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). Additional support for nonprofits who may not be providing direct services but have been negatively impacted due to suspended programming, canceled fundraising events and/or shrinking or lack of resources to continue their work during this period of isolation will be available in the second round of funding (Round II – opens April 15).

Round 1 grant applications closes on April 15, 2020 5:00 p.m. MDT.
Application for Round 2 Funding will be available by April 15.

Jeffco Grants: Food Insecurity

If your organization is working to address food insecurity in Jefferson County, please consider applying for this grant. 
Deadline for grant applications is April 15, 2020 5:00 p.m. MDT 

Please Note: The Foundation is earmarking a portion of the funds for this grant opportunity to support rapid response funding for food insecurity in response to COVID-19. Please use the application for the Jeffco Hope Fund above if you are actively engaged in reducing food insecurity in response to COVID 19.

Jeffco Grants: Housing Instability

If your organization is working to address housing instability in Jefferson County, please consider applying for this grant.
Deadline for grant applications is April 15, 2020 5:00 p.m. MDT

Please Note: The Foundation is earmarking a portion of the funds for this grant opportunity to support rapid response funding for food insecurity in response to COVID-19. Please use the application for the Jeffco Hope Fund above if you are actively engaged in reducing food insecurity in response to COVID 19.

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 ColoradoGives.org or facilitate meaningful discussions in our free meeting space.

Noah Atencio
Vice President of Community Impact
720.898.5931
Raymael Blackwell
Program Officer
720.898.5915
Paul Mulligan
Director of Donor and Grants Administration
720.898.5918
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