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.
The latest COVID-19 relief package–The American Rescue Plan Act– was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The new legislation provides additional funding and expanded eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program, extends tax credits for organizations, extends federal unemployment benefits through September 2021, and provides billions in aid to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.
Learn more about the specifics of the plan in the resources below. While the plan provides much needed support for nonprofits, there is still work to be done. Read Independent Sector’s response statement outlining key wins and needs for the health of the nonprofit sector.
Summary of the American Rescue Plan Act.
Analysis of key provisions affecting nonprofits and the people they serve.
Analysis of key provisions including tax credits, unemployment benefits, housing assistance and more.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – learn about eligibility, timelines, and application process.
Learn about resources and loan programs to support small businesses and nonprofits including the updated Paycheck Protection Program and Shuttered Venue Operator Grant.
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