Frontier Village Foundation
A non-profit organization, serving others in the tradition of Jesus Christ.
About Frontier Village Foundation (FVF)
The Frontier Village Foundation is a ministry of the Mountain States Mennonite Conference that was founded in 1970. Our mission is to manage the foundation’s assets so that profits can be used to provide grants to churches and community-based organizations working to meet human need at a local level within the Rocky Mountain Region.
The philosophy of Frontier Village Foundation is grounded in the words of Jesus: “…For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25: 35-36
FVF affirms the worth of all people and believes each person has the right to a life of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, marked by dignity and respect. It is to that end that FVF hopes to contribute.
The history of Frontier Village Foundation began in the early 1950’s when Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp began a program to meet needs of adolescents completing requirements of Colorado’s juvenile justice system. A summer camping program grew to a full time facility in Larkspur, Colorado called Frontier Boys Village.
In 1978, Frontier Boys Village closed its doors. The property was sold and used to create the Frontier Village Foundation. A base fund of $450,000, socially responsible investments, and continuing contributions have allowed the legacy to live on.
Since 1990, the Foundation has made dozens of grants to churches and community-based organizations throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
FVF has provided grants to initiatives addressing needs such as:
- Food, Shelter and Clothing
- Community Building
- Preschool and Childcare Services
- Geriatric and Medical Services
- Victim/Offender Reconciliation
- Conflict Resolution
- Adult Education and Life Skills Training
- Education for Second Language Learners
Apply for a Grant
Guidelines for Grant Applicants
- Grants can be awarded only to organizations with 501c3 or 509a status. An organization may also fall under another group’s 501c3/509a status by agreement.
- Applications must be in line with FVF’s mission and philosophy.
- Applicants must provide services in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Priority is given to innovative projects that meet needs of people in local communities.
- Priority is given to start-up grants.
- Priority is given to organizations that have not previously received a FVF grant.
- Priority is given to initiatives connected to Mennonite churches and programs.
- Grants generally range from $500 – $7,000.
- The deadline for applications is March 1.
- Grants are awarded in the late spring of each year.
How to Apply
FVF requires applicants to apply with the Colorado Common Grant Application form, which can be downloaded from their website. Organizations outside of Colorado should also use this form. The deadline for applications is March 1. Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail one application (no copies needed) to the above address. When submitting your application, please include how you heard of the Frontier Village Foundation.
Support Frontier Village Foundation
Frontier Village Foundation is committed to socially responsible investment of its assets. Individual contributions to FVF also play an important role in increasing grant monies. Contributions are tax deductible and always welcome. Checks should be made to Frontier Village Foundation and mailed to the address at the bottom of this page.
For questions regarding FVF or the application process, please contact email@example.com.
Mail donations and applications to:
Frontier Village Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO