Independent Financial: Small Grants (Fall)

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Predicted deadline: Sep 30, 2023 9:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Affordable Housing Business Development Early Childhood Development After School /Summer Educational Programs Financial Literacy Career/College Preparation Summer Camps Community Health Education Preventative Healthcare Basic Human Needs Children’s Mental Health Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Wellness & Healthy Living Vocational & Trade Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Colorado: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County Show all

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NOTE: This grant program has been merged with another. View up to date information on the Independent Financial: Community Grants page.

Announcing Our New Grants Program

Independent Financial has had a steadfast commitment to building strong, healthy communities, and having a robust Grants program is one way we have honored that commitment. 2020 brought many challenges that prompted us to reflect on our program to ensure it best aligns with the dynamic needs of our communities.

For this reason, Independent Financial is pleased to announce our new Small Grants Program. We have made improvements that will allow us to make a greater impact in our communities each year.

Program Overview

Grant Cycles

Eligible nonprofits aligned with our program funding priorities may apply according to their geographic location during the spring or fall application cycle. Applications will only be accepted once a year per organization, per cycle as listed below.

Spring Cycle

Fall Cycle Timeline

Applications will be accepted from organizations in the following regions/counties:

  • Dallas – Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall counties
  • Houston – Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria counties
  • Boulder – Boulder county
  • Denver – Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson counties
  • Fort Collins – Larimer county
  • Greeley – Weld county

Funding Priorities

We recognize that COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on our community’s residents and nonprofits throughout our footprint in both Colorado and Texas. Recent winter storms in Texas have created another substantial critical need. As a response to our communities in crisis, we are focusing our Small Grants funding to nonprofits (who meet funding priorities) experiencing program challenges due to unforeseen emergencies or urgent needs created by these events.

To achieve the greatest impact, we direct funding priorities to three specific areas: 

  • Community Development – workforce development, affordable housing, small business development and community revitalization;
  • Education – early childhood development, technical and career training, after-school programs, financial literacy for children and/or adults, summer camps and college-preparedness; and
  • Health & Wellness – community health services, preventative healthcare services, basic needs and behavioral therapy for children.

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


  • Serve low- and moderate-income individuals, families, or small businesses.
  • Have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation or fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit organization
  • Have programs that fall under Independent Financial’s philanthropic funding priorities: Community Development, Education, and Health & Wellness
  • Be located in one or more of the counties we serve in our Market Areas.


  • Independent Financial will not consider grants for:
    • Organizations that do not primarily address the needs of low- and moderate-income communities
    • Individual or team sponsorships
    • Event conferences or research projects
    • Organizations that discriminate against any classification protected by federal, state, or local law
    • Religious organizations that are not engaged in a specific project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base of the community
    • Political action committees, candidates, or causes
    • Capital costs (brick and mortar, the purchase of capital equipment, or other capital projects)

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This page was last reviewed April 18, 2023 and last updated April 18, 2023