Powerful ways to meet community needs.

We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. Our grantmaking process is highly targeted and guided by our strategic plan. 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 explore our grant opportunities below.

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Grant Opportunities

Name of Grant Opportunity
2018 Improving Conditions of Community Health in Jeffco > Closed
2018 Incentive Grants for Nonprofit Endowment Partners > Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018



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. In addition to our financial resources, we value our role as a connector, partner and collaborator. We welcome you to contact with the Vice President of Community Impact, Noah Atencio.

Not working within our grantmaking focus areas?

Community First Foundation strengthens nonprofits in a variety of ways. We can help you manage an endowment, connect with supporters through ColoradoGives.org or facilitate meaningful discussions in our free Meeting Space.

Contact Us

Noah M. Atencio

Noah Atencio
Vice President of Community Impact
Contact Noah with questions about our grantmaking strategy and opportunities in our mental wellness focus area.
720.898.5931 | natencio@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Paul Mulligan
Grants Administration Manager
Contact Paul if you are an existing grantee, or if you have questions about submitting a grant application or report.
720.898.5918 | pmulligan@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Jennifer Griffis
Program Associate
Contact Jennifer with questions about eligibility, how to apply for a grant and opportunities in our Jefferson County focus area.
720.898.5907 | jgriffis@CommunityFirstFoundation.org

Raymael Blackwell
Program Associate
Contact Raymael with questions about eligibility, how to apply for a grant and opportunities in our mental wellness focus area.
720.898.5915 | rblackwell@CommunityFirstFoundation.org