Guidelines for Funding Consideration
The Denver Post Season To Share campaign presented by Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, supports eligible nonprofit organizations and programs that help low-income children, youth and families access services to overcome obstacles impeding progress out of poverty and towards stabilization and self-sufficiency.
Funding consideration is given once per year to programs that meet criteria in one of the issue areas already mentioned. There is a competitive application review process and funding is not guaranteed to any organization, returning or newly invited.
Application Process for 2021/22 Grants
If you are interested in applying for a Season To Share grant, please review the requirements and guidelines on this page. Letters of Intent will be accepted through our online portal from eligible nonprofit agencies from May 15 – June 30, 2021. Please click here to submit your LOI.
In early September 2021, we will send your agency an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with either an invitation to apply or a decline to move forward for 2021/22.
If you are a Season To Share grantee from the past 3 years, you will not need to submit an LOI, unless you are requesting funding for a different program. You will receive an email in early September 2021 with further instructions.
*Full grant applications are by invitation only.
Season To Share, a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, uses an online application process that mirrors the Colorado Common Grant application questions and attachments.
Grant amounts will start at $10,000. A grant request must not exceed 10% of the general operating budget for the organization or if requesting program support, 30% of the program budget.
Eligible organizations/programs will:
- Meet the specific grant making criteria in one funding area
- Have active 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status (IRS letter dated within the last 5 years)
- Demonstrate one full year of program services and financial reporting
- Report strong measurable outcomes
- Have clearly presented goals, objectives and strategies
- Show sustainable and diversified funding streams
- Demonstrate a solid, stable financial position
- Serve vulnerable and low-income residents of the Denver metropolitan area (restricted to Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties)
Ineligible funding requests include:
- Capital campaigns or endowments or other reserve funds
- Public or private schools
- Government agencies
- Programs that do not fit funding guidelines or grant making strategies
- Organizations that practice discrimination of any kind
- Other foundations or nonprofits that distribute money to recipients of its own selection
- Religious organizations in support of religious programs
- Research projects or programs
- Influencing legislation or supporting candidates for political office
- Start-up funding
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 303-954-3001.