The Human Services Board mission and goals are to provide assistance in food, health, mental health services and housing for the citizens of Westminster. The Human Services Board reviews, evaluates and recommends to City Council funding levels for the budget year based on applications from outside human service agencies and other nonprofit organizations, considering how to best allocate funds to provide human services to the residents of Westminster.

Members of this board should represent expertise in health services, housing, community services, senior citizens, education and/or cultural services. This board meets during the year on an as needed basis during evening hours, with four to six meetings each year. Meetings last about two hours each.

2022 Funding Cycle

The Human Services Board (HSB) of the City of Westminster is now accepting applications for funding requests that further our mission to provide assistance in food, health, mental health services and/or housing for the residents of Westminster. For the 2022 funding cycle, the Board will also consider applications that aide in COVID-19 recovery. The Board makes recommendations for funding to Westminster City Council as a component of the City’s budget review process.

Grants awarded in previous years have ranged from $1,000 - $10,000.

The HSB will consider the following criteria when evaluating applicants (in no specific order):

  • Number of Westminster residents served
  • Ability to provide unduplicated services
  • Mission alignment with Human Services Board (see above)
  • Ability to leverage collaborations in the community
  • Ability to create a positive impact in the broader community
  • Timely and thorough completion of all aspects of the funding application including post- grant reporting

Timeline for the Human Services Board annual fund allocation:

  • April 5, 2021 – HSB applications posted on City website for download
  • May 13, 2021 HSB applications due
  • May/June 2021 – HSB reviews applications
  • August 2021 – HSB forwards funding recommendations to Westminster City Council
  • October 2021 – City Council reviews HSB funding recommendations
  • November 2021 – HSB staff emails notice of award to applicants
  • January 31, 2022 – 2021 Funding Cycle Grant Report Form due to City*
    *Applicable if your organization received HSB funding in January 2021
  • January 2022 – HSB staff mails award checks to grant recipients*
    *Please note that 2022 checks will not be released until 2021 Grant Report Form is received by the City if your organization received HSB funding in January 2021

NOTE: Submittals of completed applications will be accepted via email only to jprejzne@cityofwestminster.us. If you do not receive confirmation of your application submittal within 1 business day, please call 303-658-2498 to confirm that your application was successfully received. The application can be downloaded by clicking here

2021 Human Services Board Grantees
A Precious Child
Almost Home
Audio Information Network of Colorado
Beyond Home
Brothers Redevelopment
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties
CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Catholic Charities & Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver
Center for People With Disabilities
Clinica Campesina Family Health
Community Table
Denver Hospice
FISH of Westminster
Food Bank of the Rockies
Growing Home
Have a Heart Project
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Kids First Health Care
Outdoor Lab Foundation
Project Angel Heart
Ralston House
Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center
Seniors' Resource Center
The Action Center
The Senior Hub
Volunteers of America

Board members:
Rick Gabrielsen
Christine Geerts
Jessica Robb Mazzant

Katie Ruske 
Catherine White 
Karen Zimmerman 

Council Liaison: Jon Voelz

Staff Liaison: John Prejzner
303-658-2498
jprejzne@cityofwestminster.us