Who We Are
We inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation. We inspire people and mobilize resources to improve our community.
The Denver Foundation has three primary functions. First, we invest funds received from donors and distribute those investment earnings to nonprofit organizations through grants to nonprofits. Second, we manage and administer personalized funds for individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations that have specific charitable objectives. And third, we work with community and philanthropic leaders to address the core challenges that face Metro Denver.
The Denver Foundation received more than $50 million in 2012 from hundreds of individual donors who want to improve life here in Denver. Donors established 99 new funds at the Foundation and contributed to both new and existing funds. Some of the contributions were gifts to create donor-advised funds - personalized giving tools for individuals, families, and businesses.
Through donor-advised funds, Community Grants and special programs, The Denver Foundation granted over $64 million to nonprofit organizations in 2012.
Community Grants Focus Areas
Arts & Culture, Civic & Education, Health, and Human Services.
Strengthening Neighborhoods, Social Venture Partners Denver, The Inclusiveness Project, and The Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund.
More than 100
From fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 (unaudited numbers):
More than $600 million in total assets
1.0% expense/asset ratio - (administrative expenses as a percentage of total assets)
More than $50 million in donor contributions in 2012