The Human Together funding community opportunity is offering grant funding up to $10,000 per organization. The funding priorities for this 2021 opportunity are:
Community Organization Capacity Building: Improving an organizations effectiveness and ability to achieve its mission and improve client outcomes.
Examples of activities may include, but are not limited to: reducing the digital divide for staff and clients; employee training such as trauma-informed care, two-generational approaches to service delivery or cultural biases; strategic investments in your organization that increase sustainability.
Social Justice and Community Cohesion: Grassroots, resident-led initiatives that bring people together to work for the common principles of social justice and community cohesion.
Examples of activities can include, but are not limited to equity, diversity and inclusion training; empowerment and community art projects; youth leadership development and mentoring; projects that increase access for those historically marginalized.
Supporting Resilient Communities: Community-focused efforts to help Denver residents build healthy, safe, resilient lives.
Examples of activities can include but are not limited to mobile or door-to-door food delivery for individuals with transportation or mobility barriers; supporting expecting and new parents and their children; urban community gardens that reduce food scarcity; improving access to physical or mental fitness opportunities.
During the scoring process, bonus points will be given to applications supporting the following neighborhoods: Athmar Park, Barnum, Clayton, College View, Elyria Swansea, Globeville, Kennedy, Montbello, Ruby Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, Westwood, and Windsor as identified by the Denver Human Services Index.
The primary goal of this funding is to make strategic investments in the Denver community, while empowering communities to develop innovative strategies to address pressing needs. All funds will be used to support community organizations and residents of Denver.