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.

A new COVID-19 relief package was passed by Congress in December 2020. The new legislation expands and extends programs in the CARES Act and includes additional loans under the Paycheck Protection Program for some small nonprofits, Emergency Economic Injuring Disaster Loans, and Employee Retention Credit.

Read this Summary of the 2020 Year-End COVID-19 Relief, Spending, and Tax Legislation and learn more about eligibility criteria, timelines, and application information in the resources below.

Independent Sector

How to apply to nonprofit relief funds.

Colorado Nonprofit Association

What’s in the year-end stimulus package for nonprofits and communities?

National Council of Nonprofits 

Nonprofit provisions in the new COVID-19 relief legislation.

Office of Economic Development & International Trade 

COVID-19 Business Resource Center.

Cares Act Loan Application Assistance. Get Connected with a Volunteer Lawyer 

Small Business Development Center representatives are available to answer your questions through the COVID Economic Hotline at (303) 860-5881.

Rapid Response Funding

(newest and most pressing funding opportunities listed first)

Bohemian Foundation | NoCo Music Relief Fund 

Bonfils-Staton Foundation | Racial Justice Grants & Continued COVID-19 Grants

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

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado | Current Grant Opportunities

The Denver Foundation | The COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

First Southwest Community Fund | COVID-19 Crisis Response Grants

History Colorado | State Historical Fund

Impact100 | Grant Details

NextFifty Initiative | Community Response Fund

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

Denver Economic Development Opportunity | Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

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 

Philanthropy Colorado COVID-19 Resources

Our partners at Philanthropy Colorado have compiled and regularly update information on COVID-19 resources.  Visit their website and learn more about the philanthropic response to COVID-19.  They have compiled the results of the survey conducted of over 700 nonprofit organizations to assess the impact of COVID-19. Read the summary here.