Maximizing Impact:
We will work to improve school readiness, achievement, and graduation rates for students from selected low-income communities.
See what impact we're having on the lives of Colorado's students.
Maximizing Impact:
Basic Human Needs.
We work to ensure shelter, basic medical care, access to nutritious food, and freedom from domestic violence for our most vulnerable residents.
Read the details about the impact we're having.
Maximizing Impact:
Economic Opportunity.
We help low-income residents have the tools and opportunities necessary for jobs and careers that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
Find out how the Denver Foundation is making a real difference.


Common Grant Application

Community Grants Application

Because so many nonprofit organizations work in the areas of Basic Human Needs, Education, Economic Opportunity, and Community Leadership, The Denver Foundation's application process is highly competitive. Therefore it is essential to follow the Foundation's Grant Guidelines thoroughly.

We require the revised Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA), with two key modifications described in our guidelines. 

Please click on the links below for the Revised Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA), and the CGA User's Guide. If your organization has special circumstances as described in the Grant Guidelines (fiscal sponsorship, public schools, national organization oversight, etc.) please click here.

The Denver Foundation Community Grants Program Application Guidelines

To download The Denver Foundation's Community Grants Program Application Guidelines, click here.


Revised Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA)

To download a template for the Common Grant Application, please click here.

Click below for a PDF copy of the CGA Users Guide.

Users Guide