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.

Community Grants Program Now Open to Applications

The Denver Foundation’s first Community Grants cycle under our new Strategic Framework is now open to applications. Through the Community Grants Program, The Denver Foundation supports nonprofits that serve the seven-county Metro Denver area; advance our Core Values of constituent engagement and racial equity; and align with our priority funding areas. The complete guidelines are now online. Learn more, register to apply, and submit your application.

View a recording of a pre-application workshop. Contact with questions. 

Start Your Application 

Download the Guidelines 

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. These areas are: Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment and Climate, Housing, and Transportation.


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.

Grants FAQ

About The Technical Assistance Program

Technical Assistance is developmental support that enables you to do your work more effectively. Technical Assistance grants are available to members of our grantee family. Any recipient of a Denver Foundation grant is eligible to request a Technical Assistance (TA) grant. The Denver Foundation recognizes the need for continued support after receiving an initial grant.

Technical Assistance activities build new skills and provide information that will help your organization
change and grow. 

Technical Assistance Guidelines