CFO is committed to encouraging new birders to learn and contribute to the conservation and knowledge of Colorado birds.
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Select from the list below to read reports from our Project Grant Awardees:
Select from the list below to read reports from our Youth Birders:
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.
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. Download the Youth Scholarship Application. Application deadline is March 31
If you wish to apply for this grant, please fill out the application form and send to the address listed on the form, or contact the Projects and Scholarships Committee Chair for more information.
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 range from $600 to $1500, although we will consider partially funding grants.
Attachments are optional. Please limit attachments to material that you believe will help the Projects and Scholarships Committee to better understand your organization or project. Click this link to read our Project Fund Guidelines.
For further information and application procedures contact the CFO Projects and Scholarships Committee Chair.