Details about 2023 grant cycles are below. To be notified about open funding opportunities, please sign up here

Newcomers Fund

Since December 2022, more than 10,000 people have arrived in Greater Denver after fleeing unrest in South and Central America. Colorado organizations serving newcomers from the Southern U.S. border are encouraged to apply for this open funding opportunity. Learn more.
Timeline | Grant decisions will be made on a rolling schedule twice a month.
Grant Amounts will be determined based on the breadth and depth of impact in addition to the total amount available to grant.
Application Overview and Questions (provided for reference only, submit your application using the link below).

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Civic Engagement Rolling Opportunity

Supporting efforts aimed at elevating the voices and priorities of those furthest from opportunity through inclusive civic engagement activities, including voter participation and engagement, community organizing, leadership development and civic forums.
Timeline | To be reviewed on a rolling basis from February 6 until all funding is distributed.

Arts and Culture Rolling Opportunity

Supporting organizations or community-driven projects that elevate the voices of diverse communities and promote inclusion and belonging in the Greater Denver region – prioritizing artistic and cultural projects that center social change and justice.
Timeline | To be reviewed as applications are received March 31 through November 30, or when all funding is distributed, whichever comes first.

Building Equitable Futures for Children and Youth

Supporting organizations that provide youth- and child-focused services, center youth and family voice, and address systemic inequities to increase educational achievement and bolster post-secondary work options for youth furthest from opportunity.
Timeline |Applications are due by March 1. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by May 26.

Jewish Life Grant Cycles One and Two

Supporting organizations and programs that are reflective of Greater Denver’s Jewish communities and offer meaningful and relevant opportunities to engage in Jewish life, while welcoming diverse individuals, families and practices.
Timeline | For cycle one, applications are due on April 17 and applicants will be notified of funding decisions by June 9. For cycle two, applications are due by July 10 and applicants will be notified by October 27.
Grant amounts | Grant requests should generally not exceed 15% of the current year’s operating budget.

Equitable Economic Opportunity and Community Wealth Building

To support organizations working to close gaps in access and opportunity by increasing financial security, dismantling generational cycles of poverty, and growing assets for individuals and communities furthest from opportunity.
Timeline | Applications are due by July 10. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by October 27.
Grant amounts will typically range from $25,000 to $75,000.

Policy and Advocacy Ecosystem

To support organizations leveraging policy and advocacy efforts to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities.
Timeline | Applications are due by July 10. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by October 27.
Grant amounts will typically range from $25,000 to $75,000.

For questions about funding opportunities, please contact:

Maria Torres and VJ Brown | Community Grantmaking

Jacob Rosenblum | Jewish Life

Sarah Kurz and Ray Barrie-Kivel | Policy and Advocacy