The Denver Foundation has always led on issues of importance to our community. We believe we have a responsibility to take bold steps to advance racial equity and drive meaningful systemic change. Our community believes we have this responsibility, too.
To that end, the Foundation has added resources to develop a Public Policy Framework and Principles to inform our activity in policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels in alignment with our mission, vision, and core values.
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Economic Opportunity. We will consider policy proposals that strengthen community wealth building and workforce development opportunities across Metro Denver.
Education (K-12). We will consider policy proposals that prioritize racial equity in the K-12 public school system and increase school funding equitably.
Environment and Climate. We will consider policy proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create resilient communities across the Metro Denver region.
Housing. We will consider policy proposals that increase the affordable housing supply and establish systemic support to address barriers to housing security.
Transportation We will consider policy proposals that make equitable investments into public transit to address the current challenges impacting ridership.
Philanthropic Giving and Nonprofit Sector. We will consider policy proposals at the federal level to further charitable giving, deepen collaboration between philanthropists, nonprofit organizations, and government entities, and address evidence-based concerns of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
(updated May 11, 2022)
Policy Positions by The Denver Foundation