BRIC's 2022 Fall Grant Cycle opens September 6 and closes October 18, 2022, at 5:00 P.M.
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new information about the application process before applying!

BRIC Grants

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The BRIC Grants Program directs resources to address systemic racism and its impact on Black communities across the seven-county Metro Denver region. BRIC grants support Black nonprofit organizations led by and serving Black communities to withstand current crises and build long-term sustainability. Grant awards will typically range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Nonprofits interested in funding may apply once a year. Grants are made under the leadership of a community-led advisory committee dedicated to improving Denver's Black communities. Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

•   Be a viable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor.

•   Be Black-led and Black-serving. The Denver Foundation defines "Black" as encompasses people of        African and Afro-Caribbean descent, including African immigrants and refugees.

•   Serve the seven-county Metro Denver area.

•   Fit one or more of the identified priorities identified by the community-led advisory committee:​​

o    Emerging Community Issues/Needs.

o    Health – racial trauma, infant/mother mortality, underinsured, uninsured, Medicaid eligible                and/or, COVID-related loss of benefits.
o    Housing – renters and/or, people involuntary displaced or experiencing homelessness to                  provide access to housing/home ownership for low-income community members.
o    Economic Opportunity – business or workforce development or access to living-wage jobs.
o    Racial Justice – community organizing, advocacy, law, and/or policy reform.
o    Youth – youth organizing, youth-led programs and/or, culturally responsive programs.


Funds are available to cover operational costs associated with maintaining the business, retaining employees, covering and for rent and utilities. Funds may also address new and emerging needs in service/program offerings outside normal operations due to emergency responses, including social distancing and Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs.

BRIC does not fund:

•   Capital campaigns
•    Building endowments or reserve funds

•    Operating funds for foundations, funds or giving circles
•    Membership campaigns
•    Special events or sponsorships
•    Grants to individuals
•    Grants for re-granting purposes
•    Multi-year funding requests
•    Conferences, symposia and related travel
•    Grants for medical, scientific or academic research
•    Grants that further political doctrine or religious activities
•    Grants to parochial or religious schools

•    Organizational Scholarships


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2022 Spring BRIC Grant Cycle 

- Opens: 2/14/22  Deadline: 4/1/22  @ 5pm


2022 Fall BRIC Grant Cycle

- Opens: 9/6/22    Deadline: 10/14/22 @ 5pm

Applications to the BRIC Grants Program must be submitted online.  Before applying, you will need to register through TDF Grant Manager, The Denver Foundation’s new online grant application portal. For instructions on how to register, visit the website.  You do not have to be ready to submit your application to register.