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 for grants to qualifying individuals or organizations, for projects that will have a lasting benefit to Colorado birds, and the habitats upon which they rely. CFO grants fall into three categories:
The CFO Project Fund has a limited amount of money for grants to qualifying individuals or organizations, for 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. Often CFO Project Fund grants are considered as matching funds for other larger grants. The Project Fund Committee requires that the recipients of funding 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.
Attachments are optional. Please limit attachments to material that you believe will help the Project Fund Committee to better understand your organization or project.
The CFO Youth Scholarship Fund provides financial help for young CFO members to attend summer camps, workshops, and training programs that introduce them to science and nature through the study of birds. If you or someone you know is qualified to apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application form and send to Bill Kaempfer at the address listed on the form.
The CFO General Fund is an unrestricted resource. CFO can donate money to important conservation issues, help publish books about birding in Colorado or honor individuals for sharing their birding skill and knowledge. With Board approval, the General Fund is always used to promote birding and conservation in Colorado.