The Sprout Foundation

Planting seeds for our future by supporting early childhood endeavors and, separately, preserving our environment.

Since 2005, the Sprout Foundation has supported non-profit organizations that share our passion for preserving the environment and promoting the healthy development and well-being of children. The Sprout Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private family foundation that serves the Denver Metro Area and Grand County. We award grants quarterly, on an invitation-only basis, for both capital and operational needs.

Our Mission

The Sprout Foundation continues to support our two original concerns—children and the environment—but our mission has been refined to focus on early childhood programs or preserving the environment. (If you are in Grand County, please click on the Grand County  link, as our support is slightly broader.)

We have honed our mission to maximize our impact, better communicate our goals to possible grantees, and ensure our team spends as much time as possible on mission-focused grantee opportunities. With this in mind, the Sprout Foundation will consider funding 501(c)(3) organizations serving this geography and offering:


  • Early childhood programs that support academic readiness and/or promote healthy development and optimum mental health, and that demonstrate measurable outcomes


  • Hands-on environmental programs or projects that impact our local environment directly (or more remotely, such as those that impact our water supply or the air we breathe)


Learn more about our funding priorities or see a sample of representative grants. Please note: the Sprout Foundation is not affiliated with the grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Markets or related foundations.