Grant Opportunities

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About Our Grants and COVID-19

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.

We recognize that COVID-19 is having immediate impacts on our communities and our sector, and we are responding. Please review the grant opportunities below and contact us with any questions.

Jeffco Hope Fund

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.

Incentive Grants for Nonprofit Endowment Partners

Jan. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019
This program is designed to stimulate endowment-building and encourage our Nonprofit Endowment Partners to invest for the future needs of their organizations.

Don't see a grant opportunity that fits?

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.

Not working within our grantmaking focus areas?

Community First Foundation strengthens nonprofits in numerous ways. We can help you manage an endowment, connect with supporters through or facilitate meaningful discussions in our free meeting space.

Noah Atencio
Vice President of Community Impact
Raymael Blackwell
Program Officer
Paul Mulligan
Director of Donor and Grants Administration
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