Updates regarding COVID-19 from our Funding Partners
Foundations and organizations across the state are coming together to provide emergency funding to support Colorado communities as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our Helpful Resources page for additional information.
Please check this page for regular updates as we collect and share the most up to date information from our partners in the philanthropic community.
Colorado Grants Guide®
Colorado foundations have responded to the COVID-19 crisis and the Colorado Grants Guide® has timely information on emergency and recovery grant funding. This grant funding tool, comprised of over 700 funder profiles, will help you save time and find funding to support your critical work.
Rapid Response Funding
(newest and most pressing funding opportunities listed first)
Restorative Justice Colorado | Community Engagement Grants (between $500 – $5000 per award) – Request for Applications released September 15, 2020
Restorative Justice Colorado | Capacity/Innovation Grants (between $10,000 – $25,000 per award) – Request for Applications released September 15, 2020
Energize Colorado | Energize Colorado Gap Fund – Now open!
The Colorado Health Foundation | Deadline 9/18 | Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund – Now open!
Laura Jane Musser Fund | Applications accepted 9/1 – 10/1 | The Rural Initiative
Laura Jane Musser Fund | Applications accepted 9/15 – 10/15 | Intercultural Harmony Initiative
Bohemian Foundation | NoCo Music Relief Fund
Bonfils-Staton Foundation | Racial Justice Grants & Continued COVID-19 Grants
Caring for Colorado | Grant Details and Application
Colorado Food Systems Coalition | Colorado Producer and Food System COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
Colorado Media Project (CMP) | COVID-19 Informed Communities Fund
Community Foundation serving SW Colorado/United Way of SW Colorado | Community Emergency Relief Fund
Colorado Department of Transportation | Community Telework Challenge
Denver Arts & Venues | Colorado Artist Relief Fund
Denver Community Active Living Coalition | CALC 2020 MicroGrant Application
Denver Economic Development Opportunity |Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund
The Denver Foundation | The COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund
Exponential Impact | Mentorship and Resources Support
First Southwest Community Fund | COVID-19 Crisis Response Grants
History Colorado | State Historical Fund
Impact100 | Grant Details
Montrose Communty Foundation | Montrose Emergency Relief Fund
NextFifty Initiative | Special Initiative 2020
Pikes Peak Community Foundation | Emergency Response Fund Grant Application
Vail Valley Foundation | Community Fund Application
Yampa Valley Community Foundation | COVID-19 Response Fund
Flexible Funding and Funder Operations Updates
Arts in Society | A Grant Program Supporting Cross-Sector Work Through the Arts
Aspen Community Foundation | COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
A.V. Hunter Trust | COVID-19 Relief Grants Funded Information
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation | Funding to Assist Current Arts & Culture Grantees
Caring for Colorado Foundation | Updates on their Operations and Funding
Center for Disease Control | Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) | Donate to the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund
Community Foundation of Gunnison County | COVID-19 Fund
Colorado Creative Industries | COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant
Colorado Health Foundation | Updates on their Operations and Funding
El Pomar Foundation | Colorado Assistance Fund
Gates Family Foundation | Updates for Gates Applicants, Grantees, & Partners
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation | COVID-19
Lake County Community Fund | Grant Resources
Listen4Good | Fund for Shared Insight
Rose Community Foundation | Updates on their Operations and Funding
The Center for Effective Philanthropy | Statement Encouraging Increased Giving in this Time of Crisis
USDA Rural Development | Opportunities for Immediate Relief
USDA Rural Development | Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
United Way of Larimer County and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado | Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response
United Way of Pueblo County | Emergency Response and Recovery Fund
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law which includes emergency financial assistance to nonprofits! Starting April 3, nonprofits can apply for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help offset costs associated with COVID-19 response. Loans may be used towards payroll, health benefits during sick or family leave, salaries or commissions, interest on mortgage, rent, utilities and prior debt. Apply for up to $10 million depending on organizational monthly budget.
Small Business Development Center representatives are available to answer your questions through the COVID Economic Hotline at (303) 860-5881.
To learn more about aid for nonprofit organizations scrambling to determine how the act will apply to their organizations and how to proceed with filing for assistance, the Independent Sector is offering a free webinar.
Cares Act Loan Application Assistance. Get Connected with a Volunteer Lawyer
The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application.
Nonprofit Guide to the CARES Act Summarizes Provisions Applicable to Nonprofits (Including Those Loans You’ve Been Hearing About to Cover Payroll and That Don’t Need to Be Paid Back).
Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES ACT.
Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act.
COVID-19 Business Resource Center.
Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payment FAQ. This blog highlights frequently asked questions related to economic impact payments, commonly known as stimulus payments.