The Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Application Information

For nonprofit organizations interested in a grant through The Denver Post Season To Share: 

The Denver Post Season To Share helps those less fortunate in our community improve their lives and become self-sufficient. Season To Share grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations in Metro Denver that focus on the program specific guidelines of Children and Youth, Health and Wellness, Homelessness and Hunger. For information on Season To Share guidelines, please click hereGrant applications are by invitation only.

For the 2020/21 Season To Share campaign, Letters of Intent were accepted from all eligible nonprofit agencies from May 15 – June 30, 2020.

If we received an LOI from your organization and you are selected to move forward in the process, your agency will receive an email from dpcommunity@denverpost.com in early September with more information. Those not chosen will also receive notification through email in early September. Full grant applications are by invitation only.

*If your agency received a Season To Share grant in the past three years, you did not need to submit an LOI unless you are requesting funds for a new program. Past grantees will receive an email in early September with further information. Please contact us at dpcommunity@denverpost.com with any questions. 

Season To Share, a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, uses an online application process that mirrors the Colorado Common Grant application questions and attachments.

Grant amounts will start at $10,000. 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.

For nonprofit organizations invited to apply for a Denver Post Community Foundation grant through a Signature Event or Program, please see the General Information and Requirements below:

– 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 or program 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

Funding for the following will not be considered:

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

Full applications are accepted on an invite-only basis and a link to our online application portal will be sent to those invitees.

For more information, contact:

Stacy Schafer
Communications and Grants Manager
The Denver Post Community Foundation
sschafer@denverpost.com