DA’s office seeks nonprofit applications for court ordered donations

The Grand County District Attorney’s Office is seeking
applications from Grand County nonprofits that want to receive court ordered
charity contributions.

The DA’s office sometimes requires a defendant to make a charitable contribution in lieu of court or statutory fines as part of a plea bargain. The contributions to local nonprofits allow the defendant to give back directly to the community.

Grand County nonprofits can submit a request to be
considered as an eligible recipient of these charitable donations. Applications
will be reviewed by the DA’s office and appropriate recipients will be added to
the list of eligible organizations.

Applications must be from secular, nonprofit charitable
organizations that work in Grand County. In order to ensure the funds are
directed to organizations in genuine need, the DA will not approve nonprofits
with pre-existing robust financial resources.

Applications should provide information about the organization, the good it does for Grand County and describe its current source of funding. Applications can be mailed to the Grand County District Attorney’s Office, Attention Chief Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Dowdell at PO Box 168 Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451.