Volunteer With Us

Under the direction of our new Strategic Framework, The Denver Foundation continues to be excited about the new opportunities to work with the community with its commitment to centering racial equity and prioritizing community leadership, inside and outside the organization. As we deepen our philanthropic roots through the generosity of time, talent, treasure, testimony, and social ties, our hope is to continue working toward a more racially equitable community sustained in the legacy of giving. To do this, we have created more opportunities for the community to share their time and talents in our grant-making processes.

Volunteer Roles

The Denver Foundation’s “panels” (formerly known as “committees”) help our staff carry forward the intent of our donors while meeting community needs. Through participating on panels, community volunteers help to decide which opportunities to grant that best align with donor and fund intent. We are in need of volunteers who will help us as we develop consistency across all our panels ensuring that we are being transparent, equitable, focused on donor intent, and living our mission and values.

The following roles and responsibilities are available for our grant-making processes:


An individual (community member, donor, staff member, etc.) who reads applications in a competitive process and provides a score indicating a measure of quality. Three-year commitment is required.


An individual (community member, donor, staff member, etc.) who reads applications in a competitive process, provides a score indicating a measure of quality and provides an overall funding recommendation. Three-year commitment is required.

How to Apply

If the work of The Denver Foundation and our commitment to making Denver a more racially equitable place to live, thrive, and prosper, resonates with you, please consider sharing your time and talent in our grant-making processes.  Please complete the following application and a member of our team will connect with you to follow up with information on available opportunities.

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If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Harper, sharper@denverfoundation.org.