SMART GROWTH + CLIMATE ADVOCACY
GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

New Belgium embraces growth as a way to bring opportunity and prosperity to coworkers and their families. This path underscores the responsibility to prove business can be a force for good. We evidence this ideal by incorporating Smart Growth practices into our breweries and our communities in Fort Collins, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina, and we support systems that promote clean air, clean water, and strong local economies for all. 

We all deserve to live in places that optimize environmental, economic, and social well-being; places that will be resilient to the human impacts of climate change. By funding projects that support smart growth, we're creating opportunities for New Belgium beer drinkers to advance sustainable infrastructure in communities where we sell our beer. Let's make great neighborhoods all over the place! 

We are in support of Smart Growth and Climate projects that: 

Influence development and revitalization that protects natural resources and promotes clean air, water and energy

Incorporate strategies to strengthen or create safe transportation infrastructure with all users in mind; including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles & riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities

Emphasize proactive, sustainable, inclusive planning

Take into account climate change mitigation and adaptation

Promote economic transition plans in fossil fuel based communities



2017 NEW BELGIUM GRANT GUIDELINES

Our funding decisions are made by our Sustainability Department and our Coworker Philanthropy Committee.

Please see below for details regarding our grant program's funding cycle, geographic regions, exclusions, grant sizes, our application process, and reporting requirements. 

Questions?  Please review the Frequently Asked Questions.


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FUNDING CYCLES


Youth Environmental Education – Accepting applications February 1, 2017- March 31, 2017 

Sustainable Agriculture – Accepting applications April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017 

Smart Growth – Accepting applications July 1, 2017 August 31, 2017 

Bike Advocacy – Accepting applications July 1, 2017 August 31, 2017

Water Conservation & Restoration – Accepting applications September 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 

 


WE DO NOT FUND

  • Organizations receiving New Belgium funding, sponsorship and/or in-kind donation of beer or any New Belgium goods amounting to more than $2500 in a calendar year
  • Organizations without 501(c) (3) status, we do not fund organizations utilizing a fiscal sponsor
  • Organizations who partner with Tour de Fat and receive funds from this event
  • Debt reduction
  • Requests from individuals including scholarships
  • Conferences, conventions or workshops
  • Organizations for religious purposes
  • Fundraising events, music festivals, film festivals or cultural events
  • Direct submittals from public or private schools
  • Production of films or other media-related projects
  • General operating requests, institutional overhead, indirect costs, or facilities and administration costs
  • Foundations who allocate requested funds to other organizations, individuals, or schools
  • City, County or State agencies
  • In order to encourage diverse income sources, organizations that have received consecutive grant funding over a three year period are not eligible to apply for one calendar year


GEOGRAPHIC FUNDING AREAS

States to receive funding in 2017 are:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

GRANT SIZES

 Our grants range in size
from $500 to $5,000

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • If you are based in one of our geographic areas and your work matches one of our funding interests, please come back on 2/1/18 for further details on how to apply.

  • Please choose the best funding category to match your organization.  

  • If you are looking for sponsorship of an event or a product donation please refer to those guidelines.

  • Questions?  Please review the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions, please reach out to the grants committee at grants@newbelgium.com.



GRANT REPORTING

Grant recipients are required to fill out our reporting form for any grant of $2500 or more.  You can find our reporting form at http://www.newbelgium.com/sustainability/Community/Philanthropy/followup.aspx.

Reporting deadlines for grants made Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 are as follows:  

  • Youth Environmental Education – March 31, 2017
  • Sustainable Agriculture – May 31, 2017
  • Bike Advocacy - August 31, 2017
  • Smart Growth - August 31, 2017
  • Watershed Conservation and Restoration - October 31, 2017