Funding Opportunity: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Funding Overview

Colorado’s immigrant* and refugee** populations are integral to the health of our state, yet these communities face unique needs and challenges. Today, families are confronted with a rapidly changing landscape of immigration policies and the uncertainty that goes along with it. Immigrant and refugee communities are experiencing concerns about safety and barriers to accessing primary care, behavioral health services and community-based supports critical to helping them and their families thrive.

This one-time funding opportunity will support up to 20 organizations addressing the immediate and emerging needs of Colorado’s immigrant and refugee communities. Through this support, we seek to advance opportunities to pursue good health and achieve health equity.

This funding opportunity will support organizations with projects up to $50,000 for up to 12 months.

Grant Deadline: Not accepting applications. This work is in progress.

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One-time funding is available to provide timely and responsive resources to organizations, such as legal assistance, “know your rights” education, access to primary care and behavioral health services, self-care management programs and community navigation services. Funding will not be provided to organizations for general operations or capital support.

Preference will be given to organizations with programs or projects that:

  • Are minority/immigrant/refugee-led, minority/immigrant/refugee-serving and/or governed organizations
  • Demonstrate success in actively engaging with Colorado’s immigrant and refugee communities in both program development and implementation
  • Are experienced in leading social justice movements to include a race, gender and/or class equity lens
  • Demonstrate adaptability and cultural responsiveness to the immediate and/or emerging needs of immigrant or refugee communities
  • Promote collaboration, support and capacity-building for a network of grassroots immigrant organizations, with the goal of making a positive impact in the communities they serve

We often partner with third-party evaluators, contractors and other organizations over the course of our work with applicants and grantees. Your application and its attachments may be shared with these individuals or entities during the review process and grant cycle. All third-party organizations partnering with the Foundation have signed a confidentiality agreement and will not use or share the information for purposes outside of the scope of work specific to the grant application or grant award. If you have any concerns or would like additional information, please email or call our  senior director of Grantmaking Operations at 303-953-3600.


*Immigrant: A person who migrates to another country, usually to settle there permanently

**Refugee: A person who flees their country in order to escape war, violence, persecution