Funds support community ideas for welcoming immigrants and refugees into the Denver community
For four years now, the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs and the Immigrant & Refugee Commission have been providing small grants to support creative ideas from members of the community who want to host events and projects that bring together immigrants and refugees with Denver’s welcoming communities.
The grants of up to $1,000 go toward funding ideas that:
- Bridge immigrant and receiving communities;
- Create stronger and more connected neighborhoods;
- Address community needs;
- Foster community pride.
Applications are being accepted now through midnight on Friday, March 30. Go to www.Denvergov.org/ImmigrantRefugeeAffairs for more information and to apply.
Previously funded events include:
- The expansion of a youth program at the African Community Center that fosters critical conversations and civic engagement with peers and adults in their communities;
- The Good Neighbor Celebración hosted by the Clayton United Neighborhood Association during Denver Days, which included a pig roast, art projects for kids, music, and a panel on neighborhood relations with new and long-time residents;
- The second-annual Unveiled event that brought together women from different faiths to share a meal, discuss culture and religion including the Hijab, and enjoy food and dancing for women only;
- A Veterans Day Celebration of Military Interpreters to connect military interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan to U.S. vets of wars in their countries hosted by the Spring Institute; and
- A Fall Persian Music and Dance Festival, which included lessons in Persian line and solo dances, hosted by the Farabi Persian Ensemble.