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Since December 2022, more than 10,000 people have arrived in Denver after traveling from South and Central America. The city of Denver, the state of Colorado, and many local nonprofits are responding quickly to welcome them and provide necessary services. For those individuals and families who intend to make their home here in Colorado, there are immediate needs that our community can rally together to help address.

Fundraising is underway for the Newcomers Fund, which has granted more than $770,000 to date. Please note that we have only funded initial triage services, but as fundraising continues, we hope to deploy future grants in support of nonprofits addressing longer-term needs.

Support the Newcomers Fund

All dollars raised through the Fund will be deployed quickly and strategically to Colorado nonprofits providing essential services. Grant decisions are being made with guidance from a steering committee which includes representatives from the City and County of Denver, the State of Colorado, The Denver Foundation, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, and Mile High United Way.

Donate online

To give via check, please mail to:
Rose Community Foundation
4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80246
Include “Newcomers Fund” in the memo line

Wire transfer instructions can be found here.


Grantmaking from the Newcomers Fund is currently paused as we evaluate current needs.

Grantees to date

If you are not applying for funding but would like to stay informed about the Newcomers Fund, please complete the form below.

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