As Denver’s population grows and changes, it’s critical that the city’s policies and practices change as well. The Denver Foundation and our donors are engaging in shaping those policies and practices to ensure that everyone has a home.
Ways to Engage: Leading & Learning Focus on the 2023 Legislative Session
Throughout the 2023 legislative session, The Denver Foundation took positions on several policy proposals. We were thrilled that Senator Julie Gonzales and Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer joined us to discuss the session.
2023 Policy Positions
The Denver Foundation spoke up about several ballot measures that impacted Climate and Environment, Economic Opportunity, and Housing.
Denver municipal election run-off June 6: Resources to help you prepare to vote!
This is an exciting time as April 4th approaches. Ballots are in the mail, and voters in the City and County of Denver have the opportunity to select the leaders that will set the vision and take action to tackle many pressing issues impacting our community.
The Denver Foundation joins partners to host mayoral forum
After a crowded race for the Denver mayoral seat, Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston moved on to a runoff election. The seat is one of the most powerful roles in the City and County of Denver, which is why we decided to host a mayoral forum. Not a debate, but a thoughtful discourse about the issues that matter most to our communities.
2022 Midterm Election Recap
The Denver Foundation spoke up about several ballot measures that impacted housing, climate, and funding for important services, like K-12 education.
Civic Fabric Fund awards a total of $115,000 to nonprofits working to Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) this November
Through the Civic Fabric Fund, The Denver Foundation provides nonprofits with funding to support their policy and advocacy efforts, including the critical activities of voter registration and engagement.
The Denver Foundation 2022 Ballot Guide
One of our values as an organization is to be a catalytic leader that engages in critical issues and accelerates systems change. Our involvement in policy issues impacting our community is one way we bring these values to life.
August is Zero Fare for Better Air
Throughout the entire month of August, RTD invited everyone to ride on public transit – for free. “Zero fare for better air” was a collaborative effort to increase the use of public transportation and reduce harmful emissions.
The Denver Foundation supports environmental efforts amid new Supreme Court ruling
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency will make it harder for federal agencies to regulate emissions that contribute to global warming. We partnered with the Colorado Health Institute to develop a Climate Health Index that can help us think about climate differently.
Denver Extends Nationally Recognized Supportive Housing Program
Providing homes and wraparound supportive services to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness has had a lasting impact in Denver. Lives are changed, stability is achieved, and taxpayer expenses for costly emergency services are significantly reduced. These are the results seen through Denver’s recent Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond (SIB) initiative.
Ways to Engage: After the 2022 Legislative Session
Throughout the 2022 legislative session, The Denver Foundation took positions on several policy proposals. We were thrilled to have Senator Coleman and Senator Lundeen join us on June 9 to discuss the session (pictured). View a recording of the event here.
2022 Policy Positions – Legislative Session Wrap Up
It’s been an exciting legislative session. This represents the start of deeper involvement in policy and advocacy from The Denver Foundation. We were grateful to be part of such meaningful conversations about how to improve our communities.