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DBRC will announce its next direct grant cycle soon.

What we fund

Grants given by the Denver Black Reparations Council are focused on rebuilding and sustaining institutions and traditions that were destroyed, damaged, or prevented from thriving as the result of the enslavement of African and African descendant people and the aftermath of slavery.  This includes funding grants to:


  • Build economic strength, generational wealth acquisition and financial literacy
  • Support Black entrepreneurial ventures
  • Preserve and expand Black history, culture, knowledge and awareness
  • Enhance mental and physical health access and public health education
  • Provide quality education from early childhood through adulthood, including reimagination of career options and pathways
  • Enhance community building and advocacy that responds to the needs of Black residents
  • Provide access, including transportation, to critical life sustaining services
  • Support entities seeking to become a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization
  • Create openings for transformative change that is both systematic and relational
  • Provide emergency support that leads to sustained growth and development connections


To qualify for a grant from the Denver Black Reparations Council an organization, entity, or individual must:


  • Be Black-led and Black serving;
  • For these grants “Black” is defined as including people of African descent, or;
  • Having at least one ancestor who was enslaved in the United States; or
  • Having identified oneself as a Black, Colored, African American, or Negro on a legal document for at least a decade before the approval of any grant;
  • Fit one or more of the priorities identified above; and
  • Reside within the State of Colorado

If you are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor with this status you may be eligible for funding through the Denver Foundation Reparations source managed by the DBRC.