Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund

Directing resources to address systemic racism

The Denver Foundation is pleased to invite qualified organizations to apply for funding from the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund. The BRIC Grants Program directs resources to address systemic racism and its impact on Black communities across the seven-county Metro Denver region.

BRIC grants support Black nonprofit organizations led by and serving Black communities to withstand current crises and build long-term sustainability. 

Grant awards will typically range from $5,000 to $25,000.

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  • Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Your organization must be Black-led and Black-serving. Encompassing people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent, including African immigrants and refugees.
  • Your organization must be located in and do work in the seven-county Metro Denver area.
  • Your organization must fit one or more of the identified priorities identified by the community-led advisory committee:​​​
    • Emerging community issues/needs
    • Health – racial trauma, infant/mother mortality, underinsured, uninsured, Medicaid eligible, and/or COVID-related loss of benefits
    • Housing – renters and/or people involuntary displaced or experiencing homelessness to provide access to housing/homeownership for low-income community members
    • Economic Opportunity – business or workforce development or access to living-wage jobs
    • Racial Justice – community organizing, advocacy, law, and/or policy reform
    • Youth – youth organizing, youth-led programs, and/or culturally responsive programs

Grant awards given in previous years are no guarantee of future grant awards.

Not eligible for funding:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Building endowments or reserve funds
  • Operating funds for foundations, funds, or giving circles
  • Membership campaigns
  • Special events or sponsorships
  • Grants to individuals
  • Grants for re-granting purposes
  • Multi-year funding requests
  • Conferences, symposia, and related travel
  • Grants for medical, scientific, or academic research
  • Grants that further political doctrine or religious activities
  • Grants to parochial or religious schools​
  • Organizational Scholarships

Additional information

This funding opportunity has two grant cycles. The spring cycle applications are open from February 1- March 15. The fall cycle applications are open from June 1- July 15.

Nonprofits interested in funding may apply once a year. Grants are made under the leadership of a community-led advisory committee dedicated to improving Denver’s Black communities.