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 resident groups and nonprofit organizations that are reducing disparities and promoting equity for communities, prioritizing people living in poverty, immigrants and refugees, and people of color.

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
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Transportation

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 Manager.

Register and Apply 

2022 Community Grants Guidelines 


Grant cycles

  • Our Spring 2022 application opens Friday, January 14, and will close Tuesday, March 1
  • Our Fall 2022 application opens Wednesday, June 15, and will close Monday, August 1.


Spring 2022 Pre-Application Information Sessions 

We invite eligible organizations to join us for a pre-application information session, which will help guide you through the process of applying for a grant. This workshop is designed for executive directors, grant writers, administrators, and anyone who will support the submission of your application. Information sessions will be offered, January 26, 12-1 p.m., and February 16, 9-10 a.m.

Register for the January 26 session

Register for the February 16 session


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. Denver Foundation staff will also be available for office hours Monday, January 17 through Tuesday, March 1. You can also contact us at to schedule a meeting or if you have questions.

Grants FAQ