The Rollie R Kelley Family Foundation is accepting applications that support the legacy of Rollie R. Kelley and 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

Application deadline is Tuesday, September 4, 2018  at 5 p.m. MST.

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

Applications should be submitted online. 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 28, 2018 for the September 4,
2018 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 2019. 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

    • A brief overview of the organization’s background,
      mission, and programs
    • A summary of the project to be funded and amount
    • 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


If you received a grant in 2018 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 2019.


Please email
with any questions about the process. No phone
calls please.