Just for Kids accepts applications from organizations or individuals proposing to empower and/or enrich the lives of children in the San Miguel Watershed (Telluride, Norwood, Redvale, Nucla, Naturita, Paradox and all points in between).

Granting Limits


Just for Kids will accept applications for up to $5,000 from public, private, and nonprofit organizations who are serving groups of children in the San Miguel Watershed.


Individual grants are awarded biannually to middle and high school age students who seek funding for personal enrichment. Maximum award is $500. 


Grant applications from organizations and individuals will be accepted September 7, 2019 - October 7, 2019. 

Applications that are received after the deadline will not be accepted.  JFK will not award grants to projects or expenses that have occurred prior to application deadline. 

JFK Priorities & Criteria for Funding 

  • Projects that provide a high quality experience for children

  • Projects that offer innovative solutions to existing challenges and serve regional youth

  • Projects with outcomes that can be measured to determine effectiveness

  • Organizations/Individuals that demonstrate effective collaborations

  • Organizations/Individuals (if previous JFK recipients) that have successfully used grants from JFK

  • Applications that are complete, submitted on time, and comply with all of the requested requirements

  • Applications submitted by efficient, well-run organizations


All applicants are required to attend a 10-15 minute interview with the JFK Board of Directors. These interviews are held on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 in Telluride and Norwood for your convenience.  A representative will contact you to schedule your interview upon receipt of your application.

Follow Up Form

All recipients are required to complete and submit an on-line Follow-Up Form within one year of your funding or when applying for another grant (whichever comes first). If a Follow-Up Form is not submitted within one year of the original application, grant recipients will be requested to return funds. Repeat requests will not be considered without a Follow-Up Form. 


Please click on the appropriate button below for the online application. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Grants will be awarded at a reception on November 18, 2019 at the new Lonecone Library in Norwood.

Amendments to the application or application process may be made at the discretion of the JFK Board of Directors.