Together We Count Census 2020 Mini-Grants Application

The Denver Foundation

Denver-based nonprofit organization Together We Count (TWC) has two mini-grant opportunities for outreach, technology support, and community engagement for hard-to-count communities for the fast-approaching 2020 Census.

Each application is open to 501(c)(3), (c)(4) and (c)(6) organizations, churches, community-based organizations that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization, individual schools and school districts, and local governmental entities. 

The application deadline for both is February 12, 2020, at 5 p.m.

An accurate count of all people living in our community and across Colorado is imperative for the health of our region. For every person not counted, the state loses $2,800 in critical service dollars—not just in 2020, but every year for 10 years. Unfortunately, the counts historically come up short, especially among children, rural residents, individuals of color, immigrants, the elderly, and those experiencing homelessness.

Grant Applications

1. Jefferson County only mini-grant. The majority of the project should be implemented and operated in Jefferson County and focus on more or more hard-to-count community with Jefferson County. Full RFP can be found here and access to the online application portal can be found at 

2. Statewide mini-grant. Each application should focus on one or more hard-to-count community. Full RFP can be found here and access to the online application portal can be found at

A full list of previous mini-grant recipients can be found on


Please contact Gillian Winbourn at with any questions.

If you have previously applied for TWC funding and are wanting to apply for a second round please contact Gillian for further information.

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