Grant Opportunities

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About Our Grants and COVID-19

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.

We recognize that COVID-19 is having immediate impacts on our communities and our sector, and we are responding. Please review the grant opportunities below and contact us with any questions.

Helping Each Other Thrive

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.

Moving from Emergency Response to Recovery in Jefferson County

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.

Jeffco Hope Fund

Jeffco nonprofits are finding strength and help with support from the Community First Foundation Jeffco Hope Fund,  a rapid-response fund to strengthen and stabilize Jeffco community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19.

Incentive Grants for Nonprofit Endowment Partners

Stimulating endowment-building and encouraging Nonprofit Endowment Partners to invest in their futures is one way we help nonprofits protect themselves for brighter, sustainable outlooks.

Don't see a grant opportunity that fits?

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.

Not a match for our impact areas?

Community First Foundation strengthens nonprofits in numerous ways. We can help you manage an endowment, connect with supporters through or facilitate meaningful discussions in our free meeting space.

Noah Atencio
Vice President of Community Impact
Kelly Degering
Grants Manager
Marybeth Goodwin
Program Officer
Nazia Hasan
Program Officer, Policy + Advocacy
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