Denver Reparations Fund

December 29, 2020

The Denver Reparations Fund grant program is a combined effort of Reparations Circle Denver (RCD), a giving circle of The Denver Foundation, and the Denver Black Reparations Council (DBRC), an organization focused on rebuilding and sustaining institutions and traditions that were destroyed, damaged, or prevented from thriving as a result of the enslavement of African and African descendant people and the aftermath of slavery.

Grants from the fund typically range from $2,500 – $7,500+ and are awarded in spring and fall grant cycles annually for a total of $50,000 each cycle.

Grant Priority Areas:

  • Build economic strength, generational wealth acquisition and financial literacy
  • Preserve, provide access to, and expand Black history, culture, knowledge, and awareness
  • Enhance mental and physical health access and increase public health education
  • Provide quality education from early childhood through adulthood, including reimagination of career options and pathways
  • Enhance community building and advocacy that responds to the needs of Black residents
  • Provide access, including transportation, to critical life-sustaining services
  • Create openings for transformative change that are both systematic and relational