Check in

2022 Community Check in

Created by Denver, for Denver, we integrate the community in every aspect of our work. Tell us where our funding can be most impactful.

Online Survey

Take our 15-minute survey, distributed citywide in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Respondents can opt-in to a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card by October 9.

Community Conversations

Participate in conversations with the Caring for Denver team to get perspectives on our work and priorities from your community. We’re hosting in-person sessions throughout Denver and three online sessions:

Monday, September 12 at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live

Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m. on LinkedIn Live

Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in SPANISH on Facebook Live

To host a Community Conversation, contact Patrece Hairston-Peetz our community engagement director.

Social Media

Stay connected to what we’re learning or share additional thoughts on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook

Our Process

We integrate the community in every aspect of our work, from creating our funding priorities, to reviewing applications, to defining our success.


Infographic shows how community members are at the center of everything we do. They direct how we evolve and adapt: 1) Shape our funding priorities; 2) Help us identify gaps in funding, resources, and connections; and 3) Keep our work relevant to emerging issues. They shape our calls for proposals: 1) Share experiences to inform what we're asking from organizations; and 2) Provide input on applications. They define our desired outcomes: 1) Provide community context to make meaningful change; and 2) Help us interpret progress, results, and success measures.

As outlined by our ordinance, we have a regular “check in” every three years to seek community guidance more broadly. It’s an opportunity for us to share what we’ve learned, check in with what resonates, and adapt to Denver’s changing needs. This ensures that everyone in Denver has the opportunity to see themselves in our work to promote healing and recovery.