The City and County of Denver has created a new grant opportunity, the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund (NPERF), to support nonprofits in Denver to continue critical programs and services for residents across a spectrum of needs. It is one of Denver’s economic initiatives to support the nonprofit community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NPERF provides one-time grant assistance up to a maximum of $15,000 per grantee to eligible Denver nonprofit organizations to alleviate financial impacts resulting from COVID-19. To-date, the NPERF has awarded $1.8 million in grants to 184 Denver nonprofits.
Applications for the fifth round of funding are accepted from Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 a.m.
Colorado registered nonprofit organizations, including those with a nonprofit fiscal partner who are engaged in activities that are legal under Colorado and federal law. Your organization must be in good standing with local, state, and federal taxing and licensing authorities.
This relief program is targeting nonprofit organizations experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID pandemic (increased demand, decreased income, new services). The organization need not be housed in Denver but must attest that the funds will be used to support residents of Denver.
You are more likely to receive a grant if you are in one or more of these priority categories:
Yes, eligible nonprofits are encouraged to re-apply if they have been previously denied.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. You can expect to be notified if awarded within three weeks of your application being received.