We know that residents have the best insight into how to improve life in their communities. We also know that communities have many strengths, including their people, institutions, and public resources. That’s why our Strengthening Neighborhoods program supports residents in working together and leading solutions for their communities.
About the Program
Strengthening Neighborhoods was founded in 1996 in response to community input about how The Denver Foundation could expand its impact by investing in neighborhood and community capacity. To that end, Strengthening Neighborhoods makes $100 to $5,000 grants directly to projects and campaigns led by residents from BIPOC communities and communities with lower incomes throughout the seven counties of Metro Denver.
How to Apply
Strengthening Neighborhoods grants are available to groups located in the seven counties of Metro Denver. We prioritize projects and campaigns in communities where people have lower average incomes and in BIPOC communities.
If you are interested in applying, new guidelines and a new application will be forthcoming in early March. Please turn in your application at least eight weeks before your project or campaign starts. Applications are approved or declined within six weeks of receipt.