Lowe Fund

Supporting nonprofits that serve individuals with developmental disabilities

The Denver Foundation is pleased to invite qualified nonprofits to apply for funding from the Lowe Fund, a field-of-interest fund at The Denver Foundation. The Lowe Fund provides grants to nonprofits in Colorado that support training, education, and research into the causes, cures, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Grant ranges are between $10,000 – $50,000.


  • Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3).
  • Your organization must be located in or operate in Colorado.
  • Your work must connect with the mission of the Lowe Fund.
  • Organizations that provide systems-level advocacy, including legal advocacy, are eligible to apply for funding.
  • Organizations in rural areas are encouraged to apply.

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

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 July 1- August 15.

About the donor

The Lowe Fund is built around the belief that people with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and other disorders have the right to full lives that include social connections, opportunities to be physically active and healthy, and to engage in meaningful employment, training, and/or educational opportunities. Established in the 1960s by the Lowe family, the fund has resided at The Denver Foundation since 1994.