Grants

JLD will be granting up to $50,000 during our 100th Anniversary year (runs June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019), and up to $30,000 in 2019-2020, bringing the total to $100,000 over three years to honor our century of service in Denver.

The grant application for our 100th Anniversary year is open October 1-19, 2018. Click here to download the application. Questions? Email jldgrants@jld.org.

TIMELINE:

October 19, 2018 Deadline to notify the Grants Committee of your intent to apply via email
November 5, 2018 Concept Letter Due
November 16, 2018 Semi-finalists notified and invited to submit Colorado Common Grant Application
January 11, 2019 Colorado Common Grant Application Due
February/March 2019 Site visits with finalists
May 2019 Grant recipients notified and funds awarded

 


2017-2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

JLD granted $20,000 to four deserving nonprofits in May 2018!

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVER AT MARSICO CAMPUS
$1,000 and 250 Books 

Grant will be used for The Early Literacy Initiative that provides experiences, programming and informational resources that promote daily adult-child reading, support the development of early literacy skills and foster a lifelong love of reading. Learn more: www.mychildsmuseum.org

 

FLORENCE CRITTENTON SERVICES
$10,000

Grant will be used to support the Teen Literacy Program which provides critical language and literacy programming to children at their Early Childhood Literacy Center. Learn more: www.flocritco.org

 

THE GROWHAUS
$5,900

Grant will be used to help create a year round literacy station for the BEES program (Budding Early Experiences) for 3-10 year olds and their after school program (ages 7-10). Throughout the day, children can use the books, which focus on healthy eating, active living, growing food, food justice and more, in the outdoor educational classroom as well as at home. Learn more: www.thegrowhaus.org

 

HEART & HAND CENTER 
$3,100

Grant will be used to provide literacy programming for 130 youth and their family members from a highly marginalized population in Northeast Denver. This work is critical in ensuring students stay on track for educational proficiency in each grade. Learn more: www.heartandhandcenter.org