have a lasting benefit to Colorado birds, or for scholarships to enable youth birders to attend birding programs. The CFO accepts both general donations and special project donations to further this agenda. Please visit our Contributions page to donate.
General donations to the CFO will be applied to needs of the CFO at the discretion of the CFO board.
Special project donations will go to the Projects and Scholarships Fund to award Project Grants for scientific research or bird conservation programs, or toward Youth Scholarships for young birders for training programs on the study of birds. Often CFO Project and Scholarship Fund grants are considered as matching funds for other larger grants.
The Projects and Scholarships Committee requires that the recipients of Special Project grants publish a short year-end summary of their funded work in Colorado Birds: The Colorado Field Ornithologists' Quarterly and/or present some of their findings at the CFO convention the next calendar year.
CFO YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications can be made for Youth Scholarships to assist young birders in attending summer camps, workshops, and training programs that introduce them to science and nature through the study of birds. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.
If you wish to apply for this grant, please fill out the application form and submit it using the "Submit Proposal" button above. If you need additional information, use the "Questions?" button to contact the Projects and Scholarships Committee Chair.
Download the Youth Scholarship Application
CFO PROJECT GRANTS
CFO Project Grants makes grants to qualifying individuals or organizations to fund programs and projects that will have a lasting benefit to Colorado birds, and the habitats upon which they rely. Grants typically provide full support for projects requiring $600-$1500; however, CFO will also consider partial funding of projects requiring more than $1,500. All applications must be submitted no later than December 9th, 2017, using the "Submit Proposal" button above. Successful applicants will be notified after the March CFO Board Meeting. Read our Project Fund Guidelines.
For further information and application procedures contact the CFO Projects and Scholarships Committee Chair using the "Questions?" button above.