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In 2017, Community Grants in Education will focus on increasing school readiness for young children and student engagement and academic achievement for K-12 students. Grants in Education prioritize schools or communities with a minimum 50% of students receiving Free or Reduced Lunch or an equivalent measure of financial need.


  • Ensure every child enters school ready to learn by supporting systems-level and direct service efforts aligned with the Early Childhood Colorado Framework*
  • Increase K-12 academic achievement and engagement through evidence-based programs and practices 
  • Prevent students from dropping out of school or engage students who have dropped out of school
  • Support systems-level work (e.g., whole-school or district-wide) to decrease disproportionate suspension and expulsion of students of color 
  • Use arts education as a means of increasing school readiness, student engagement or academic success

*Please visit the FAQ section on The Denver Foundation’s website to learn more about concepts such as the Early
Childhood Colorado Framework, the whole-child approach,
and common sense discipline


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