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 501(c)(3) 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
- energy efficiency
- renewable energy
- air quality
- Housing and Homelessness
- affordable housing
- 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 Manager. Returning awardees will need to submit their final report from the previous cycle as part of the application process.
Register and Apply
Read the Guidelines
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- Spring/Cycle 1 applications open on January 15 and close March 1.
- Fall/Cycle 2 applications open June 14 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.
2023 Community Grants Program Recipients
2022 Community Grants Program Recipients, Spring Cycle
2022 Community Grants Program Recipients, Fall Cycle
To learn more about how to apply, please join us for an online information session:
February 13, 2024
See the recording from our 2024 Cycle 1 information session
Read through our 2024 Cycle 1 information sessions slide deck
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting or have questions.