We begin with residents


Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of people, organizations and institutions who believe that what people do together in their home communities matters.

Members of our network believe that when people see themselves and their neighbors as co-producers of community well-being, they create communities that are welcoming, vibrant, resilient and just. In these communities the impulse for people to connect and act around shared interests is in the water, the local culture and the community’s muscle memory.

Our work is geared to growing a field of citizen sector investing that supports the work that everyday people do together to make their communities more welcoming, vibrant, resilient and just:

Join as a member organization and receive:

Organizational memberships are based on the organization’s current annual administrative/operating budget. If you would like to handle your membership contribution via a credit card, you can join online, using the chart below to identify your rate.

If you prefer to make payment via check, please contact us at 720.634.6227 or lisa@grassrootsgrantmakers.org to request an invoice.


  Annual Operating Budget Annual Membership Contribution
$100,000 or less $100
$100,001 to $500,000 $250
$500,000 to $1 M $500
$1 M to $5 M $1,000
$5 M to $10 M $2,500
$10 M to $20 M $5,000
$20 M to $25 M $10,000
More than $25 M $15,000

Join as an individual and receive:

Individuals can join Grassroots Grantmakers by making an annual gift of time, talent or treasure that advances the work of our network or the citizen sector investing in their own community. A gift of $25 or more/year is appreciated. You can join and make a contribution via PayPal (thank you!) by completing this online form. You can also join by downloading and completing this form and sending it to us at P.O. Box 567, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

For more information, call Lisa Duran at 303.881.5021.