Community Grants Program


We invest in your vision.


The Denver Foundation and our donors are honored to support a diversity of organizations and community groups who are working to foster a more just, healthy, and vibrant Metro Denver area and beyond.

Through the Community Grants Program, the foundation invests in nonprofit organizations and collaborations that are reducing disparities and promoting equity for communities, prioritizing people living in poverty, immigrants and refugees, and people of color in Metro Denver.

We also offer a wide variety of issue-focused grant opportunities to advance your cause and create positive change.

About The Community Grants Program


Funding Priorities

In response to the needs, desires, and solutions we heard from the community, we updated our Priority Funding areas as part of our new Strategic Framework.

The Community Grants Program funds 501c3 organizations in the following priority areas:

  • Economic opportunity
    • community wealth-building
    • workforce development
  • Education- K-12 in-school reforms with an emphasis on:
    • racial equity
    • school funding
  • Environment
    • energy efficiency
    • renewable energy
    • air quality
  • Housing and Homelessness
    • affordable housing
    • homelessness
  • Transportation
    • public transit accessibility and affordability

Grant awards typically range from $20,000 to $50,000. We prefer requests for general operating support, but we will consider both general operating and program support. To begin your application please register on our new online grant portal, TDF Grant ManagerReturning awardees will need to submit their final report from the previous cycle as part of the application process.

Register and Apply 

2022 Community Grants Guidelines 

 

Grant cycles

  • Spring/Cycle 1 applications open on January 15 and close March 1.
  • Fall/Cycle 2 applications open June 15 and close August 1.

If any these dates occur during a weekend, the application will open the Friday before and the application will close the following Monday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about our grants? Questions about submitting through our online portal? Find answers to common questions about our grants process and additional funding sources. The Denver Foundation staff will also be available for office hours. You can also contact us at grants@denverfoundation.org to schedule a meeting or if you have questions.

Grants FAQ