Update: Supporting Migrant Arrivals & Newcomers Fund

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

UPDATED Oct. 18, 2023
Rose Community Foundation is administering the Newcomers Fund and deploying resources quickly and strategically to Colorado nonprofits providing essential services to migrant arrivals. The Newcomers Fund is a partnership including Rose Community Foundation, The Denver Foundation, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado , Mile High United Way, The Colorado Office of New Americans and the City and County of Denver.
Thanks to Rose Community Foundation for providing updates and resources. 
Access a recording of Rose Community Foundation’s Oct. 6, 2023 Briefing here.

Since December 2022, more than 22,000 people have arrived in Denver from South and Central America. Efforts are underway to assist migrants traveling on to other destinations and to support those individuals and families who intend to remain in Denver and Colorado.

Over the last nine months, the Newcomers Fund has granted $773,000, focused on initial triage services. Fundraising continues with the hope that future grants can support longer-term needs of nonprofits and the migrants they serve. 

Denver is once again facing a surge in migrant arrivals while already housing more newcomers than ever before. The federal government designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may apply to over 5,500 people in Colorado, but there is an immediate need to help those who are eligible apply and cover application fees for TPS status and work permits.

Support nonprofits through Rose Community Foundation’s Newcomers FundRead the Rose Community Foundation's Press Release

Update from the Colorado Office of New Americans:
The Colorado Migrant Welcome Guide is available in both English and Spanish. The Guide assists asylum seekers and migrants who are interested in remaining in Colorado. The Office is asking for help getting the guide out to those who need it most.

Colorado Welcome Guide English and Spanish versions

Resources for Individuals seeking help:


Additional ways Colorado philanthropy can assist:

Additional questions? Reach out to Janet Lopez with The Denver Foundation or Sarah Kurz with Rose Community Foundation.