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North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative Nonprofit Mini-Grants

Supporting positive community initiatives of Denver’s caring, welcoming, and creative residents.

In 2018, the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative offered for the first time a series of small grants that will support the meaningful and necessary work of nonprofit organizations in the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods. 

The NDCC mini-grants seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and performance of nonprofits currently active in these communities.

Learn more about our 2018 mini-grant recipients and see how they will be using their funds to give back to the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods.


$2000 Grant Recipients


The G.E.S Coalition is made up of resident leaders, community organizers and organizations, allies, and advocates working to align community health and increase the well-being of people in the Globeville, Elyria, Swansea neighborhood.


A contemporary art center, RedLine Gallery is committed to fostering education and engagement between artists and communities in order to create positive social change while working to respond to the community’s needs.


$1000 Grant Recipients



Birdseed Collective is dedicated to educating and enabling the disadvantaged and under-resourced throughout Denver with visionary art and civic projects and programs.



El Centro Humanitario works to promote the rights and well-being of day laborers and domestic workers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action, and advocacy.


A “movement of volunteers working to complete homes and neighborhood projects in specific Denver neighborhoods”, Extreme Community Makeover assists in neighborhood clean-ups in Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea.



Focus Points is working to build better communities and strengthen families by providing specialized programming and support to low-income, Spanish-speaking families.



The mission of Groundwork Denver is to bring sustained improvement of physical environment and promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action.


“We are Colorado” is a new program through History Colorado that serves as a platform for community connection to both inform an oral history storytelling project and educate people about the past.


$500 Grant Recipients


Focus Points is dedicated to serving low income families in the greater northeast Denver area and providing resources to all.


Project Angel Heart works to improve health and well-being for people with life threatening illnesses by preparing and developing meals and promoting the power of food as medicine.

General Information
  • 2018 application deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018 (postmarked, delivered or emailed by this date)
  • Awardees will be named by the week of May 28, 2018
  • Projects must be completed by November 30, 2018
  • Final reports from grantees must be submitted by December 31, 2018

Will Chan
Deputy Director - North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative