Respaldando la labor guiada por los residentes
The Denver Foundation tiene el placer de invitar a grupos comunitarios calificados para aplicar para fondos de parte del programa Strengthening Neighborhoods. El programa de Strengthening Neighborhoods provee becas pequeñas para apoyar al desarrollo y organización de comunidades de base. Los proyectos deben de utilizar las fortalezas y activos que ya existen en la comunidad, tales como, habilidades de los residentes o instituciones del vecindario (tales como, negocios, escuelas, iglesias o parques).
Las becas que Strengthening Neighborhoods adjudica usualmente un máximo de $5,000. El tamaño promedio de las becas es de $2,500. Las becas son adjudicadas directamente a los residentes para el uso en proyectos guiados por los residentes.
Todos los proyectos propuestos deben de ser planificados y guiados por tres o más residentes del vecindario que no estén relacionados. Nosotros le damos prioridad a los proyectos y campañas en comunidades donde las personas ganen menos del promedio de ingresos del área y en comunidades de color.
We consider requests for Strengthening Neighborhoods on an ongoing basis, with decisions made monthly. The Strengthening Neighborhoods Fund at The Denver Foundation is closed in December each year.
- Your work must connect with the mission of The Denver Foundation.
- A community group does NOT need to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to apply.
- Your community group must be led by at least three (3) unrelated people
- Your organizations must be located in and do work in Metro Denver.
- A final report from your last Strengthening Neighborhoods grant is due at the time you wish to re-apply for a new Strengthening Neighborhoods grant, or at the one-year anniversary of your grant approval – whichever comes first.
Grant awards given in previous years are no guarantee of future grant awards.
The concept behind Strengthening Neighborhoods is a simple yet powerful one: communities have many strengths and assets, including their people, institutions, and public resources. This means that residents often have the best insights into how to improve their neighborhoods, and with financial support, they can reach the best outcomes with and for their communities.
“People have always had ideas about how to improve their communities. But before Strengthening Neighborhoods, there was really no way for foundations to support those ideas,” said David Portillo, Strengthening Neighborhoods officer. “Communities were looked at as ‘glasses half empty.’ When we began looking at communities as glasses half full—and the residents as the ones with the answers—incredible things started to happen.”