Deadline: 4/1/22

Amount: $5,000-$25,000



The Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Grants Program directs resources to address systemic racism and its impact on Black communities across the seven-county Metro Denver region. BRIC grants support Black nonprofit organizations led by and serving Black communities to withstand current crises and build long-term sustainability. Proposals must serve to benefit one or more of the community issues/needs as listed below:

  1. Health: Racial trauma, infant/mother mortality, underinsured, uninsured, Medicaid eligible, COVID-related loss of benefits
  2. Housing: Renters, involuntary displacement, people experiencing homelessness, access to housing for low-income people
  3. Job retention/Job transition: Training, re-training, access to living-wage jobs
  4. Racial Justice: Community organizing, advocacy, law and policy reform
  5. Youth: Youth organizing, youth-led programs, culturally responsive programs.

Funds are available to cover operational costs associated with maintaining the business, retaining employees, covering and for rent and utilities. Funds can also can address new and emerging needs in service/program offerings outside normal operations due to emergency responses, including social distancing and Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs. Nonprofits interested in funding may apply once a year. Grants are made under the leadership of a community-led advisory committee dedicated to improving Denver’s Black communities.

Eligible applicants:

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a viable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor.
  2. Be Black-led and Black-serving. BRIC defines “Black” as encompassing people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent, including African immigrants and refugees.
  3. Serve the seven-county Metro Denver area.


  1. Capital campaigns
  2. Building endowments or reserve funds
  3. Membership campaigns
  4. Special events or sponsorships
  5. Grants to individuals
  6. Grants for re-granting purposes
  7. Multi-year funding requests
  8. Conferences, symposia and related travel
  9. Grants for medical, scientific or academic research
  10. Grants that further political doctrine or religious activities
  11. Grants to parochial or religious schools


LaDawn Sullivan

Director of the BRIC Grants Program