Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund

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The Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund is for Delta, Montrose and Ouray County-based non-profit organizations wanting to relay their message throughout KVNF’s 10,000 square mile listening area. Organizations are able to have their underwriting matched dollar-for- dollar by the fund, doubling the impact of their message.

Underwriting on KVNF is an affordable and efficient way to transmit your message. With the matching fund, you can maximize your marketing budget. Matching grants will be awarded at three separate times in 2020. The fund will match a minimum of $200.00 and a maximum of $400.00 annually per organization.

An organization can apply by the following deadline:  March 30th, 2020, July 1st 2020, October 1st 2020 but an organization can only receive one award in 2020.  Non-profits need to organize their outreach around the deadlines to have the messages run within the appropriate dates.

To get started,  FIRST a nonprofit needs to download the application form below, and then contact us at underwriting@kvnf.org or 970-527-4866 for information that you will need in order to fill it out completely.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION Please be sure to download the PDF so that it is resident on your computer and save a filled out version that you then NEED TO EMAIL to katiealbia@alpinebank.com

Frequently asked questions about the Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund:

What is the Fund?

A matching grant fund sponsored by Alpine Bank. Non-profit organizations underwriting KVNF programming can apply for a dollar-for- dollar cash match by Alpine Bank. 

Who is it for?

The fund helps local 501c3 non-profits by doubling the impact of their marketing dollars. Underwriting on KVNF is an effective tool for increasing the public’s awareness of your organization’s mission, events, opportunities, and needs. Grants are only made to organizations located in Delta, Montrose and Ouray Counties, Colorado.

How do we apply?

Matching grant applications can be submitted before the following deadlines: March 30th, 2020; July 1, 2020; October 1, 2020.  Download the application form below. You can also contact us at underwriting@kvnf.org or at 970-527- 4866.

When will my underwriting announcements air?

The announcements will be scheduled according to your choice, ideally to be scheduled at the time your order is placed and keep in mind it can take up to 2 weeks to set up a schedule and finalize language for your spots. Various plans and custom schedules are available to fit your organization's needs.

How much of an investment must I make?

The fund will match a minimum of $200.00 and a maximum of $400.00 per approved organization, which, for example, could total $800 in Underwriting if awarded the full $400 match.  The non-profits who are awarded will be required to pay for their portion of underwriting upon award, even if their announcements don't start until later.  All underwriting must be scheduled within one year of award date and ideally will run in  the quarter they apply in.

What can my underwriting announcement say? 

Announcements can be used to increase the public’s awareness of your organization's service to the community, special events, volunteer and other needs. Spots are read by our announcers and are subject to rules and regulations of both the FCC and KVNF. 

An example spot sounds like this:  "Support for KVNF comes from members and from (Organization name) hosting an evening of music and fine dining in support of community service on Saturday, November 12 6pm-9pm at the Montrose Pavilion. Tickets and information are available online at (your website)."

KVNF staff will help you develop your Underwriting message.

We hope you'll take advantage of this new opportunity for your organization. Download the application form below on to your computer or device so you can edit and save, and then please contact us at underwriting@kvnf.org or 970-527-4866 for information that you will need in order to fill it out completely.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION (Please be sure to download the PDF and save a filled out version that you then need to email to katiealbia@alpinebank.com