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Javier Alberto Soto Named President and CEO of The Denver Foundation
On behalf of The Denver Foundation Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to announce that Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO of The Miami Foundation, has been named as our new President and CEO. Javier is the sixth President and Chief Executive Officer in The Denver Foundation’s 94-year history. He will step down from The Miami Foundation at the end of September to join The Denver Foundation in October. Click here to read the full press release in English. Click here to read the full press release in Spanish (En Español).
Metro Mayors, Denver Foundation Boost "Flex Fund" to Provide Quick Assistance to Prevent and Address Homelessness
The Metro Mayors Caucus announced new funding for the "Flex Fund,” at the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative which provides flexible, one-time assistance to help people experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing and, in some cases, remain in housing. With more than $126,000 in 2019 contributions from the Metro Mayors Caucus, The Denver Foundation, and the private sector, the Flex Fund can continue to provide critical assistance to homeless and housing insecure individuals and families across the seven-county metro area. Click here to read the full press release.
Social Venture Partners Denver Partners with A Precious Child
A Precious Child, a local nonprofit providing children in need with opportunities an resources to empower them to achieve their full potential, has been selected for a year-long pro bono consulting engagement with Social Venture Partners Denver and its foundation partner, Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation. Click here to learn more.
Denver Foundation Among Winners of Hermes Creative Awards 2019
The Foundation received a Platinum award for the 2017 Annual Report, and a Gold award for the Winter 2018-19 issue of Give Magazine, a bi-annual publication with a circulation of nearly 60,000. Through high-quality photography, writing, and design, as well as a diverse and inclusive approach to storytelling, both publications reflect The Denver Foundation’s mission of inspiring people and mobilizing resources to strengthen our community. Click here to learn more.
Deyanira Zavala Named Executive Director of Mile High Connects
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce that Deyanira (Deya) Zavala has been named Executive Director of Mile High Connects, a Denver Foundation partner and supporting organization. Deya was unanimously selected by the MHC Steering Committee following the departure of Jeffrey Su, who served as Executive Director from June 2017 to March 2019.
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Growing Our Permanent Endowment, The Fund for Denver
After careful thought and consideration, the Board of Trustees and Leadership Team of The Denver Foundation is reducing the administrative fee from our permanent endowment from 1.75% to 1.0% by 2021. The goal is to steadily increase the assets in The Fund for Denver and, in turn, increase funds available for community grantmaking. Reducing the administrative fee drawn on the endowment to 1.0% is estimated to add an additional $2 million to our Community Grants Program budget over the next ten years. Learn more about The Denver Foundation's spending policy.
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. For suggestions on how to help those affected by the flooding of the Missouri River in the Midwest, please click here
. Donors with questions about grantmaking are encouraged to contact their fund manager at 303.300.1790.
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. Click here to learn more.