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City of Denver Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

City of Denver

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Fields of work: Human & Social Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Denver County, Colorado

Location of residency: Colorado


Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

The City and County of Denver has created a new grant opportunity to support nonprofits in Denver to continue critical programs and services for residents across a spectrum of needs. It is one of Denver’s economic initiatives to support the nonprofit community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Colorado registered nonprofit organizations, including those with a nonprofit fiscal partner who are engaged in activities that are legal under Colorado and federal law.
    • Your organization must be in good standing with local, state, and federal taxing and licensing authorities.
  • This relief program is targeting nonprofit organizations experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID pandemic (increased demand, decreased income, new services).
    • The organization need not be housed in Denver but must attest that the funds will be used to support residents of Denver.


  • You are more likely to receive a grant if you are in one or more of these priority categories:
    • Nonprofits who are operating within priority neighborhoods including Elyria- Swansea, Globeville, NE Parkhill, East Colfax, Montbello, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood.
      • Organizations not located in these neighborhoods but serving these resident will also be prioritized if supporting documentation is provided.
    • Nonprofits that provide service to vulnerable populations including under-resourced or historically marginalized groups such as communities of color, older adults, people experiencing poverty or homelessness, immigrants and refugees, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and the people you serve are represented on your board and/or staff.
    • Nonprofits whose pursuit of equity is expansive where language justice, underrepresented groups, and social/economic equity is meaningfully represented.

This page was last reviewed October 25, 2020 and last updated October 25, 2020