Nonprofit & Volunteer Resources

CARES Act Chatbot to Help Nonprofits Navigate Relief Programs During COVID-19The Independent Sector has launched a new CARES Act Chatbot to help you quickly and more efficiently answer pressing questions and apply for relief programs. It's updated with the info from the new funding as well. (The chatbot pops up after you click the green logo on the bottom right hand of the screen.) The page also has tips and instructions on how to use the stimulus funds to sustain your nonprofit.
Colorado Assistance FundGrants from this fund through the El Pomar Foundation will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus.
Colorado COVID Relief FundGrants are available to nonprofit organizations, local government, school districts, and small businesses who are: serving areas of the state with limited nonprofit capacity and/or serving a community need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Through this fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. Visit their website for more information.
COVID-19 Guidance for Places of WorshipFor many of us, our faith and spiritual community are critical to our well-being, especially in a time of crisis. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment supports the necessary transition to electronic platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more, visit this link.
COVID-19 Relief Funds and Philanthropic Responses: Philanthropy Colorado has compiled a list of relief funds and grant money available to non-profit organizations who are battling the effects of COVID-19. View the list on their website.
Help Colorado NowFill out this form to help fill volunteer spots for roles that could be filled by spontaneous volunteers. Available to nonprofits and government agencies.
Help CO Now: Volunteer SupportHelp CO Now is helping to pair volunteers with those organizations who need them during this time of COVID-19. To request volunteers, for roles that could be filled by spontaneous volunteers, visit this link and fill out the form.
How the CARES Act Works for NonprofitsAdams County Legislative and Government Affairs Administrator Adam Burg pulled together this guide to help non-profits understand the CARES Act resources available to them. For more details and understanding, visit this link to learn more from the National Council of Non-Profits. The chart they've provided is neither financial nor legal advice for any specific organization. It is an analysis of the new law before any rules or regulations. 
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative - Flex FundAny organization or provider that partners with OneHome, our community’s Coordinated Entry System, or is a member of the Metro Denver Continuum of Care (CoC), can submit a request to MDHI’s Flex Fund on behalf of eligible households experiencing a housing crisis in Metro Denver. Individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis in the seven-county Metro Denver region and who are working with a partnering organization are eligible for Flex Fund financial assistance. Households must be literally homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit their website.
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative - Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Support Request and FundTo support our partners during this time, the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) would like to support agencies who utilize the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in keeping up to date on data entry and ensuring data quality. Applicants may apply for a technology award up to $2,500 for computer hardware to implement HMIS (laptops, scanning equipment, etc.) OR for up to $2,500 for data entry support OR may request direct assistance from MDHI.To view eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit this link
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative - Tech Support Funding: To support our partners during this time, the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) would like to support agencies who are working to house people while navigating office closures, social distancing, and other challenges. Eligible funds include cell phones and chargers for clients, and software to enable remote housing navigation (e.g. Docusign, Adobe Pro, Adobe Acrobat DC, cell phone apps for clients). Available to MDHI members only. To view other eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit this link.
Nonprofit Enrollment in ColoradoGivesThe program centers around ColoradoGives.org, a year-round online giving website featuring profiles of more than 2,500 Colorado nonprofits. It is also the platform for Colorado Gives Day. To create a nonprofit profile and join the website, please follow the directions on the website. Non-profit organizations are able to use this platform to fundraise money for COVID-19 response efforts, as well as non-COVID related work. 
Nonprofit Financial Resources AvailableNonprofit Quarterly has compiled a list of financial resources available to non-profits of all different sizes (based on number of employees). To view this list, visit this link.
Virtual Case Management Considerations and Resources for Human Services Program: The urgency and complexity of this situation will require sustained attention and ongoing innovation. As a first step in adopting virtual case management approaches, this document lays out technology and practice considerations, as well as resources. Much of the information compiled is drawn from health care services, which has made considerable progress over the past decade in telehealth. While health care services differ in many ways from human services, telehealth services can provide useful lessons and resources.
Volunteer Recruitment Support with Mile High United WayMile High United Way is organizing volunteers for the Denver Metro Area. If your organization wants to request volunteers, please email volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org with your needs.

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