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 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 three 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. 

Current Job Openings


Advisor Relations Officer

This position is a front-line relationship manager and business development position, responsible for engaging and growing our professional advisor network. The officer will work with other colleagues to drive advisor relations activities across the foundation. The officer works in the Impact Group, which is responsible for managing all aspects of the foundation’s revenue development, donor stewardship, grantmaking, and leadership activities around public policy, evaluation and learning, and philanthropic leadership and engagement. Click here for full details on the position and information on how to apply.

 

Associate Engaged Philanthropy Officer

This position is a frontline fundraising and community engagement position, responsible for managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors and grantees. The Associate Engaged Philanthropy Officer will work with donors and nonprofits to achieve the Foundation’s annual revenue goals, execute on 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.

 

Gifts & Grants Specialist

This position is responsible for supporting the administration and execution of the Foundation’s Gifts and Grants processes. The Specialist is also responsible for reporting and other administrative activities. This position requires attention to detail, building and maintaining relationships, strong computer skills, the ability to understand compliance nuances, and the capacity to navigate competing priorities. Click here for full details on the position and information on how to apply.

 

Senior Communications Officer

This position oversees and implements the media relations and original written content development plan of the foundation. This role reports to the Vice President of Communications and works closely with the other members of the communications team and a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Click here for full details on the position and information on 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