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.

See open Request for Proposals (RFPs) at the bottom of the page.

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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:

48%
Staff Members

40%
Trustees

60%
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. 

 

Our current and future 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.

Staff are welcome to work in the office, however, we are currently not requiring staff to work in the office. Once we set a date to return to the office, and recognizing the benefits of balancing working time ‘in office’ with working time ‘in community’, we will shift to a remote and hybrid work environment. Staff will be asked to work ‘in office’ at least three days per week, and ‘in-community’ at least one day per week.

For staff that need or prefer to work from our office, we require staff to be up-to-date on the vaccine to be in the office. All staff, guests and vendors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks at all times while inside Casa Grande, unless they are in an enclosed room by themselves.

Current Job Openings


Senior Engaged Philanthropy Officer

The Senior Engaged Philanthropy Officer is a frontline fundraising and community engagement position, responsible for managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors and grantees. The Senior Engaged Philanthropy 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. Click here for full details on the position and information on how to apply.

 

Major Gifts Officer 

This position is a high-level frontline fundraising and donor services position. The Major Gifts Officer will manage a portfolio of the Foundation’s top donors, providing personalized support and philanthropic advising to help donors realize their giving goals, and in so doing, support the Impact Group in reaching the Foundation’s annual fundraising goals. This position will also play a significant leadership role in the Foundation’s 100th Anniversary campaign and will participate in The Denver Foundation’s model of engaged philanthropy, combining community and fundraising work in each position, by participating in Community Grants and scholarship review panels. Click here for the major gifts Officer position and how to apply.Click here for the major gifts officer position and how to apply.

 

 

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 jstoddart@denverfoundation.org.

​We will also post open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) here.

RFP 100th Anniversary Audience Research- CLOSED

We have selected a vendor for this work. Thank you to all those who applied.

The Denver Foundation will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2025. As we approach this milestone, the foundation is considering embarking on its first major fundraising and awareness-building campaign. Our hope is the 100th Anniversary Campaign will engage new community leaders and secure resources to prioritize racial equity and address the needs of our community and region today, tomorrow, and long into the future.  As we move into this work, we want to take the time to better understand our audience’s perceptions of us to give us clear guidance on how to approach our 100th anniversary. 

The deadline to submit the RFP was June 24, 2022.

Read the RFP for Audience Research to support the 100th Anniversary.

Read the Q and A for the RFP for Audience Research to support the 100th Anniversary