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General COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Grant Opportunity

Rose Community Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Fields of work: Preventative Healthcare Racial / Ethnic Justice & Rights Health Care Access & Delivery Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Poverty Alleviation & Services Basic Human Needs Child Care Services Economic Services & Development Wellness & Healthy Living Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

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

Location of residency: United States

About this funder:



General COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Grant Opportunity

Rose Community Foundation is accepting funding requests to support organizations that are working to mitigate or alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 on communities in the Greater Denver region.

Grants will be structured as general operating or programmatic grants, at the request of the applicant, with all funds to be used for the organization’s stated response to COVID-19 or its impact on the communities served. Grant awards will be up to $50,000 and will be for a period of six months, from July 1 – December 31, 2020.

Priority Funding Areas

  • Mental health (telehealth counseling, therapy, case management, hotlines, mindfulness, physical activity).
  • Behavioral health.
  • Job loss / back to work support (re-training, up-skill training, job search/placement, childcare assistance).
  • Basic needs assistance for individuals and families (rent, utilities, family economic stabilization, etc.).
  • Census outreach work that has been disrupted by COVID-19.
  • Food insecurity.
  • Health disparities in communities of color.
  • Racial/ethnic backlash (i.e. anti-Asian sentiment).
  • Virtual service delivery.
  • Wellness slide-back and public health (i.e. vaccinations, well-check screenings).

Rose Community Foundation’s COVID-19 grantmaking will be organized into three phases:  

  • Prevention/Containment/Emergency Response – Grants directed to nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic that are specifically aimed at supporting the Greater Denver region’s most vulnerable and impacted populations. Rose Community Foundation made an initial round of grants in this area in early April, but more grantmaking in this category may be deployed as the needs continue and resources are available. 
  • Impact Mitigation – As the health and economic implications of COVID-19 and its ripple effects are felt across our community, Rose Community Foundation is committed to supporting the provision of critical services that address both mid-term and longer-term impacts and challenges created by COVID-19 while advancing inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities. 
  • Recovery – The economic disruption of COVID-19 precautions has taken a heavy toll on our Greater Denver nonprofit and small business sectors, the people they serve and the people they employ.  Rose Community Foundation will join donors and peer funders in strategically supporting the fiscal recovery of nonprofits in the Greater Denver area to ensure they can continue playing vital role in the overall health and sustainability of our region.  

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


  • Nonprofit organizations, schools, government entities, and other tax-exempt organizations serving the seven-county Greater Denver region: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
  • Unincorporated organizations, groups, and initiatives may apply but must have a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.


This page was last reviewed June 02, 2020 and last updated June 02, 2020