The Downtown Denver Partnership is collaborating with the City’s Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) office to support small businesses during this economic crisis. Your support will go into the microloan/grant program, allowing more small businesses the opportunity to bridge this economic downturn. Please consider donating towards this important effort. For years, DEDO has provided loans and gap financing for small businesses, with loans/grants typically ranging between $5,000-10,000.

As our small businesses suffer through this current crisis, Mayor Hancock has allocated $4 million in new funding for the fund, which can support approximately 500 businesses. Over 2,000 completed applications were submitted in the first month of the program—showing that the need is far greater than available funding. To address this sizable challenge, the Downtown Denver Partnership is supporting the city by leveraging our 501c3 status to offer companies and individuals the opportunity to donate to this effort. Your support will go into the microloan/grant program, allowing more small businesses the opportunity to bridge this economic downturn. Only businesses located within a Denver EZ will receive donated funds, and you can get more information on the Small Business Emergency Fund Relief Program here.

Please consider pledging towards this important effort.

Information about the Enterprise Zone (EZ) tax certificate

Only gifts of $250 or more may qualify for an Enterprise Zone tax credit AND a maximum credit of $100,000/year is available (from a gift of $400,000).We will send you information about this process once your donation has been received.