The Telluride Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to local non profit groups in the form of community grants. According to The Daily Planet these grants are used for a variety of purposes , from childcare facilities to adaptive sports programs. This year’s applications for grants are due by 5pm this afternoon. Since 2000, The Telluride Foundation has awarded more than 8 ½ million in community grants. Last year alone the Foundation awarded just over $900 thousand in community grants to 70 regional non profits groups.