Join The Denver Foundation team.

Be a part of Colorado’s largest and most experienced community foundation. The Denver Foundation helps generous people create charitable legacies and give back to the community through Community Grants. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to racial equity.

See all current job openings below.

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In our work and within our team, we honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community. Our vision is a Metro Denver that is racially equitable in its leadership, prosperity, and culture, and we are a catalytic leader that engages critical issues and accelerates systems change. To achieve this, we believe that all staff must be intentional in applying Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to their practice. 

The Denver Foundation staff and board who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and Latino/Latina are represented below:

Staff Members


Board Officers

What it’s like to work at The Denver Foundation

Most importantly, you will be joining an organization that the community recognizes as responsible stewards of charitable dollars that truly impacts the community, and has for almost 100 years. We are a small but mighty team that loves what we do, and is dedicated to supporting staff’s professional development and career goals.

Our competitive benefits package includes paid time off, ten paid holidays, retirement contribution, tuition assistance, and medical (with employer HSA and FSA contributions), dental, vision, life, and disability. We offer a hybrid work environment, onsite gym, and central Denver workspace with parking and RTD Ecopass. 

Read the full descriptions of the health benefits and financial benefits we offer.


Our current office environment

We continue to take actions intended to protect our staff, guests, and vendors from COVID-19 while inside our office, Casa Grande. We continue to monitor laws, rules, regulations, and local guidance to update our protocols as needed.

Recognizing the benefits of balancing working time ‘in office’ with working time ‘in community’ we are currently operating in a hybrid work environment. Staff are asked to work in the office at least two days per week and in community at least one day per week.

Staff are required to be up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccine to be in the office. All staff, guests, and vendors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to follow CDC and local mask guidance while inside Casa Grande. 

Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a member of the Executive Leadership team (ET) and is responsible for the financial and investment leadership of The Denver Foundation. This position requires a broad range of knowledge and experience across numerous business disciplines including investments, accounting, financial management, risk management, compliance, and gifts and grants processing. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Director of Engaged Learning

The Director of Engaged Learning will lead the implementation of the foundation’s learning and evaluation strategies including developing and administering surveys, conducting focus groups, and using other strategies to garner stakeholder feedback. The position will also review and aggregate data from grantee reports, support the foundation’s state and federal grant applications with expertise in evaluation and learning elements of submitted proposals, lead external partnerships with evaluation consultants on third-party evaluations, and provide leadership and expertise around how to center equity in the process and outcomes of learning and evaluation practices. Read the full job description.

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Job Opening: Special Funds Officer

The Special Funds Officer will work with donors and nonprofits to achieve the foundation’s annual revenue goals, execute annual grantmaking goals, and integrate the two for optimum community impact. The position will also steward a portfolio of mid-tier and top-tier fundholders to provide excellent customer service and hands-on, personalized support in their philanthropy, and coordinate funding cycles and process management for designated high-touch special funds. Read the full job description.

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Vendors, consultants, and other partners

The Denver Foundation continues to see partnerships with vendors, consultants, and other partners to help us with our work. This may include consultants to help with equity, diversity, and inclusion training or freelancer writer and photographers. If you are interested in adding your name to our potential vendor list, please email Jason Stoddart at

100th Anniversary Feasibility Study RFP

The Denver Foundation seeks a consultant to initiate and complete a feasibility study to gauge willingness from our partners to engage in a comprehensive fundraising campaign. Our goal in conducting this feasibility study is to understand what the potential goal is for a fundraising campaign and measure the level of support among our many constituencies – nonprofit partners, fundholders, community and policy leaders, and potential donors.

We are no longer seeking consultants.