COVID Recovery & Resilience

What systems-level ideas and solutions has your organization developed in response to COVID-19? What’s the big, bold idea that you’re confident would make a difference in the lives of people in our community? 
We want to hear about it.

Our FAQ provides more information about this opportunity.

View a summary of projects funded by the COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund.

Submit a Letter of Inquiry.
It will take big, bold ideas to pull us through this period of recovery. We know the best of these will come directly from the community. We’re talking about ideas that reshape what life looks like when it returns to “normal” — and render it more equitable than it was before the pandemic laid plain the stark disparities that pervade our society.
In the coming months, we will connect the best of these ideas to The Denver Foundation’s broad resources. We will also advocate for proposals with the greatest potential for impact within our network of nonprofits and public sector agencies.
What kind of support is available?
The Denver Foundation will support successful proposals through a range of resources including grants, program-related investments, and policy advocacy. We will also host convenings and critical conversations.
What kinds of proposals are we looking for?
Support will be concentrated in Public Health, Social Systems, Economic Recovery,  Education Equity, Public Policy Improvements, Systems Improvement, Racially Healing and Equity, and assessed through an equity lens.

By way of example, initiatives we’ve supported so far have focused on racial and economic equity including tax policy and paid medical leave, and research and convening exploring the ethical implications of COVID-19 as it relates to the environment and to mental health.