ELIGIBILITY

Applications are open to invited organizations that meet the below general criteria within the seven-county Metro Denver area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson). Grants are occasionally awarded to organizations outside of Metro Denver.

 

  • Programs delivering and improving economic education
  • Programs providing behavioral health services
  • Programs serving children’s health
  • Programs serving youth and families at risk
  • Programs serving inner-city ministries
  • Programs improving the cultural quality of life

Awards will be made in March of each year and must be used within 12 months.

DUE DATE

In 2019, the Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Fund will invite organizations to apply for funding. Organizations will be notified if they are invited to apply by July 15, 2019. Online applications will be due by Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 5 pm MDT. Grants will be made on or before the end of March 2020.                                

APPLY ONLINE

Applications are by invitation only and must be submitted online. If invited, you will need to register on The Denver Foundation’s grant application portal before completing your online application. Click on these FAQ’s for more information about the portal and links to registration.

• Registration takes approximately one business day to process in our system. We strongly urge any organization interested in submitting an online application to complete the registration process no later than August 27, 2019 for the September 3, 2019 deadline.

• If you are limited by technology or unable to use the online system, please call 303.300.1790 and ask to speak to a grants manager. We will work to accommodate your organization.

• Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by March of 2020. If the committee has further questions, they will be in touch with organizations directly.

Application Requirements

On the online application, applicants will be required to
submit:

    • A brief overview of the organization’s background,
      mission, and programs
    • A summary of the project to be funded and amount
      requested
    • Budget for proposed project (when applicable)
    • Current organizational budget
    • Current list of Board members
    • List of key staff
    • Description of major contributors in past year
    • Most recent 501(c)(3) determination letter

PREVIOUS GRANTEES:

If you received a grant in 2019 from the Rollie R.
Kelley Family Foundation Fund, you will be required
to submit a brief update (not to exceed one page) on
the work funded by the previous application. Final
reports are due in March of 2020.

 

CONTACT

Please email kelleyfoundation@denverfoundation.org
with any questions about the process. No phone calls please.