Whether you are applying for a grant or are a current grantee, here are some resources to help you along the way.
Current Call for Proposals
Our current (or most recent) Call for Proposals can be downloaded here. Please refer to the dates listed in the document for registration and application deadlines, as well as the timeline for award notifications.
Caring for Denver Foundation’s Grant Request: Requested Documents (video and slides)
Join Tish Gonzales, Caring for Denver’s grants and operations manager, to learn about the documents that Caring for Denver Foundation requests as part of your grant application.
Application – Word Template
This Word template is provided to grantees who wish to use it as a tool to compose their responses then copy and paste responses into the application questions in the Grants Portal.
We will update our application from time to time as we receive feedback, so please make sure to check this page for the most recent version before you respond to any future Calls for Proposals.
We may provide or request particular document uploads during the grant application process. Links to the current versions of these documents are here.
Line-Item Budget Form
We require applicants to submit a Line-Item Budget using our template. Download the required Line-Item Budget Form template above, update with your figures, save, then upload your file in your application in the Grants Portal.
Budget Narrative Sample
We require applicants to submit a budget narrative. This document (3-page maximum) should include explanations of each line item you have included in your Line-Item Budget Form. Please provide a brief justification for each line item included in your budget. Refer to the above budget narrative sample for an idea of what we are seeking.
Organizations with approved Caring for Denver Foundation grants will find these resources useful.
Communicating Your Grant
Caring for Denver Foundation is honored to work with grantees and be associated with the great work serving our community. Because the funds fueling this work are public, we have a high level of accountability to the community to communicate about the programs and projects receiving grant support from us. We believe the impact of our collective work is elevated through effective and consistent communications about the programs, projects and organizations that receive grant support. We offer the following guidelines to assist you in communicating your grant.
Statement of Grant Expenditures Template
This form is to be submitted with yearly and final grant reports in the Grants Portal.
Mid-Year Learning Check-In Questions
Most grantees will have a mid-year learning check-in with their program officer. The questions can be found in the reports section of the Grants Portal. Preview them by downloading the document above.
Project Framework Document
After a grant has been awarded, grantees work with their program officer and the evaluation team to finalize a project framework. See a preview of the Project Framework template by downloading the document above.