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Strengthening Neighborhoods and Denver Office of Economic Development Mini Grant Program

November 17, 2020

Denver Economic Development’s Division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization in partnership with The Denver Foundation offers small grants that support the meaningful and necessary work of nonprofit organizations and community groups in some of Denver’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

The Strengthening Neighborhoods mini-grants seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and performance of nonprofits and community groups currently active in these communities.

This year the program awarded $85,000 to 28 community groups working in the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, East Colfax, West Colfax, Westwood, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Sun Valley, Villa Park, and Valverde neighborhoods of Denver. 

Grantees ranged from meal deliveries to mobile education, food banks for family pets, free reproductive health kits, and even a Little Free Library program. 

Below is a list of all 28 grantees and a photo slide show with images from many of the groups rooted in, supporting, and serving their communities.

African American Trade Association


Caring Angels

Colorful Colorado Collaborations

Colorado Pet Pantry

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Denver Indian Center

Elevated Thinking for Success

Elyria Globeville Swansea & Partners

Feed Your Hospital

Fundación de Colombianos en Colorado

Future Ancestors

Kizzy’s Care

Mamabird Media

Period Kits, Inc.

Plaza Mexica

Project Worthmore

REAL Property Inspections LLC

Right On Mobile Education (ROME)

RISE Westwood Collective

Roots Family Center

Una Mano Una Esperanza

Unit E

Valverde Neighborhood Association

Venture for Success Preparatory Learning Center

Villa Park Neighborhood Association

Westside Stadium Community Coalition

Youth Employment Academy