Local Partnership Funding and Stadium District Funding

Each year the Littleton City Council considers requests for discretionary grants, historically from nonprofit organizations that serve Littleton residents, and awards the grants to the organizations during the budget process. For the 2024 award cycle, the city is including distribution of Stadium District Funding as part of the same application process. Stadium District Funding was a one-time payment to the city related to the purchase of the Denver Broncos Football Club to be spent on youth activity programs. To qualify for these funds, applicants must demonstrate how their use of the funds will benefit youth activity programs in the community. Additionally, local partnership funding is no longer considering arts, culture, and tourism applications, as these applications should be directed to the arts and culture grants supported by the lodgers tax approved by voters in 2022. This is a competitive process as council always receives more requests than it has funds available.

  • The 2024 Local Partnership Funding and Stadium District Funding applications will be available beginning July 21, 2023
  • The application deadline is Monday, August 21, 2023, at 5 p.m. MST
  • Applicants will be notified of funding decisions upon city council’s review scheduled for October 2023.
  • Awards will be distributed in January 2024

The submission period for Local Partnership and Stadium District Funding applications has concluded. Applicants will receive notifications regarding funding decisions following the city council's scheduled review in October 2023.

Application Guidelines

Requests may include operational, one-time special purpose grants, or event sponsorships (in-kind or cash).

Preference is given to:

  • Programs and events historically supported by the city that directly serve Littleton citizens;
  • Programs with greatest community impact;
  • Programs with the highest number of Littleton resident participants;
  • Established service providers within the city

For Stadium District Funding only

Grants will not be awarded for:

  • Debt or deficit reduction;
  • Events outside the Littleton city limits;
  • Capital improvements;
  • For-profit events and/or activities

Other considerations:

  • All applicants must agree to reference the city as a sponsor for programs supported via monetary grants or in-kind sponsorship;
  • Individual awards are capped at $25,000 for most applicants unless the award will directly benefit the youth activity programs in the City of Littleton;
  • Applicants must submit a brief written summary to the Littleton City Manager’s office of how prior years' funds from Littleton, if received, were used and contributed to the community with any subsequent applications in the year the funds were received.
  • For questions about the process, contact the program administrator cmll@littletongov.org

2023 Grant Recipients

Human Services

  • AllHealth Network - $7,350
  • Break Bread - $6,800
  • Doctors Care - $7,800
  • Family Tree Inc. - $2,900
  • First Presbyterian Church Littleton - $1,450
  • Gateway Domestic Violence Services - $2,450
  • GraceFull Community Café and Foundation - $1,300
  • Integrated Family Community Services - $4,850
  • Littleton Family Services - $4,950
  • Love INC of Littleton - $5,850
  • North Littleton Promise - $2,500
  • Nourish Meals on Wheels - $8,650
  • Rocky Mountain Stroke Center - $1,850
  • Rotary Club of Littleton/Littleton Rotary Foundation - $1,350, In-Kind
  • South Metro Community Foundation – In-Kind
  • St. Mary Society of St. Vincent de Paul - $1,550

Community Events

  • Littleton High School - $550, In-Kind
  • Littleton Public Schools Foundation - $1,050, In-Kind

Arts, Culture and Tourism

  • Bega Littleton Sister City Exchange (BLSCE) - $700
  • Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum, Inc. - $750, In-Kind
  • Historic Littleton, Inc. - $1,550, In-Kind
  • Littleton Chorale DBA Voices West - $1,750
  • Littleton Fine Arts Guild - Depot Art Gallery - $1,400
  • Littleton Symphony Orchestra - $3,200
  • Littleton Town Hall Arts Center - $3,950
  • Roxborough Arts Council - $1,550
  • Western Welcome Week – In-Kind


  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation - $2,350
  • Humane Society of the South Platte Valley - $2,050
  • Roots Colorado DBA Dirt - $3,400