Bacon Family Foundation


Mr. Chris P.
Wells Fargo
P.O. Box 4570
Grand Junction, CO 81502-4570
Phone: (888) 235-4351 ext. 241539



Delta County; Gunnison County; Hinsdale County; Mesa County; Montrose County; Ouray County; San Miguel County

Application Deadlines:                       

March 20; June 20; September 20; December 20


The Foundation operates for religious, charitable, scientific, public safety testing, literary, and educational purposes, as well as for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Grant Types:

Capital Improvement/Purchase; Challenge/Matching; General Operating Support; Project/Program Support

Primary Areas: 

Abuse & Neglect Prevention; Animal Protection & Welfare; Arts/Culture/Humanities; Arts:Historic Preservation; Disabled Persons; Economic Development; Education; Education:Adult Continuing (Literacy/ESL); Environment/Conservation; Food/Agriculture/Nutrition; Health; Housing/Homeless Shelters; Human Services; Philanthropy/Volunteerism/Grantmaking; Recreation/Sports; Religion/Spirituality; Youth Development Activities

Past Grantees:     

Burlington; Conejos County Library District; First Nations Development Institute; Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County; Huerfano/Las Animas Council of Governments; New Farms; Riverside Children’s Center; Telluride Foundation; Town of Antonito; Wray School District RD-2 *Colorado Community Revitalization Association dba Downtown Colorado ($76,945) 2016


Has specific grant guidelines.

How to Apply:
Meetings are conducted on a quarterly basis each year. The following should be included: legal name and address of applicant organization; contact person and telephone number; most recent copy of IRS letter of tax-exemption 501(c)(3); date of establishment, brief history, and mission statement; unique aspects of program and relationships to other similar programs; purpose and amount of grant requested; project budget; substantiation of need and anticipated results; a W-9 showing organization’s tax ID number; funding sources and amounts; names, addresses and occupations of board of directors and officers; financial statement for most recent year (and preferably a copy of audit); current and/or proposed income and expense budget; documentation verifying State of Colorado Charitable Solicitations registration. Submit only one copy via mail.

No grants to individuals. Applicants must be within the US and have 501(c)(3) status. Branch, affiliates, and multiple divisions of the same organization must be coordinated in a single application. If approved, organizations may apply again after a lapse of three years. If not approved, organizations may apply again after a lapse of one year.

Board Chair:
Stephen Bacon

(2017)Andrew Bacon; Herbert Bacon; Laura May Bacon; Amy Bacon Hill; Linda Bacon Reid

Additional Information:
The geographic focus is in rural Colorado along the Western Slope. Contact the Foundation with questions. If the grant is approved, organizations may apply again after three years. If the grant is declined organizations may apply again after one year.

FINANCIALS (Derived from Funder, website, 990PF or other annual report)
Year for Financials/Date of 990: 2017
Total Number of Grants: 13
Number of Grants Awarded in Colorado: 13
Total Net Assets (Fair Market Value): $7,863,526
Total Dollar Amount of Grants Awarded in Colorado: $1,344,266
Highest Grant Awarded in Colorado: $500,000
Lowest Grant Awarded in Colorado: $12,500
Average Range of Grant Awarded in Colorado: $12,500 – $500,000
Link to IRS Form 990/Financials: IRS Form 990/Financials