WELCOME TO THE DENVER FOUNDATION’S TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCE CENTER!
This is your resource for information about technical assistance.
You must review the Technical Assistance Guidelines [PDF] in order to apply. A decision will be made on your request within six weeks of the date the request is received. Plan ahead, TA grants will not be made for activities that have already occurred at the time the grant would be awarded.
Beginning in 2018, nonprofits are required to use the Foundation's online grant application portal.
Review Frequently Asked Questions about the Grant Application Portal including registration tips.
- Information about Technical Assistance (TA) grants from The Denver Foundation.
- A listing of grantees who have received TA awards so that you can connect on a peer-to-peer basis if you are thinking of applying for a TA award.
- Links to resources and websites that help nonprofits to do their work more effectively.
About Technical Assistance (TA) & TA Grants
What is Technical Assistance?
Technical Assistance is developmental support that enables you to do your work more effectively. Common examples of technical assistance activities include:
- Attending a workshop or training session on topics such as inclusiveness, resident-centered practices,
marketing, volunteer management, financial management, or fundraising
- Hiring a facilitator for a staff or board retreat
- Working with a consultant to develop a strategic plan or fundraising plan for your organization
All of these technical assistance activities build new skills and provide information that will help your organization
change and improve. They should include the active involvement of staff, constituents, and board members.
Not all forms of TA are eligible for funding from The Denver Foundation. For example, we would not provide a TA
grant for printing a new brochure designed to increase awareness of an organization. But, we would consider a TA
grant for staff, constituents, and board members to work with a consultant to develop an organizational marketing
plan. The first is passive: You pay someone to do something for you. The second is active: You pay someone to do
something with you and, in the process, acquire new knowledge and skills.