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2017 Social Venture Partners Denver Capacity-Building Engagement Applications

Social Venture Partners Denver, a Program of The Denver Foundation, is now accepting applications for capacity-building engagements. The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Please follow the link below to navigate to SVP Denver's website for instructions on applying, as well as the application itself.


Hurricane Irma

The Miami Foundation
The Miami Foundation has three funds available for gifts and a list of active local nonprofitsClick here to review their resources.

  • The Hurricane Relief Fund: The Miami Foundation’s Fund will support recovery and rebuilding work driven by organizations on the ground.
  • Irma Caribbean Strong Relief Fund: This Fund will support relief efforts in small Caribbean island nations and territories, including Antigua & Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
  • Irma Community Recovery Fund: This Fund will support relief efforts for Florida’s marginalized communities, ensuring residents in poverty have access to critical services and resources.

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund
A coalition of organizations raising relief funds for Northeast Florida.

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund: All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster.

Red Cross
The Red Cross has a drop-down menu of options for supporting those impacted by Irma, Harvey, or other disasters.

Relief for Those Impacted by Wildfires

With wildfires raging across the west, we welcome you to contact the philanthropic services group at 303.300.1790 if you would like assistance in making a donation to one of the many relief funds that have been established. To date, many relief funds are focused on western Montana. However, with fires across the West, we can research options for regions and areas of need you wish to support.

The Garfield County Relief Fund is a subsidiary of the Central Montana Foundation. They have a fund for relief of those impacted by the 2017 Lodgepole Complex fire: The Garfield County Fire Foundation.

United Way of Missoula has established two funds:

Hurricane Harvey: Help for the Long Term

As the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey continues to unfold, The Denver Foundation would like to highlight options for supporting the people of Houston, southeast Texas, and the Gulf Coast. Although the immediate crisis is far from over, helping can start now.

In response to disasters, the Foundation directs our donors to give to local community foundations because they have the capacity to accept and manage a large volume of crisis-related charitable gifts and responsively distribute those funds into the community over the long term. Dedicated recovery funds have been established at the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Coastal Bend Community FoundationThe Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is also deeply involved in Hurricane Harvey recovery.

To support immediate disaster rescue and recovery, we encourage you to research local options in Texas and the Gulf Coast. National organizations such as the American Red Cross and All Hands Volunteers are active in the region.

Our hearts are with those in the disaster area and concerned family and friends across the nation. As the crisis and philanthropic response options change, we will update this page with new options to support those in need.

Donors with questions about grantmaking are encouraged to contact their fund manager at 303.300.1790.

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Statement of Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants

Metro Denver is home to people from around the world, including many who have fled the devastating effects of war, violence, poverty, and oppression, both distant and recent. They come here seeking new opportunities, freedom from fear, and a chance to participate in the dream of America. Our refugee and immigrant neighbors contribute mightily to the cultural, economic, educational, and spiritual tapestry of the community we share.

For many years, The Denver Foundation and donors, partners, and local communities have helped new Americans transition to a new culture, open businesses and nonprofits, build homes, acquire new trades and professional skills, and obtain scholarships to pursue higher education. We’ve seen the impact and transformation that’s possible when newcomers to our country are embraced as individuals with the inspiration and determination to build new lives and contribute to our shared community.

At The Denver Foundation, we are committed to building a better future for everyone, including the most vulnerable among us. To refugees and immigrants who call Metro Denver home, we stand beside you.

We also extend our gratitude to those who are providing support to refugees and immigrants, through donations, services and guidance, and friendship. To learn more about recent events and resources available for communities most impacted, please visit Denver Public Library.

Rooted and Committed: A letter from Christine Marquez-Hudson
As my first year as the President & CEO of The Denver Foundation comes to a close, I have been inspired by the depth and breadth of our connections to the community. I am grateful to be part of the longstanding tradition of philanthropy at the largest, oldest community foundation in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.

We are rooted in Metro Denver and committed to the place we call home.
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Support Relief Efforts for Effects of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction as it passed through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States in early October. Click here for organizations that will be engaged with relief and recovery efforts in the affected regions. Please contact the Philanthropic Services Group at 303.300.1790 if you’d like more information.

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