Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Application Information

General Information and Requirements:

– Agency must be a 501(c)3 organization (as shown by the agency’s IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt determination letter)
– Grant requests falling within the stated guideline areas can be for program support or general operating support
– Agency must serve the Metro Denver area (primary)
– Agency has been operating for more than one year
– A current audit or IRS 990 must be made available
– Agency must be in good financial standing
– The amount of the request should not exceed $10,000

**Please note: Agency must wait a full year to request funding after receiving a grant from The Denver Post Community Foundation

Funding for the following will not be considered:

– Capital funding
– Individual schools
– Individual persons
– Religious organizations for religious purposes

The application process starts with a digital Letter of Introduction (LOI). Full applications are accepted on an invite-only basis. The LOI should be no more than two pages and include the following:

– Background on the organization and its mission
– Demographic and geographic areas served (along with numbers served)
– Clearly state requested guideline with a description of how the requested funds will be used
– A description of the organization’s most recent program impacts
– Complete organization contact information

Please email completed LOIs as an attachment with your organization’s name and requested guideline in the subject line to: (hard copies will not be accepted)

**LOIs for the 2017 Education & Literacy and Human Services areas were accepted through June 16, 2017. Notification of invite to apply will be issued in July 2017. Grant awards will be announced in October 2017.

**LOIs for the 2018 Arts & Culture and Children & Youth areas will be accepted through September 22, 2017. Notification of invite to apply will be issued in November 2017. Grant awards will be announced in February 2018.

For more information, contact:

Stacy Schafer
Marketing, Development and Communications Manager
Denver Post Community Foundation