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The Denver Foundation will launch a new strategic framework, including new grant priorities and timelines, in early 2021. We look forward to sharing this new plan with you. In the meantime, only organizations that received awards in the February 1, 2020 Community Grant cycle are invited to submit applications for the first grant cycle in 2021. Applications are due by Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 5 p.m.


You must review the Grant Guidelines [PDF] in order to apply. Applications are due by the following deadlines, and decisions take approximately four to five months from the deadline date.

Read our guidelines thoroughly and review our Frequently Asked Questions. Then, we invite you to contact The Denver Foundation to speak with one of our staff to assess fit with our priorities. Nonprofits are requested to use the Foundation's online grant application portal.

Upcoming Deadline Date Approximate Decision Dates
February 1, 2021 Late June

In addition to Community Grants, we will also work with community partners identified through Requests for Proposals and other outreach efforts focused on specific strategic objectives. Sign up for our email list to receive information about future funding opportunities in these areas.

More Information About Applying to the Community Grants Program

Other Grant Programs

Click here for information on some of The Denver Foundation's other grant programs such as:

To schedule a conversation with a member of the staff, please contact Alma Martinez,

Aurora Strong Resilience Center

In the wake of the Aurora theater shootings, community members, elected officials, and mental health professionals came together to create a dedicated space for wellness and support, both for those who’d been in the theater and others in the community in need of healing.

Food Pantry Partnership

With the generous support of gifts from two anonymous donors, The Denver Foundation has supported three food pantry collaboratives, working together to improve the delivery of emergency food in their communities.