Grant Funding Opportunity: A Partnership with the CCRC

What we fund

Early childhood and preschool programs – We support licensed child care centers and preschools that have a commitment to quality improvement and serving children from diverse populations. We also support the early learning components of community-based programs, such as family literacy

Venture for Success Preparatory Learning Center and the Cradle Community Resource Center (CCRC) has partnered to help other early childhood and preschool programs increase quality standards. The founders- Nathaniel and Jacqueline Cradle state: "If not for the many partnerships we formed in our past, we would not have been so successful in reaching our goals within the community we serve."  The goal of the foundation is to help other early learning programs reach their quality goals (e.g., early literacy, outcome measures, equipment and coaching).

Common Grant Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2019, through July 8, 2019.  

Due to our small staff, it is not feasible for us to meet personally with grant seekers before an applications submitted.  Grant seekers are encouraged to call with any questions (303-373-1243).  The CCRC and Venture for Success Preparatory Learning Center accepts the Colorado Common Grant Application, which can be accessed at:  We highly recommend reading the CGA User’s Guides that can be found at this same link.

Child Care Centers and Preschools: In addition to the Colorado Common Grant, please submit your most recent child care license, quality rating scores (e.g. Colorado Shines, NAEYC, or ERS). Unlicensed centers are not eligible to apply.

Applications must be received (not postmarked) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.

Final grant decisions are made and grants are paid approximately four months after each deadline.  We are unable to respond to emergency funding needs.

Please mail or deliver applications to: Cradle Community Resource Center:  12900 Albrook Dr. Denver, CO. 80239 

Download The Grant Application