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Crisis Relief Donation Options
Our hearts are with those in the disaster areas 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.
Hurricane Season 2018/2019
When disaster strikes outside of Colorado, The Denver Foundation looks to its trusted peer network of more than 500 accredited community foundations around the country. These organizations are uniquely positioned to identify local needs and have the expertise and capacity to direct resources quickly and effectively.
Hurricane Michael Response Funds and Resources
Center for Disaster Philanthropy: 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund
In response to the needs that will arise following Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and other storms that may hit throughout the Atlantic hurricane season, the CDP 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund will focus on medium- and long-term recovery needs, including rebuilding homes and businesses, meeting the needs of young children, and supporting mental health (among other needs).
- Global Giving: Hurricane Michael Relief Fund
This fund is supporting relief efforts in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine. If necessary, this fund will also support longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
- Florida Disaster Fund: Volunteer Florida Foundation
Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Hurricane Florence Response Funds and Resources
Community foundation partners have established response funds for disaster recovery, including:
The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund
The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund is a special project fund at The Denver Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to provide grants to qualified nonprofit organizations so that they can offer direct legal representation to immigrants. Grants will also support organizations working to increase the pool of attorneys available to represent immigrants.
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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.