Kayla Hardin-Lawson

Special Funds Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Come to Kayla if you are interested in competitive grant processes and finding ways to support the Denver Metro community through special handling funds, and if you need a true crime podcast recommendation (she’s a Crime Junkie stan!) or a fun summer travel story.

Kayla Hardin-Lawson is the Special Funds Officer at The Denver Foundation. Reach out to Kayla for funds with special handling needs, as well as designated funds and designated scholarships. She has professional experience in various foundation and nonprofit structures, community philanthropy, affordable housing /homelessness, and grassroots NGO organizing. She is passionate about social justice & the inequities surrounding race, gender, and sexuality; as well as sustainable international development, and human rights. Kayla holds a B.A. in International Affairs from CU Boulder, and an M.A. in International Development from The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver. She is a Denver native, that enjoys spending time with close friends and family.


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