Heart of the Community Fund

Welcome to the Heart of the Community Fund! We created this special pool of money to support residents who need financial help to participate in Parks & Recreation activities.

The fund currently accepts applications for any Parks & Recreation fee. The amount of assistance approved will be paid directly to the Community Center. Assistance includes:

• 10-punch cards for families or individuals to use for daily drop-in fees. Each punch gives the holder, or—in the case of a Family card, a member of your family—access to Community Center facilities.
• 3-month individual membership to access Community Center facilities.
• Scholarships to cover registration fees for youth sports, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, swim lessons, etc…
• Session fee or punch card for any other programs, including Yoga, Taekwondo, Body Movement, Pottery, etc…

We may consider providing assistance to purchase youth sports equipment (special shoes, pads, helmet, etc…) depending on availability of funds.

The applicant must apply before purchasing the equipment and indicate the expected cost and what you can contribute toward the purchase. The fund would then approve an amount and reimburse an applicant after receipt of proof of purchase.

Qualification for Applicants

Applicant(s) and recipient(s) must be Gilpin County residents.

Additional Info for Applicants

The board will consider all requests at its discretion depending on the number of applicants and funds available.

Applicants may be limited to one request per year, depending on number of applicants and funds available.

Applicants are considered based on stated need and funds availability.

The board may elect to support all or a part of a request.

There is no requirement to be a client of Human Services and we do not have any income qualifications.

Clients of Human Services and/or Veterans may be qualified to receive a discount on services from the Center, which will be applied to the amount we cover.

Application Form

If you wish to apply, please use this form. We review applications on a regular basis and will contact you with further information or questions regarding your request. All applications are kept strictly confidential.

We are grateful to the Alan Green Memorial Foundation, the Gilpin County Commissioners, and many individual neighbors who have donated money to make this project possible through the years. We welcome ongoing donations to our fund; if you are able to contribute, please click here to DONATE.