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.

CRC has put together its own document summarizing the provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act, which you can access with the button below.

Independent Sector

Summary of the American Rescue Plan Act.

National Council of Nonprofits 

Analysis of key provisions affecting nonprofits and the people they serve.

Colorado Fiscal Institute

Analysis of key provisions including tax credits, unemployment benefits, housing assistance and more.

Small Business Association

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – learn about eligibility, timelines, and application process.

Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Learn about resources and loan programs to support small businesses and nonprofits including the updated Paycheck Protection Program and Shuttered Venue Operator Grant.

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.

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