In 2015, the Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) started the Immigrant Integration Sponsorship with the intention of bringing diverse communities together. That year we put out a call to the community to come forward with their most creative ideas for community bridging, learning, sharing and understanding. Denver organizations, neighborhood groups and passionate individuals responded to the call in overwhelming ways and came up with some of the most impactful events/activities we had ever seen; being inclusive of newcomers and building community. Since 2015, we have grown in size and scope but remain dedicated to funding projects that are created and implemented by the community.
Funding is made available for small, community-driven projects designed to:
This year, the maximum grant amount is $2,000 and is matched with in-kind support, volunteer hours or other grants for the specified project.
Tsigereda Feseha, Community Integration Coordinator