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Our Grants

Our Grantmaking Approach

Caring for Denver Foundation works with those on the front lines to address the mental health and substance misuse challenges in the City and County of Denver.

Seeking a Grant

Current focus area: Youth

We are currently reviewing proposals for our Youth focus area. This funding supports innovative mental health, trauma, and/or substance misuse supports, which increase youth’s resilience to life stresses and pressures; address mental health and substance misuse early; and/or provides supports for families and allies of youth to better support youth in their healing.

Where we’re focused

We fund efforts that tackle issues in areas that Denver residents identified and prioritized as the highest areas of need:

Alternatives to Jail

Care Provision

Community-Centered Solutions


We want to hear your ideas.

Grant FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of answers to commonly asked questions to help equip and prepare you to more confidently apply.

Our Youth funding opportunity is now closed. For updates, click to sign up for our mailing list.