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NEWS RELEASES and articles

Please find PDFs below of the latest press releases about the efforts of The Denver Foundation.

If you have questions please contact our Media Relations Department at lbond@denverfoundation.org.

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. Read 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. Read more

The Denver Foundation President and CEO Search: Job description and application now available online 

The Denver Foundation is pleased to share the job description and application information for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Denver Foundation reports to the Board of Trustees and is accountable for leading the organization in pursuit of its mission, including executive leadership of the Foundation, its grantmaking, investments and initiatives, stewardship of its current and future donors, and its continued financial health and sustainability. The CEO works closely with the Board and The Denver Foundation’s diverse and talented team of 52 staff members to achieve the goals and objectives of the Foundation. Read more

The Denver Foundation Announces New Trustees, Julie Reiskin and Kai Yeung Began Board Terms in January 2019. Nita Bosby Tyler Now Serves as Chair

The Denver Foundation is honored to announce two new members of its Board of Trustees. These exemplary local leaders bring a broad range of skills and accomplishments in business, government, finance, law, and the nonprofit sector to the Foundation’s governing body. All are deeply engaged in community work across the Metro Denver area. The new Trustees began new terms on January 1, 2019. Also in January, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler began her tenure as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Mosby Tyler has served as a Trustee since 2017. Other officers are Barbara Baumann, Treasurer; Chrissy Deal, Secretary; and Eddie Koen, Vice Chair. Read more

The Denver Foundation selects Bridge Partners, LLC to lead executive search 

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the executive search firm Bridge Partners (bridgepartnersllc.com) to help identify the organization’s next President and CEO. Bridge Partners will work closely with the Foundation’s Search Committee, composed of current and former members of the Board of Trustees and a staff member representative, to conduct a broad search for the Foundation’s next leader. Read more

"Undesign the Redline" Explores History of U.S. Housing Policy, Race, Segregation, and Impact in Denver

The Denver Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), and Designing the WE are proud to present “Undesign the Redline,” an interactive exhibition that traces the history and legacy of housing discrimination and segregation across Metro Denver and the United States. Read more

The Denver Foundation Announces Purchase of Building

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of the historic building “Casa Grande,” located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
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Colorado Health Access Fund Awards $3.75 Million in Grants

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the Colorado Health Access Fund's 2018 grant awards, totaling $3,754,488. These grants will support increased access to behavioral health care across Colorado. Read more

Social Venture Partners Denver Welcomes Rob Kellogg as Executive Director

Social Venture Partners Denver (SVP Denver), a program of The Denver Foundation, welcomes Rob Kellogg as Executive Director. Kellogg assumed leadership of SVP Denver following the departure of longtime leader Pat Landrum, who retired on August 24. Read more 

Virginia Bayless Named Interim President and CEO of The Denver Foundation

Virginia “Ginny” Bayless will serve as interim President and CEO of The Denver Foundation, the largest and most experienced community foundation in Colorado, as the organization launches a search for a new leader. Read more

Local Grassroots Organizing Supported by Education Funders Collaborative

A strong and expanding field of local nonprofits are organizing grassroots communities around education issues in Denver and Aurora public schools, and leading education foundations today announced a coordinated set of grants to support their work.

The Colorado Education Organizing (CEO) Funder’s Collaborative gave grants totaling $310,000 to seven local nonprofits. The collaborative includes the Denver Foundation, Gates Family Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, which pool funding to provide support for organizations in the field. Read more 

Impact100 Metro Denver Grants $180K to Support Refugee and Mental Health Services

Impact100 Metro Denver has awarded a total of $180,000 in grants to three Denver-based nonprofit organizations to support transformational impact in the region’s refugee and mental health services: $100,000 to Project Worthmore, $48,000 to Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, and $32,000 to International Rescue Committee in Denver. Read more

The Denver Foundation Announces New Trustees

The Denver Foundation is honored to announce five new members of its Board of Trustees. These exemplary local leaders bring a broad range of skills and accomplishments in business, government, finance, law, and the nonprofit sector to the Foundation’s governing body.

All are deeply engaged in community work across the Metro Denver area. The new Trustees began new terms on January 1, 2018. Read more