Before You Apply

Thank you for your interest in grant funding from Community First Foundation. To save time and energy, we encourage prospective applicants to learn more about our focus areas, eligibility criteria and grant opportunities. Please note that Community First Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Do You Work Within Our Focus Areas?

We typically release a few grant opportunities each year that vary in strategy, size and scope. Nonprofits working in our focus areas are invited to learn more about our grant opportunities and become part of our network.

Do You Fit Our Basic Eligibility Criteria?

Organizations wishing to apply should be headquartered or providing services in the Denver metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties).

The following are not eligible for grants from Community First Foundation:

  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations
  • Fundraising events
  • Private foundations, other foundations or nonprofits that distribute money to recipients of its own selection
  • Endowments
  • Organizations that practice discrimination of any kind
  • Organizations that do not have fiscal responsibility for the proposed project
  • Organizations that do not have an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit IRS determination letter

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