SMALL 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
2018 SMALL GRANT GUIDELINES
Funding decisions are made by our CSR Department and Coworker Grants Committee. Please see below for details regarding our funding cycle deadlines, geographic regions, exclusions, grant sizes, our and reporting requirements. Application posted on individual grant category pages.
Questions? Please review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Small Grant Sizes
Our small grants range in size
from $500 to $5,000
Youth Environmental Education – Accepting applications February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Sustainable Agriculture – Accepting applications March 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Bicycle Advocacy – Accepting applications April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Smart Growth and Climate – Accepting applications May 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Water Conservation and Restoration – Accepting applications September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
We Do Not Fund
Geographic Funding Area
Cheers! New Belgium beer is now available nationwide! Which means all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible for small grants in 2018. We do not offer grants to international programs at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to take individual phone calls or meetings. Thank you for your understanding.
Grant recipients are required to fill out a report for any grant of $2500 or more. Complete grant report HERE.
Reporting deadlines for grants made Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017 are as follows: