Climate Equity Fund

Supporting innovative and equitable climate projects

The Denver Foundation is pleased to invite qualified nonprofits to apply for funding from the Climate Equity Fund, a project of the Loewy Family Fund. The mission of the Climate Equity Fund is to support innovative local projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a measurable way while meeting the needs of communities most impacted by climate change. The Climate Equity Fund seeks to deploy resources to nonprofit organizations that are addressing climate change.

Grant ranges are expected to be in the $5,000 to $30,000 range. 


  • Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations working within the state of Colorado may apply.
  • Eligible organizations must be able to articulate how their specific program reduces carbon emissions in a measurable way, and how it supports individuals, communities, and neighborhoods in efforts to reduce climate change and improve community well-being.
  • Grants will only be given for programmatic or project work. We will not offer general operating grants.

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

Not eligible for funding: We will not consider proposals focused on policy advocacy or organizing around climate change.