Colorado Essentials for Childhood is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to a future where children and families thrive in the places where they live, learn, work and play. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our state.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2016 Mini-Grant Kickoff!

Today we are kicking off the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership 2016 Mini-Grant funding opportunity. The 2016 mini-grant effort will award up to $1,000 to qualified organizations whose work in Colorado aligns with the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership’s 2016 priority areas:

In April 2016, the Partnership will award mini-grants through an open, competitive process to eligible organizations headquartered in Colorado. The focus of this funding opportunity is to support activities supporting child and family well-being in Colorado.
Proposals are due Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Click here to see the 2016 Mini-Grant RFP
The Partnership kicked off the mini-grant application process today with a webinar overview of the funding opportunity. This webinar was recorded, and you can find thePowerPoint slides here.

We look forward to seeing a diverse set of applications! Please don't hesitate to contact The Partnership with questions at

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Denver Human Services is offering grant awards to community organizations supporting Child Abuse Prevention Month

Denver Human Services is excited to announce their 2nd annual mini-grant opportunity for Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Denver Human Services is offering grant awards of $1,500 and $750 to community organizations hosting activities in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. New applicants will be considered for 10 $1,500 awards and previous recipients of Child Abuse Prevention Month grant funds can apply for 13 awards of $750. Denver Human Services will award funds through a competitive process based on applicants proposed use of the funds in the interest of children in the Mile High City and in the department’s efforts to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Please help us spread the word and increase our community partnerships!

The application deadline is Friday, February 26th by 5 p.m.

If you have any questions about the application please contact me or (720) 944-6296.

Application Documents
2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini Grant Application
2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini Grant Announcement Letter

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Check out all these great resources for employers!

Comment below to add any family-friendly employer resources

Families and Work Institute
Six criteria of effective workplaces with benefits to both employees and organizations

Families and Work Institute with Society for Human Resource Management, 2014
Data and trends in employer programs, policies, and practices

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) Employer Toolkit
Free tools to assess current policies and consider making changes

Families and Work Institute, 2015
Free, self-scoring tool comparing workplace flexibility policies to others in the same industry

Guide to Bold New Ideas (Free Searchable Tool)
Families and Work Institute
Profiles of “When Work Works” Award winners with descriptions of their programs and policies