GRANT AWARDS

As grant writers, the Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park carry an important responsibility. Oftentimes the existence of grant funding will determine whether a potential project moves forward or is abandoned. With years of experience associated with protecting, preserving and promoting Castlewood Canyon State Park, the Friends organization is perfectly positioned to do the research and fact finding necessary to write competitive, solutions - oriented grant proposals, and to build and maintain relationships with potential funding sources.

Read about some of our successes below:    

PARTNERS IN THE OUTDOORS

Leave No Trace Program Expansion

Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, together with Friends of Roxborough State Park, announce the award of a grant from Partners in the Outdoors for expansion of the Leave No Trace Program. The $5,000 grant will help to advance the partnership effort between Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, Friends of Roxborough State Park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to expand Leave No Trace programming, education, and messaging throughout Colorado State Parks, Recreation Areas, and Wildlife Areas. 

$5,000

Awarded in 2019

COLORADO PARKS FOUNDATION / 

LIBERTY COMMUNITY GIVING FUND

Trail Improvements by TeamWorks

In 2019, Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park received grant funding from both Colorado Parks Foundation and Liberty Community Giving that provided assistance in widening the Lake Gulch Trail. TeamWorks provides a paid educational work experience which aims to connect youth to nature and their community. Crew members work among a diverse group of both urban and rural youth, fostering the development of inclusive communication and leadership skills. 

CPF $2,000 / LCG $2,273

Awarded in 2019

KIWANIS CLUB OF CASTLE ROCK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Wonders Program Support

KCCR is dedicated to improving the world "one child and one community at a time."  The Wonders Program enables socioeconomically diverse schools to introduce students to the wonders of nature by getting them outside and away from technology. It is an excellent opportunity to enhance the students’ understanding of wildlife and how people’s actions affect wildlife and wildlife habitat.  This is accomplished through a high quality place-based environmental education experience.

$500 / Year

Awarded Annually  2015 - 2019

LIBERTY COMMUNITY GIVING

Visitor Center Interpretive Displays

Description coming soon. 

$2,100

Awarded in 2017

COLORADO PARKS FOUNDATION

Interpretive Signage

Description coming soon. 

$3,500

Awarded in 2016

LIBERTY COMMUNITY GIVING

Native Garden

Description coming soon. 

$2,222

Awarded in 2016

LIBERTY COMMUNITY GIVING

Wonders Program Support

Description coming soon. 

$2,500

Awarded in 2015

VERIZON

Education

Description coming soon. 

$6,500

Awarded in 2014-2015

EL POMAR

Visitor Center Remodel

Description coming soon. 

$1,000

Awarded in 2013

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (NEEF)

Education & Website Development

Description coming soon. 

$7,000

Awarded in 2013 & Prior

CONTACT FRIENDS

Friends of Castlewood Canyon

State Park

PO Box 403

Franktown, CO 80116

E: focwcsp@gmail.com

PARK ADDRESS

Castlewood Canyon State Park

2989 S. Highway 83

Franktown, CO 80116

T: (303) 688-5242

E: castlewood.canyon@state.co.us

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