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How to apply for outside agency funding and scholarships available through the Brighton Legacy Foundation

Please Note: All funding amounts are subject to spending limits, and change annually.
2018 Funding Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Brighton Legacy Foundation Grant Application consists of the following components, which should be submitted by the Applicant. Our Funding Policy can be found at http://www.brightonlegacyfoundation.org/about/funding-policy. Please note: There will be no online submittal this year. Instead, we are asking that you either:

Email a scanned copy of the application via this link

or mail a hard copy of the completed application to:

Brighton Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 613
Brighton, CO 80601

Applications are due by October 31, 2017. None will be accepted after that date. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of the completed application.

Questions can be directed to Joan Kniss via email or by phone at (303) 659-2196.

If your organization has received a grant from Brighton Legacy Foundation in the past, please complete Sections I and II.

If your organization is applying for the first time, or if there have been significant changes within your organization since you received the last grant, please complete Sections I, II, III and IV. ADDITIONALLY, we require that a representative of your organization interviews with our Board. The specifics of the interview will be sent to you when we receive the application.

Section I: Cover Letter (one page)

Introduce your organization and include the general purpose of your grant request. Briefly describe how your request fits with the Legacy Foundation’s mission and funding policy.

Section II: Summary

Provide basic information about your organization on the form. Download the form here.

YOUTH GROUP or CITY SPONSORED GROUP REQUESTS (i.e. Brighton Youth Commission, Brighton Police Explorers, Brighton Youth Football, etc.), please download this form.

Thank you for your time and effort in completing this application.

2018 Applications Deadline: October 31, 2017

Additionally, the Foundation Board reserves the right to request financial documentation at any time during the grant review process, and if a returning organization has not presented its request via a Board interview within the past two years, the Foundation Board reserves the right to require a presentation of the grant request by a representative of the organization to the Foundation Board.


Scholarship Funding

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must reside within School District 27J
  2. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  3. Applicant must be accepted at a college, university, technical, or vocational school
  4. Applicant may not be a relative of a member of the Legacy Foundation Board of Directors

BRIGHTON LEGACY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  2017 application deadline: April 28, 2017

Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Office of each 27J high school, or can be downloaded via the link below as a Word document.
2017 Scholarship Application


Continuing Education Scholarship

2017 Awards Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an instate community college, university or technical school
  • Applicant must have completed at least one semester of college
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Applicant must be a resident of Brighton, CO
  • Applicant may not be a relative of a member of the Legacy Foundation Board of Directors

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the Application
  2. Attach a copy of your official transcript
  3. Attach two letters of recommendation (do not include letters from relatives)
  4. Attach a resume that lists school-related and community service activities

2017 Continuing Education Scholarship Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
Download 2017 Continuing Education Scholarship Application

Return Application To:
Brighton Legacy Foundation
PO Box 613
Brighton, CO 80601