The Denver Foundation is pleased to invite qualified community groups to apply for funding from the Strengthening Neighborhoods program. The Strengthening Neighborhoods program provides small grants to support grassroots community development and organizing. Projects must make use of the strengths and assets that already exist in the community, such as residents’ skills or neighborhood institutions (like businesses, schools, churches, or parks).
Strengthening Neighborhoods awards grants are usually a maximum of $5,000. The average grant size is $2,500. Grants are made directly to residents for use in resident-led projects.
All proposed projects must be planned and led by three or more unrelated residents of the neighborhood. We prioritize projects and campaigns in communities where people earn less than the area median income and in communities of color.
Applications are due December 31, 2023.