Community First Foundation is a nontraditional funder. We typically release at least one open competitive grant that varies in size, strategy and scope from year to year. Our collaborative approach with community partners drives the type and quantity of funding we provide.
Community First Foundation (CFF) announces a new grant opportunity for Jefferson County (Jeffco) nonprofits. The Helping Each Other Thrive grant opportunity aims to help identify partners, engage donors, increase community engagement in neighborhoods and inform local needs and the Foundation’s future work. Community First Foundation is investing $1 million in grant funds to support two types of community engagement efforts for residents living in high poverty areas in Jeffco. Awards will be announced in November.
The COVID pandemic significantly increased food insecurity and disruptions to our local food supply. Prior to COVID, 9.1% of Coloradans and 10% of Jeffco residents were experiencing food insecurity, but since the pandemic began, this percentage has quadrupled.
If your organization works within our focus areas, but no grant opportunity aligns with your services at this time, we still want to be part of your network. We value our role as a connector, partner and collaborator and welcome you to contact the Vice President of Community Impact, Noah Atencio.