The Denver Foundation

The Denver Foundation helps generous people build charitable legacies that make a difference today and in the future.

As Colorado's oldest and largest community foundation, it provides the expertise and leadership to help people give back to Metro Denver in ways that are meaningful -- to them and to the community.

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$560,000,000 - 2007-12-31


$65,000,000 - 2007-12-31

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Denver Foundation

Caring for Denver Foundation announces first grants
Foundation: Denver Foundation

The foundation in charge of granting money to organizations addressing mental health and substance abuse in Denver announced on Thursday...more

Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation
Foundation: Denver Foundation

He positioned the foundation at the center of civic and philanthropic activity in the ... Mr. Soto has broad influence within the philanthropic sector. ... who can motivate the stakeholders whose...more

Denver to strengthen mental health, drug abuse treatment

A 13-person Caring 4 Denver foundation board — appointed by the Denver mayor, ... The foundation anticipates issuing its first grants in early...more

3 Ways to Optimize a Charitable Gift
Foundation: Denver Foundation, New York Community Trust

Jessica Hicks, an editorial fellow at Thrive Global, writes that giving shouldn't be a stressful experience. Hicks quotes Sarah Harrison, the vice president of philanthropic services at The Denver...more

Colorado Creatives: Amber Blais
Foundation: Denver Foundation

Trained in aerial dance and circus arts, Blais is the producing director and ... Westword: What (or who) is your creative muse? ... Circus performers fly around you, live music serenades you and...more

NJC Foundation awarded $35K in Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative funds
Foundation: Denver Foundation, Western Colorado Community Foundation

... Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County: $40,284; Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer...more

A transformative program
Foundation: Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Denver Foundation

His organization not only awards the grants on the state's behalf, but with the help of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, offers mentorship...more

Nonprofits and taxpayer donors to benefit from new law
Foundation: Bohemian Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Trust, Denver Foundation

“The Montrose Community Foundation will continue to work closely with the Colorado Nonprofit Association to make sure that our local nonprofits...more

Dresner Foundation provides $100K grant to MFHC
Foundation: El Pomar Foundation, Denver Foundation

Mountain Family Health Centers announced that it recently received a $100,000 grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation of...more

Denver Foundation buys Cap Hill office building for $4.7M
Foundation: Denver Foundation

The Denver Foundation, which invests money from donors and awards grants to other nonprofits, purchased the four-story office building at...more

Geographic Focus

Adams County, CO
Arapahoe County, CO
Boulder County, CO
Broomfield County, CO
Denver County, CO
Douglas County, CO
Jefferson County, CO

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Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Y Life Teaches Students about Philanthropy

Y Life Teaches Students about Philanthropy

The Junior League of Gaston County, in partnership with the Central Family YMCA, has put the Y Life Program back on running track. It’s been operating for eight years, but has lost funding. Now, Junior League stepped in to help it continue.

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