The Denver Foundation awards $2.3M in community grants

June 3, 2024

Pictured: Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, courtesy of Armando Geneyro.

Congratulations to 53 nonprofit organizations that have been awarded a total of $2.3 million in grants during the 2024 spring cycle of 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 the 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. Of those awarded, 79% are organizations with more than half their staff and board from communities of color. 

The Denver Foundation awarded these 53 grants following a thorough review of 274 proposals led by The Denver Foundation staff and members of the Advisory Committee for Community Impact, a volunteer body of more than 60 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 2 2024 will open on June 14, 2024. To learn more about the Community Grants Program, visit The Denver Foundation’s website. 

2024 Community Grants Program Grantees  

9to5 Colorado 

Access Mode 


Adelante Community Development 

Arrupe Corporate Work Study Program 

Attention Inc. – TGTHR 

Black Parents United Foundation 

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition – CIRC 

Colorado Inclusive Economy 

Colorado Jobs with Justice 

Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition 


Denver Hybrid College – AdvanceEDU 

Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council 

East Denver Colfax Partnership Inc – The Fax Partnership 

Edgewater Collective 

Elevation Community Land Trust 

Emergency Family Assistance Association 

Environmental Learning for Kids 

Far Northeast Resource and Development Center 

Focus Points Family Resource Center 

Focus Reentry 

Gateway Domestic Violence Services 

Globeville Elyria-Swansea Coalition – GES Coalition 


Hope Communities 

Impact on Education – IOE 


Latina Safehouse Initiative 

Metropolitan Diversity and Economic Equity Partners – Metro DEEP 

MIEL Organization 

Montbello Organizing Committee 

New Legacy Charter School 

NEWSED Community Development Corporation 

One Fair Wage Inc. 

Prodigy Ventures Inc. 

Project Worthmore 


Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network – RMIAN 

Roots Colorado – Dirt Coffee Bar 

RTL Foundation 

SafeHouse Denver Inc. 

Senior Support Services 

Sims-Fayola Foundation Inc. 

Soul 2 Soul Sisters 

Street’s Hope – Voluntad 

The Savings Collaborative 

The Village Institute 

The YESS Institute 

Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Inc. 

West Community Economic Development Corporation – BuCu West 

Work Options for Women 

WorkLife Partnership