Community Grants Program

Lowry Foundation Grants

The Lowry Foundation has given thousands of dollars in community grants to help fund exciting and creative local projects in education, art, theater and events. The intent of the Community Grants Program is to redirect funds into the community for projects that will enrich life at Lowry. The Lowry Foundation participates in events throughout the year which help to partially fund these grants.

Grant Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in applying for a community grant for your Lowry project or program! The intent of the Community Grant Program is to redirect funds into the community for projects that will enrich life at Lowry.

Grants are awarded in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500. The Lowry Foundation values collaborative efforts and strongly favors applications that clearly demonstrate how they serve the Lowry Community through programs of artistic, cultural, educational, historic, recreational and scientific value.

In reviewing proposals for funding, the Lowry Foundation looks for projects that:

  • Promote community assets and meet well-defined community needs
  • Promote volunteer and community involvement
  • Encourage cooperation and collaboration
  • Assist non-profit agencies in serving the Lowry community
  • Encourage programs and projects of artistic, educational, cultural, historical, and recreational nature
  • Show the ability to leverage other funding sources
What we do not fund:

  • Endowments
  • Capital campaigns
  • Special events
  • Fundraising
  • Religious purposes
  • Political Lobbying
  • Projects that do not specifically serve the Lowry community
  • Landscaping projects, the LCMA implements landscaping grants

How To Apply:
Please email or submit one original and one copy of the attachments required. Upon submission, applications will be reviewed by the Community Grants Sub-Committee of the Foundation and recommendations will be made to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Checks will be issued within 30 days of notification. Grant recipients will be notified in writing.

The Lowry Foundation requires grant recipients complete an acceptance form upon receiving a check. The Foundation also asks grant recipients to provide appropriate acknowledgment of the Lowry Foundation’s Community Grant Program funding of their project in publications, press announcements and other activities.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. November 30, 2020. Please email your application to jamie@lowryfoundation.org or deliver one original and one copy to 293 Roslyn at the Eisenhower Chapel (mailbox at SW corner of Chapel). If you have questions or comments please contact Jamie Melissa Wilms at 303-344-0481.

Grant Awards

2019 Lowry Foundation Grant Awards
Schlessman Family Library
To fund The Memory Café which hosts over 30 participants twice a month, providing a safe place for those experiencing memory loss. This grant will also allow the library to continue and grow its’ Plaza program for the 20-30 immigrant and refugee families who visit the library each week. Additionally, a new program will be launched for area teens.

Lowry Elementary School Backpack Program
To help meet the increasing need for resources for this program that provides food to low-income families at Lowry Elementary.

Denver Urban Gardens
To renovate the fence at the Blue Spruce Community Garden. This garden provides 24 plots for residents of the Renaissance Blue Spruce Townhomes.

John Hand Theater
To help provide necessary fire safety improvements required by the City of Denver in order to keep the theater open.

Reach Out and Read Colorado
To provide free books and reading materials to low-income families who visit local pediatricians. These doctors are trained to prescribe books and encourage
families to read.

George Washington High School Patriot Pairs Mentoring Program
To help provide AP & IB exam fees for students in the program.

2018 Lowry Foundation Grant Awards

Schlessman Family Library
To help sustain family programs such as the Memory Café and the Little University.

Denver Urban Gardens
To provide materials for improvements to the Lowry Family Community Garden

John Hand Theater
To provide building improvements.

Sally Kurtzman
To provide funding needed to produce a map of Lowry

Lowry Elementary School Backpack Program
To provide nutritious food for children in need over the weekend.

2017 Lowry Foundation Grant Awards

Denver Urban Gardens
To construct a pergola and picnic table for the Lowry Community Family Garden.

The Schlessman Family Library
To help sustain family programs such as Memory Café, Little University, and The Lowry Community Singers.

New America School
To help fund service project costs for the students.

Lowry Elementary School Backpack Program
To provide nutritious food for children in need over the weekend.

2016 Lowry Foundation Grant Awards

John Hand Theater Fund
To purchase new sound equipment for the theater.

Schlessman Family Library
To support adult & family programming at the library including Memory Cafe , designed for people experiencing memory loss, and their families and caregivers and The Little University which fosters early literacy for families with children ages two to five.

1st Avenue Townhomes
To help transform the east entry to the neighborhood using Colorado-friendly plants and shrubs.

Lowry Elementary School
Contribution to the Food For Kids Backpack Program which provides nutritious food for children in need of food over the weekends

2015 Lowry Foundation Grant Awards

Denver Urban Gardens
to support community gardening & related education & services performed for the Lowry community $1,500

John Hand Theater Fund
to help fund stage lighting for the theater $2,500

Schlessman Family Library
to support adult & family programming at the library $2,500

Wings Over the Rockies
to help fund building a fence to protect children & a significant piece of aviation mastery around the Lear Jet $1,000