Ways to Give

Amplify your giving.

The Denver Foundation accepts a wide range of assets to streamline your giving and maximize tax benefits — from online credit cards to complex and hard-to-value assets. Learn more about gifts of assets.


The Fund for Denver

Support our community, today and for future generations, with a gift to our permanent endowment. Learn more about The Fund for Denver.


Civic Fabric Fund

Help provide nonprofits with funding to support their policy and advocacy efforts with a gift to the Civic Fabric Fund. Learn more about the Civic Fabric Fund.


The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship

Support students of color in pursuing higher education with a gift to The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship. Learn more about The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship.


Critical Needs Fund

Support The Denver Foundation’s Critical Needs Fund mission of mobilizing flexible, responsive resources during times of critical need. Learn more about the Critical Needs Fund.


Strengthening Neighborhoods

Support residents in working together and leading solutions for their communities with a gift to the Strengthening Neighborhoods program. Learn more about the Strengthening Neighborhoods program.


Personal and Family Philanthropy

We can work with you to create a giving vehicle that matches your specific philanthropic goals both today and tomorrow. Learn more about donor-advised funds and other fund options.


Estate and Planned Giving

Create a charitable legacy that has a lasting impact. Learn more about estate and planned giving.


Collective Giving

Amplify your impact by giving together. Learn more about giving circles and affinity groups.


Business Donor-Advised Funds

As a company, you can set up a charitable investment fund to support the health and well-being of communities. 


Nonprofit Endowment Funds

As a nonprofit, you can establish an endowment fund at The Denver Foundation to grow your assets and support your organization’s long-term financial sustainability. Learn more about Nonprofit Endowment Funds.


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Meet Our Donors

The Salazar Family

Led by Rob and Lola Salazar and their children, Isiah and Angelique, The Salazar Family Foundation has awarded more than $20 million since it was established as a supporting organization in 1999. The Denver Foundation is one of its supported organizations. The Salazars’ philanthropic impact can be felt across the city, including at the Salazar Center for Family Prosperity at Mi Casa Resource Center and the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Denver.

Most of the family’s giving is connected to education and empowerment in the Latino community. They’ve consistently given to Denver Public Schools Foundation, Latin American Educational Foundation, and the University of Colorado Denver, where Lola completed her master’s degree.

“Rob and I always had dreams and goals, and we always told each other, ‘When we do succeed, it will be great to thank the people and organizations that helped us get to where we are,’” she says. “When we first got started with our foundation, all of the organizations we chose were the ones that helped us in the beginning.”