Pictured: Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute. Photo by Armando Geneyro.
Congratulations to 103 nonprofit organizations that have been awarded a total of $4.3 million in grants through The Denver Foundation’s Community Grants Program.
Representing the seven metro Denver counties, these incredible organizations work to advance economic opportunity, education, climate and environment, housing, and transportation for people across Metro Denver.
A complete list of grant recipients is below.
The grant recipients reflect the growing diversity of our region’s nonprofit sector as well as the foundation’s ever-deepening commitment to racial equity. Organizations with more than half their staff and board from communities of color comprised 42% of the final award recipients.
The Denver Foundation awarded these 103 grants following a thorough review of 462 proposals led by The Denver Foundation staff and members of the Advisory Committee for Community Impact, a volunteer body composed of more than 50 local community, business, and philanthropic leaders. The grants range from $20,000 to $50,000. The annual organizational budgets of the grant recipients range from less than $500,000 to more than $2 million.
Through the Community Grants Program, The Denver Foundation aims to improve the lives of historically oppressed people living in Metro Denver, with a focus on people who live in low-income communities and communities of color.
The program is funded by The Fund for Denver, The Denver Foundation’s permanent endowment, built over generations to provide for community needs. Grants made through the program represent approximately 5% of the foundation’s annual grantmaking.
Grants are made through the program in two cycles per year. Applications for Cycle 1 2024 will open on January 15, 2024. To learn more about the Community Grants Program, visit The Denver Foundation’s website.
2023 Community Grants Program Grantees – Spring