Community Grant Program


Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants through our annual charitable giving program, the Lakewood Community Grant Program, administered in coordination with the Lakewood Legacy Foundation.

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Are you eligible to apply?

Nonprofit organizations seeking funding must:

  • Have a principal place of business in Jefferson County, Colorado.
  • Allocate grant funds for services that support Lakewood residents.
  • Be registered as a Colorado nonprofit organization with the Colorado Secretary of State and be organized in the State of Colorado.
  • Have 501(c) (3) status.
  • Have a current certificate of good standing from the Colorado Secretary of State.
  • Have been in operation for three years or longer.

Please Note: Funding or sponsorship for events or conferences is not available through this grant program.

More Information:
June Angole

Online Application & Evaluation

 The 2019 application process has closed.

Online Application Form

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Organization background/experience
  • Program or project information
  • Lakewood community benefit
  • Evaluation/impact
  • Financial information
  • Financial sustainability


2019 Timeline

  • Application deadline: March 29, 2019
  • Evaluation of applications: April 2019
  • Funding decisions: May 2019


More Information:
June Angole

In 2019, Lakewood nonprofit organizations, including applicants to the Community Grant Program, will be encouraged to seek additional funding through a fundraising challenge. The city will help promote the community fundraising effort through its media outlets.


2018 Awards

The following organizations were awarded funding through the 2018 Community Grant Program:

  • The Action Center
  • All Comforting Things of CO, Inc. (ACT)
  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.
  • CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
  • Colorado State University Extension Jefferson County
  • The Colorado Teen Project
  • Easterseals Colorado
  • Family HomeStead
  • Family Tree, Inc.
  • Hands of The Carpenter
  • Jeffco Boys & Girls Club
  • Jeffco Eats
  • Lakewood Symphony Orchestra
  • Outdoor Lab Foundation
  • Ralston House
  • Second Wind Fund, Inc. 
  • Sprout City Farms