Human Together Community Grants

Grant Funding Priorities

In 2021, DHS released its first Human Together Community Grants funding opportunity in response to community conversations we held with residents and community partners to learn how best Denver Human Services can support communities.  We were asked to ensure that we bolstered existing work in the community and didn’t try to create new programs. This is what led to the allocation of funds to support the Human Together community Grants program. Here is a link to the 2021 Human Together Community Grants Impact Summary.

As Denver continues to recover from the devastating and disproportional economic and public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to making strategic investments in the community that create lasting change. We see these grants as a prime opportunity to support our partners in their work to build resilient communities for generations to come.

2022 Funding Priorities

  • Youth: Social and emotional community-based youth violence prevention programs
  • Resilient Communities: Community-based behavioral health supports to increase access for the health, safe, and resiliency of Denver residents
  • COVID-19 Disparities: targeted services and supports for individuals disproportionally impacted by COVID-19
  • Equity and Access in Workplace: community organization capacity building  


2022 Application now closed.




 Open Date:  February 25, 2022
 Q&A Date: March 9, 2022
 Application Close Date: March 24, 2022
Funding Announcements: Week of May 2nd
Dates of the term: June 6 to December 31, 2022
Midterm Report: October 3, 2022
Final Report: January 9, 2023

Past Awardees

2021 Human Together Community Grant Awardees

Read more about each awardee here.

  • Access Gallery
  • Amped*
  • Bikes Together*
  • Bluff Lake Nature Center*
  • Boulder Community Broadcast – KGNU*
  • Breaking our Chains*
  • Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers & Scientists
  • Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization*
  • D3 Arts*
  • Denver Inner City Parish*
  • Denver Tool Library*
  • Developmental FX*
  • Diverse City Consulting*
  • El Sistema Colorado*
  • Environmental Learning for Kids*
  • Extreme Community Makeover*
  • Friends of Haven*
  • Imagination Library Denver*
  • Jovial Concepts*
  • Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center*
  • Make a Chess Move*
  • Mamabird Interviews*
  • Mi Familia Vota Education Fund*
  • Museo de Las Americas*
  • New American College
  • Padres Unidos*
  • PlattForum
  • Prodigy Ventures*
  • Rebuilding Together Metro Denver*
  • Slow Food Denver*
  • Street’s Hope*
  • Struggle of Love Foundation*
  • Sun Valley Youth Center*
  • The Urban Farm*
  • Think 360 Arts for Learning*
  • Vuela For Health*
  • Warm Cookies of the Revolution*

*Asterisks denote awardees in neighborhoods identified as priority by the Denver Human Services Index (Athmar Park, Barnum, Clayton, College View, Elyria Swansea, Globeville, Kennedy, Montbello, Ruby Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, Westwood, and Windsor).

Current Awardees

2022 Human Together Community Grant Awardees

Adam's Purpose*

ArtistiCO Inc*

Bluff Lake Nature Center*

Christ Executive Officer Inc*

Community Outreach Service Center*


D3 Arts*

Denver Tool Library*

Dress for Success Denver*

Earthlinks Inc.

El Sistema Colorado*

Extreme Community Makeover*

Grace Temple Church*

Greater Denver CARES*

Imagination Library Denver*

In Lak'ech Denver Arts*


Laverne Gillespie Ministries*

Make A Chess Move*

Mamabird Interviews*

Mirror Image Arts*

Moyo Nguvu Cultural Arts Center*

Museo de las Americas*

Our Front Porch


Pure Patience Cancer Foundation*

RISE 5280

SOAR - Seeing Our Adolescents Rise*

Street's Hope

Sun Valley Community Center*

The JEKL Institute*

The Master's Apprentice

Thriving Families*

*Asterisks denote awardees in neighborhoods identified as priority by the Denver Human Services Index (Athmar Park, Barnum, Clayton, College View, Elyria Swansea, Globeville, Kennedy, Montbello, Ruby Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, Westwood, and Windsor).