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Employee Assistance Fund FAQs

If you have any other questions not answered below, please email us directly.


I lost my job (or my hours have been reduced significantly), can I apply directly for help?

Please ask your current or previous employer to submit a nomination on your behalf through the application process. If you’re looking for work, visit


How much of the money donated to this fund actually gets dispersed to people in need?

100%! The Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives and Downtown Boulder Partnership are supporting the administration of this fund through funds in their general budget. All money donated to the fund will be given to individuals who are or were employees of downtown businesses and are experiencing severe fincnial distress due to the COVID-19 crisis.

How many employees may an employer nominate?

Each employer may nominate up to three (3) employees or former employees each month.

Can anyone (an individual, a foundation, or a company) support this fund?

Yes!  Please feel free to make donations through the Virtual 5K fundraising site.
For larger donations, you may send a check payable to the Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives to our offices (1942 Broadway, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80302).  Please note DB Employee Assistance Fund in the memo. 

Is my contribution to the fund tax deductible?

Yes! Contributions and disbursements made through the Downtown Boulder Commuity Initiatives, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization are tax deductible. All donors will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes via email through the fundraising site.


What is the EIN number for the Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives?

Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and it's EIN number is: 36-4848287.

What businesses can request support for their employees?

At this time, this fund is open to any business located within the defined boundaries of the downtown Boulder area. Please see the map below.  If community support allows, DBCI will consider opening applications to employees in other parts of the City of Boulder.


Why only to businesses in downtown Boulder? How were the boundaries decided?

As an organization serving a specifically designated area as defined by the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives has decided to focus our initial efforts on employees from businesses that fall within the Downtown Boulder BID and areas adjacent to the BID where many of the Downtown Boulder Partnership's member businesses are located. If community support allows, DBCI will consider opening applications to employees in other parts of the City of Boulder.