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Noteworthy


Read Noteworthy, a quarterly publication for donors and fundholders which covers community success stories, trends in philanthropy, and the issues that matter most in Denver and beyond.

 

Summer 2023 Noteworthy

2022 Annual Report


It is humbling to see the impact that we are able to make in our community — together. We cannot thank you enough for being a partner in this important work. In 2022 the generosity of all our partners resulted in incredible giving ($105.5M) and powerful grantmaking ($115.1M).

Despite the market volatility we saw in 2022, our investments performed better than peer benchmarks and we ended the year with $1.17B in total assets.

Whether you are a donor or fundholder, a nonprofit grantee, or a community member, we are grateful for your partnership and the essential role you play in creating more just and equitable communities. Thank you.

Download 2021 Annual Report

Download 2020 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Learning and Impact Reports


With the launch of the strategic framework in 2021, The Denver Foundation embraced being a learning organization, emphasizing a focus on using data and evidence to inform our decision-making and our work. Our learning framework. This framework outlines our “theory of philanthropy”—a collection of our hypotheses about how the work we are doing as a community foundation will contribute to the movement toward our vision. The framework also outlines the types of data and evidence we will look to in order to better understand if our hypotheses are playing out. In the spirit of transparency, you can find our first-ever learning report and impact reports here.

Impact Report: 2022 Civic Fabric Voter Engagement 

2022 Learning Report

Denver Immigrant Legal Services Annual Report


The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund was established in March 2018 as a special project fund at The Denver Foundation. Its purpose is to increase legal services to Denver’s immigrant community by providing qualified nonprofit organizations with grants to offer direct legal representation to immigrants in detention and/or subject to removal proceedings; provide affirmative relief to individuals seeking help with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and various visa programs; and support capacity building or other innovative projects to help organizations increase the pool of pro bono or low bono immigration attorneys available to represent immigrants.

2022 Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund Annual Report

2021 Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund Annual Report

2020 Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund Annual Report

Meeting the Moment: A 2020 Report to the Community


Our new report, Meeting the Moment: A 2020 Report to the Community, illustrates how The Denver Foundation has brought people together in this time of crisis, pooled resources, and put them to immediate use.

Community foundations are uniquely equipped for times like these. As this report makes clear, every aspect of our work has accelerated since the pandemic took root in our community. We listened deeply to understand the community’s most essential needs. In partnership with our generous donors, we activated our Critical Needs Fund to meet them.

Our fundholders responded with similar urgency, dispatching more than $46 million to hundreds of nonprofit organizations helping people in Colorado and across the country stay safe and healthy.

2020 Report to the Community

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