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Beginning in 2018, if you are applying for our Community Grants Program, you are requested to use the Foundation's online grant application portal.

Basic Human Needs

Basic Human Needs grants will focus on serving those experiencing hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, and lack of access to basic medical care.
Learn more about Basic Human Needs

Leadership & Equity

Leadership & Equity grants will build a diverse pool of leaders to increase racial equity.
Learn more about Leadership & Equity

Economic Opportunity

Economic Opportunity grants will focus on the economic health of people and communities, and the barriers to economic equity.
Learn more about Economic Opportunity


Education grants will focus on Culturally Responsive Education as a strategy for increasing academic achievement for P-12 students.
Learn more about Education

The Arts

The Denver Foundation has a proud history of supporting the arts. Arts organizations that fit the strategies and priorities outlined in these guidelines are encouraged to apply in their respective funding areas.
Learn more about The Arts

Technical Assistance Grants

The Denver Foundation will focus Technical Assistance Grants on expanding the capacity of grantees from all of our grantmaking programs. If you received a grant related to one of our four community impact objective areas, you are eligible to apply for a Technical Assistance Grant.
Learn more about Technical Assistance Grants

We fund 501(c)(3) organizations and collaborative efforts among 501(c)(3) organizations and other groups in the seven-county Metro Denver.

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Rising Above: Keeping Kids in School and Learning

Research shows that a student who is suspended is far more likely to repeat a grade and even to drop out. In fact, high rates of suspension lower academic achievement and increase behavioral problems for the entire school.

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.