Human Together Community Grants

In 2021, Denver Human Services (DHS) released its first Human Together Community Grants funding opportunity. It followed community conversations with residents and community partners. The topic: how DHS can better support communities.
DHS heard your voices. You asked for DHS to strengthen existing work in the community, and to not try to create new programs. It led to the Human Together Community Grants program. It provides funding to existing community programs and efforts.

2022 Grant Awardees:

FY22 Human Together Community Grants Final Report


Learn More About Human Together Community Grants

Applications are closed for the 2022 funding cycle. We have awarded all funds for 2022. Check back in early 2023, when we will reopen applications for the next round of grant funding.

Grant Funding Priorities

Read our 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  


 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).