Basic Human Needs.
The Denver Foundation carries out its mission of improving life in Metro Denver by investing in the vision, passion and expertise of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, and by working in partnership with our donors to give scholarships to help students further their educations.
The Denver Foundation awards grants annually to nonprofit organizations in the seven- county Metro Denver area -- Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Grants area awarded to resident groups and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working in the areas of Basic Human Needs, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Community Leadership. Note that our guidelines have changed significantly in 2013. Click here for more information.
Strengthening Neighborhoods Grants
Strengthening Neighborhoods is The Denver Foundation's grassroots neighborhood development program that provides grants directly to residents of specific neighborhoods for projects developed and led by the residents themselves. Click here to learn more…
Technical Assistance Grants
These grants are provided to help nonprofit organizations become more efficient and effective. Technical assistance can be many things, but mostly it helps the leaders of an organization learn something new and therefore, increase their capacity to lead, manage, and direct the organization to achieve its mission. Click here to learn more…
The Denver Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs established by generous families, businesses, and individuals for which students and teachers can apply. Click here to learn more…