Community First Foundation is a nontraditional funder. We typically release at least one open competitive grant that varies in size, strategy and scope from year to year. Our collaborative approach with community partners drives the type and quantity of funding we provide.
The Community First Foundation Jeffco Hope Fund will offer grant support for Jeffco organizations who are providing direct services to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 in the first round of funding (Round 1, deadline April 15).
Round 2 for the Jeffco Hope Fund expands funding to support Jeffco-focused nonprofits experiencing a negative impact to operating budgets due to suspended programming, canceled fundraising events and/or shrinking or lack of resources to continue their work during this period of social isolation. While the aim is to stabilize many nonprofits that contribute to the quality of life and health of Jefferson County, priority will be given to organizations critical to delivering services for the most vulnerable and for whom a grant will contribute financial viability in the months to come.
Organizations who received Round 1 Jeffco Hope Funds may also apply for Round 2. Please note, this application is being posted prior to some Round 1 applicants receiving notification. Final notifications will be sent by April 22, 2020.
Round 1 grant application closed on April 15, 2020.
Round 2 grant application closes on May 7, 2020 5:00 p.m. MDT.
Round 2 applicants receiving awards will be notified by email on May 21.
If your organization works within our focus areas, but no grant opportunity aligns with your services at this time, we still want to be part of your network. We value our role as a connector, partner and collaborator and welcome you to contact the Vice President of Community Impact, Noah Atencio.