Whether you are applying for a grant or are a current grantee, here are some resources to help you along the way.

Application Resources

Current Call for Proposals

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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.


Facebook Live Event – Alternatives to Jail (video)

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View on Youtube here.

We hosted a Facebook Live event to provide an overview of our Alternatives to Jail funding opportunity and answer questions from the community. Click above to watch on Facebook or YouTube.


How to Apply for Caring for Denver Foundation Funding (video)

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Learn how to apply for funding including what we will and will not fund, the process for applying, and commonly asked questions.


Caring for Denver Foundation’s Grant Request: Requested Documents (video and slides)

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Download slides PDF here.

Learn about the documents that Caring for Denver Foundation requests as part of your grant application.


Application – Word Template

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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.


Application Documents

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

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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 the your application in the Grants Portal.


Budget Narrative Sample

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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.


Grantee Resources

Organizations with approved Caring for Denver Foundation grants will find these resources useful.

Communicating Your Grant

View guidelines here.

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.

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