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 successfully managed a microloan/micro-grant program that provides 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 program, which can support approximately 500 businesses. Within 24 hours of the Mayor’s announcement, 2,000 small businesses had applied—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.

Please consider pledging towards this important effort.