Human Together Community Grants

2023 Funding Opportunity


In 2021, Denver Human Services (DHS) released its first Human Together Community Grants funding opportunity, which was based off input from residents and community partners. In these community conversations, you asked DHS to strengthen your work in the community. 2023 will be the third year that we fund community-driven initiatives.

Community-based organizations may apply for up to $50,000 in mini-grant or $120,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Denver-based organizations are invited to apply for $800,000 in funding to empower communities through tailored navigation services.

2023 Funding Priority: Resource Navigation Services

This year’s funding priority aims to enable organizations to create, enhance, or expand capacity to support community-based navigation of benefits and local resources. DHS seeks to build partnerships with organizations that will prioritize navigation, connecting individuals and families in Denver to services and resources across organizations, city agencies and systems.

Questions and Answers

We held a virtual information session on Monday, August 8, 2023. Review the questions and answers:

Human Together Community Grants Q+A(PDF, 180KB)


The funding opportunity submission deadline closed on August 28, 2023. Grant awardees will be announced by DHS in September. You can find more details by expanding the Timeline accordion button below:


 Process  Date / Time
Request for Applications Opens  July 31, 2023
Virtual Information Session

 August 8, 2023

12-1:30 p.m. Mountain Time (MT)

Deadline to submit questions via BidNet  August 11, 2023
DHS responses posted to BidNet  August 15, 2023
Request for Applications Closes  August 28, 2023 by 3:30 p.m. MT
Funding Announcements  Week of September 18, 2023
Term Dates  To be determined (one year terms, beginning in October 2023)
Midterm Report Due Date  Set in Mini Grant contract (six months into term)
 Final Report Due Date  Final business day of contract term

Previous Human Together Community Grant Awardees

2022 Awardees

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 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).


2021 Awardees

2021 Human Together Community Grant Awardees

2021 Human Together Community Grants Impact Summary

Watch impact stories:
2021 Grant Awardee Showcase

Read more about each awardee

  • 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).