Apply via The Denver Foundation

What the Fund for Reparations Covers at The Denver Foundation

Grants given by the Fund for Reparations 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 fund is housed at The Denver Foundation and managed by DBRC. It includes funding grants to:

  • Build economic strength, generational wealth acquisition and financial literacy
  • 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
  • Create openings for transformative change that is both systematic and relational


To qualify for a grant from the Fund for Reparations at The Denver Foundation an organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor with this status;
  • Be Black-led and Black serving. For these grants “Black” is defined as including people of African descent;
  • Fit one or more of the priorities identified above; and
  • Reside within the state of Colorado

The link to apply for a Fund for Reparations grant is coming soon.

If you are not 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 Black Reparations Council (DBRC), directly.