The City of Westminster Human Services Board (HSB) considers applications for funding requests that further the City’s mission of improving the lives of Westminster residents.  The Board makes recommendations for funding to Westminster City Council as a component of the City’s budget review process and in accordance with the City's Guiding Principles as adopted by City Council.


Members of this board represent the community and provide 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. 


The HSB will consider the following criteria when evaluating applicants:

  • Number of Westminster residents served
  • Ability to provide unduplicated services
  • Mission alignment with Human Services Board
  • 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

Please click here for the 2025 award application form.

Human Services Board Meeting Agendas:

June 9, 2023 -- Meeting Agenda

Human Services Board Meeting Minutes:

March 28, 2023 -- Meeting Minutes

Board members:

Katie Ruske (Chair)

Kathy Busby (Vice Chair)

Kathleen Dodaro

Christine Geerts

Lori Sanchez

VACANT - (Alternate)


Council Liaison:

Amber Hott


2025 Funding Cycle Timeline:

  • May 10th, 2024 – HSB applications posted 
  • June 21st, 2024 – HSB applications due
  • Late June – Mid-July 2024 – HSB reviews applications
  • August 15, 2024 – HSB recommendations to Westminster City Council in the 2025
  • Proposed Budget
  • October 2024 – City Council reviews/edits HSB funding recommendations and adopts
  • the 2025 Budget
  • November 2024 – HSB staff emails notice of award to applicants
  • January 31, 2025 – 2024 Funding Cycle Grant Report Form due to City*
  • *Applicable if your organization received HSB funding in January 2024
  • January 2025 – HSB staff mails award checks to grant recipients


2024 Human Services Board Award Grantees:

710 Rotary Foundation
A Precious Child
ACCESS Housing
Action Center/Jeffco Action Center, Inc
Audio Information Network
Beyond Home
Brothers Redevelopment
CASA of Adams County
CASA of Jefferson County
Catholic Charities of Denver
Center for People With Disabilities
Clinica Campesina Family Health Services, Inc.
Community Table/Arvada Community Food Bank
Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County
Family Tree
Food Bank of the Rockies
Growing Home
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Kids First Health Care
Mission Arvada
Outdoor Lab Foundation
Project Angel Heart
Ralston House (Arvada Child Advocacy Center)
Reading Partners
Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center
Seniors' Resource Center