Our Mission

We inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.

 

Our Vision

A Metro Denver that is racially equitable in its leadership, prosperity, and culture. 

 

Our Purpose

To achieve our vision, we will be a proactive, collaborative, and resolute leader in reducing racial disparities.

Our Values


  • We are deeply rooted in the principles of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, and racial equity guides and connects all of our work.
  • We are a catalytic leader that engages critical issues and accelerates systems change.
  • We maintain trusting, collaborative relationships with our partners, people from every segment of our community.
  • We strengthen our civic fabric by elevating the voices and perspectives of community members.

Who We Are

The Denver Foundation is the largest and most experienced community foundation in the Rocky Mountain West. For nearly 100 years, people in Metro Denver and across Colorado have trusted The Denver Foundation to steward charitable funds to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. In partnership with generous donors and community partners, we lead a community-wide effort to build a better future for everyone.

 

What We Do

As a tax-exempt, nonprofit, philanthropic organization, The Denver Foundation stewards more than 1,000 funds established by generous donors. In partnership with the Foundation, our donors make gifts to organizations throughout the seven-county Metro Denver region, across Colorado, and beyond.

The Denver Foundation stewards a permanent endowment — The Fund for Denver — made up of charitable gifts from generations of generous people who care about Metro Denver. We invest these gifts for financial growth and use that income to fund our community impact grantmaking and programs.