Guidelines for Funding Consideration
The Denver Post Season To Share 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.
The 2023/24 Grant Opportunity Process is Closed
Letters of Inquiry for the 2023/24 Season To Share grant cycle were accepted from May 15 – June 30, 2023.
Season To Share grantees from the past three years, did not need to submit an LOI.
Email notifications with information were sent out the week of September 11, 2023. Emails were sent to the Primary Contact but may not have landed in the Inbox, so please check all folders. (Recent STS grantees, please make sure we have your up-to-date contact information.)
The Denver Post Season To Share is a competitive and limited grant opportunity.
*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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.