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Strategic Investment Grants

The Mile High United Way Strategic Investment Grant application process is now open.

For over 132 years, Mile High United Way has been proud to be the steward of our community’s collective generosity, and to bring voice to the most critical issues facing our community.

Over the past decade, the greater Denver community has grown and changed dramatically. With those changes have come the responsibility to respond in ways that a decade ago, we could not have imagined. Working with our community partners we have learned from the insights you have shared.

To that end, you will see an evolution in our Strategic Investment Grant (SIG) process. We are placing a greater emphasis on under-resourced communities and a greater emphasis on supporting our youngest Coloradans and their parents.

As our communities change around us, we are grateful for your willingness to engage in partnership with us, and to lead the way in creating hope for the future for every family.

See Our Current Nonprofit Partners

Mile High United Way Strategic Investment Grant Request for Proposal

All applications must be submitted online to Mile High United Way by 5 p.m. MST on January 31, 2020.

View Information Packet

View the Mile High United Way Strategic Investment Grant Applications:

Collaborating For Impact Application Emergency and Basic Needs Application Strategic Priorities Application

Application Resources:

* Download detailed maps that show the specific street names of our priority areas. See PowerPoint for an overview of all associated images:

Download Community Maps*

Partner Expectations Document
Using the Blackbaud Online Platform
Access the Online Platform
Frequently Asked Questions

Attend one of our information sessions:

December 4, 2019 - 9am - 11am - Denver County, Mile High United Way
December 5, 2019 - 1pm - 3pm - Boulder County, Community Foundation Boulder County
December 6, 2019 - 10am - 12pm - Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center
December 9, 2019 - 2pm - 4pm - Arapahoe County, Aurora Central Library
December 11, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm - Jefferson County, Mountain Resource Center
December 16, 2019 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Douglas County, Lone Tree Library
December 17, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Denver County, Mile High United Way

Application Bootcamp

December 19, 2019
Limited Space

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How the Program Works

Where We Invest

We invest in nonprofit organizations whose work aligns with our community impact goals and strategies in our 7-county Metro Denver footprint.

Community-Driven Process

Grantees are determined through a rigorous selection process including: volunteers, stakeholders, donors, subject-matter experts, business and community leaders, and Trustees.

Our Partners

The 2018-2020 grants were awarded to 100 high performing organizations, all working together to change the odds for the children, families, and individuals in Metro Denver.

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How to Apply

The Mile High United Way Strategic Investment Grant application process is now open. All applications must be submitted online to Mile High United Way by 5 p.m. MST on January 31, 2020. Please see RFP and application details above.


We invite you to attend one of the above information sessions, or we welcome the opportunity to speak with you and provide clarification and guidance during the process. Please call our dedicated information line at 303-561-2338 or email us at

Roweena Naidoo

Senior Director, Policy and Impact Investments

Email at
or call, 303-561-2338


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