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 9/18Black 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 

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.

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. 

Independent Sector

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.

Colorado Nonprofit Association

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

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Americans for the Arts Action Fund have highlighted some of the $2 trillion stimulus bill cleared by Congress.

COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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).

National Council of Nonprofits 

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES ACT.

US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship 

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act.

Paycheck Protection Program 

Application Form.

Office of Economic Development & International Trade 

COVID-19 Business Resource Center.

Get Ahead Colorado

Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payment FAQ. This blog highlights frequently asked questions related to economic impact payments, commonly known as stimulus payments.