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The Denver Foundation turns 90 on November 30!

Use #DenverNext90 to tell us how you'll help make Metro Denver a better place for the next 90 years.

Prizes awarded weekly to winning entries!


The Denver Foundation has worked to make a better future for Denver since 1925! We could not provide opportunities and improve the quality of life of so many without the partnership of thousands of generous community members. To celebrate 90 years of strengthening the community we present the OUR FUTURE IN THE MAKING CONTEST. For the eight weeks leading up to our birthday, we invite you to share your stories about how you are (or how you have plans to) improve the quality of life for residents in Metro Denver. To help spark your thoughts, we have organized themes for each week of the contest.

Contest Dates:

Starts: Monday October 5, 2015
Ends: Monday, November 30, 2015


Prizes will be awarded each week of the contest to the winning entry on each of three platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).  Each week we will offer a different theme to help spark your thoughts. You can enter as many times as you want, but can win only one prize per week. Prizes: $90 gift certificate to Women’s Bean Project for jewelry, food products, and gifts at www.womensbeanproject.com.

How to enter:

Three easy ways to enter each week! You can enter right from the Contest App page. Please be sure to read Contest Rules as well.

Tweet your story in no more 90 characters. Be sure to tag @TDFCommunity and use the hashtag #DenverNext90 (those don’t count toward your 90 characters). Weekly contest winners will announced and contacted through direct message on Twitter so make sure you follow @TDFCommunity.

Post your story to The Denver Foundation Facebook page, with a max of 90 words,or in a video of 90 seconds or less. Be sure to use the hashtag #DenverNext90. Weekly contest winners will be posted on the Foundation’s FB page and contacted via private message on Facebook so make sure you like The Denver Foundation Facebook page.

Post a picture, video, or story to Instagram and make sure to use the hashtag #DenverNext90. Weekly contest winners will be announced and notified via private message.



Contest entries will be evaluated and winners will be selected by of panel of regional communications experts.
Click to learn more about Contest judges.


Weekly Themes:

The following are weekly themes for Our Future in the Making Contest. What are you doing or what are your plans to impact the future of Denver in this area? Be sure to include the hashtag #DenverNext90.


Week of


October 5

Education/Youth Development

October 12

Arts & Culture


October 19

Inclusiveness/Equity Giving Circles

October 26

Community Leadership

November 2


November 9

Job creation/Entrepreneurialism

November 16


November 23

Individual/Family/Corporate Giving & Philanthropy

Got Questions? Contact us at Contest@denverfoundation.org.


Click here for the Contest App.

Click here for information on the Contest Judges.

Click here for Contest Rules and Regulations.