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.
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.
Amounts: $2,500 – $15,000
Application available: March 1
Application closes: March 22
Decisions: General operating support ranging from $2,500- $15,000 will be made on a rolling basis while funds remain. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 22 at 5 p.m.
Notifications and payments: Applicants receiving awards will be notified by email by April 1.
The effects of social isolation, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, have significantly impacted domestic and family violence, mental health needs, and substance abuse needs in our community. This grant opportunity is aimed at all organizations that have stepped up to address these issues for the populations they serve. Our Jeffco hope is to fuel innovative and proven approaches that promote the physical/mental health and safety of our community.
Examples include but are not limited to:
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.