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Denver Post Season to Share Grant

Grants to Denver Area, Colorado Nonprofits for Health and
Wellness, Homelessness, Hunger, and Children and Youth

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Foundation / Corporation

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Denver Post, DaVita and Denver Post Community Foundation

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado nonprofit organizations for programs that focus on hunger, homelessness, health and wellness, and children and youth. New applicants and programs must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations and programs that help low-income children, youth, and families access services to overcome obstacles impeding progress out of poverty and towards stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Programs must serve vulnerable and low-income residents of the Denver metropolitan area (restricted to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties).

Grant Making Focus Areas:
- Children and Youth: Funding will focus mainly on out-of-school time programs that support the development of children and youth in the community, ages 5 – 18. Programs must be evidence-based and demonstrate positive outcomes in academic achievement and/or social and emotional development and show ongoing relationships with children/ youth beyond a one-time encounter. Programs must also focus on youth with barriers to success, serving at least 60% who qualify for free and reduced lunch or other low-income indicator.
- Health and Wellness: Everyone deserves access to services that help them be healthy, including physical, behavioral and dental health care. Funding will focus on established programs providing access to affordable, high-quality health care services for low-income residents in underserved communities. Programs of interest include community health centers serving under- and uninsured populations that provide integrated care and K-12 school-based health centers in schools where at least 60% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch.
- Homelessness: This funding area supports prevention services and/or long-term housing strategies with multiple wrap-around services for individuals and families. Eligible programs include homelessness prevention programs that provide short-term financial support (i.e. rent, utilities, mortgage) to maintain current housing and supportive and transitional housing (six months or more) with additional supporting services. Programs must effectively demonstrate impact by tracking clients who are able to maintain housing and/or those who transition into and maintain more permanent and/or stable housing.
- Hunger: Funding priority is given to established providers with large-scale programs or initiatives that reduce food insecurity. Eligible organizations and programs must meet the following criteria: effectively use data to make organizational decisions; provide client-choice services; offer nutritious food options; work in geographic areas where gaps for and access to nutritional services exist; support enrollment in SNAP/benefit programs; and provide warm referrals to other community supports.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147313

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $50,000. A grant request must not exceed 10% of the general operating budget for the organization or if requesting program support, 30% of the program budget.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations/programs will:
-Meet the specific grant making criteria in one funding area
-Have active 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status (IRS letter dated within the last 5 years)
-Demonstrate one full year of program services and financial reporting
-Report strong measurable outcomes
-Have clearly presented goals, objectives and strategies
-Show sustainable and diversified funding streams
-Demonstrate a solid, stable financial position
-Serve vulnerable and low-income residents of the Denver metropolitan area (restricted to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties)

Ineligible funding requests include:
-Capital campaigns or endowments or other reserve funds
-Public or private schools
-Government agencies
-Programs that do not fit funding guidelines or grant making strategies
-Organizations that practice discrimination of any kind
-Other foundations or nonprofits that distribute money to recipients of its own selection
-Religious organizations in support of religious programs
-Research projects or programs
-Influencing legislation or supporting candidates for political office
-Start-up funding

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that fit within the Season To Share guidelines, from May 15 – June 30, 2019. If selected, your agency will receive an email in early September with more information.

Grant applications are by invitation only. If your agency received a Season To Share grant from the 2017/18 and/or 2018/19 campaign, you will not need to submit an LOI unless you are seeking funds for a new program. Your agency will receive an email in early September with further information.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to submit an LOI:

Denver Post Community
101 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Denver metropolitan area (restricted to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties)