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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.

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.
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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 

The Denver Foundation Environmental Affinity Group Announces 2017 Grants
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce Big City Mountaineers, Mothers Out Front, and collaboration between Conservation Colorado and Groundwork Denver as recipients of the Environmental Affinity Group’s 2017 grants.
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Arts Street Wins Big at Art Tank Colorado
They came. They pitched. And when it was over, four organizations walked away from Art Tank Colorado with significant financial support for creative work in Metro Denver.

On Tuesday, February 7, six of Metro Denver’s most innovative artists and organizations presented their best ideas for creative projects and programs to a live, voting audience at the University of Denver—Shark Tank-style—and competed for $75,000 in funding. Read more

Colorado Health Access Fund to Distribute $5 Million to Increase Behavioral Health Care Access Statewide

The Colorado Health Access Fund of The Denver Foundation is now accepting funding proposals from organizations and collaboratives working to increase access to behavioral health care and improve health outcomes for high-need populations across Colorado. Proposals are due March 10thRead more

Denver Latina Philanthropic Group Announces 2017 Grants

On Wednesday, December 7, LatinasGive!, Denver’s first Latina philanthropic circle, hosted a reception to award seven local organizations with funding ranging from $500 to$2000 each for a total of $10,100. This was the second funding cycle for LatinasGive! whose purpose is to strengthen Latino stories through intentional community investment. Read more

Community Leadership Awards

The Denver Foundation is honored to announce Rosalind "Bee" Harris, Ginnie Logan and Dr. Lydia Prado as winners of the 2016 Community Leadership Awards. The awards were presented during a reception on Wednesday, November 2 at The Denver Foundation. Read more

The Power of Five
On Friday, October 24, The Denver Foundation celebrated “The Power of Five”–a continuum of five programs designed to make the pool of nonprofit leaders in Denver bigger, more diverse, more skilled, and more connected—built on the belief that community change is especially powerful when the people most impacted by issues lead in identifying and implementing solutions. Read more

SVP Denver Presents "Art of Philanthropy" November 10th
Social Venture Partners (SVP Denver) is pleased to present “ART of Philanthropy,” a gathering and celebration, on Thursday, November 10 at RedLine. The event will provide an overview of the work of SVP Denver, whose members work together to build community, strengthen local nonprofits, and tackle great social challenges across Metro Denver. Read more

Colorado Art Tank Now Open
The Denver Foundation's Arts Affinity Group is now accepting proposals for Colorado Art Tank, which takes a "business unusual" approach to finding and funding innovative and impactful arts in Metro Denver. Read more

New Philanthropic Women's Group to Select and Present $100,000 Grant to Local Nonprofit; Announcement to be Made Live

More than 100 women will gather at the Wellshire Event Center for their inaugural Impact100 Metro Denver luncheon where a $100,000 grant will be announced. Three local nonprofits—Fresh Food Connect, Rocky Mountain Crisis Center, and Scholars Unlimited—have been announced as the finalists. Impact100 members will vote on and select the recipient of the grant during the luncheon on June 15. Read more

The Denver Foundation Awarded $200,000 to Elevate Philanthropy in Communities of Color
The Denver Foundation's efforts to deepen, leverage, and grow philanthropy among communities of color has received a significant boost, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). Read more

Prodigy Coffeehouse Grand Opening Saturday, July 30

Prodigy Coffeehouse is a new cafe in northeast Denver run entirely by youth between the ages of 16­24. 80% of Prodigy's staff are low­income youth who live within walking distance of the cafe; most are young men and women of color. Prodigy is a social venture enterprise in which job skills, leadership development, and high­ quality coffee and customer service are all part of an innovative business plan. Read more

New Report and Online Tool to Help Determine Best Commercial Developments along Four Light Rail Lines
Mile High Connects releases a unique new online tool to help developers, city planners, and others make informed decisions about what kinds of commercial development will be most complementary to the needs and strengths of key station areas. Read  more

Social Impact Bond program to help 250 chronically homeless at lower cost 
Through a unique financing program called Social Impact Bonds, Denver will use funds from lenders, including The Denver Foundation, to serve chronically homeless individuals who frequently use the city’s emergency services – police, jail, the courts and emergency rooms -- at a cost of approximately $7 million per year. Read more

Arts Groups Make Their Big Pitches

$65,000 awarded at Second Annual Colorado Art Tank presented by the The Denver Foundation's Arts Affinity Group . Read more

Sarah Harrison Visits the Rock Staff

Sarah Harrison visited the Rock staff December 4 to answer questions about different ways people can give--their time, talent, treasure, and testimony this holiday season.


Welcoming a New President and CEO in January 2016

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce that Christine Marquez-Hudson, CEO of Mi Casa Resource Center, will join the Foundation in January 2016 as its new President and CEO.
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The Denver Foundation Celebrates "Our Future in the Making"

Community Storytelling Contest Imagines Denver’s Next 90 Years

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Dr. Gary VanderArk named September Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award recipient
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New funding partnership supports collaboration, integration across behavioral health spectrum
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New report examines funding, impact of vital supports for public transportation
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"The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited" Comes to Denver
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Family Makes First Round of Grants from The Arapahoe High School Community Fund in Honor of Claire Davis
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The Denver Foundation Received HUD/USDA Secretaries' Award
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $300,000 to The Denver Foundation to Amplify Philantropy in Communities of Color
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A Community Comes Together for Love, Laughter, and Libations: An action fundraiser to benefit the Arapahoe High School Community Fund Honoring Claire Davis
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New Fund Established Honoring Claire Davis
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Five Unique Community Leaders Honored by The Denver Foundation with Swanee Hunt and Parr-Widener Awards
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Denver's Largest Private Company, DCP Midstream, Announces Operation Next A Region-wide Initiative to Help Veterans
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Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012: Deadline Approaches
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The Denver Foundation Announces the First African American Men’s Giving Circle in the Nation’s West
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Breakthrough partnership on Transit
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Metro Denver talks…The Denver Foundation Listens
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The Denver Foundation Honors Community Leaders with Hunt, Kaufmann, and Parr-Widener Awards
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Social Venture Partners-Denver Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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"Why let billionaires have all the fun?" The Denver Foundation celebrates 85th anniversary, lowers donor-advised fund minimum
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In Spirit of Biennial, Denver Foundation Funds Leading Nonprofits That Bridge Diverse Communities
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The Denver Foundation and Kaiser Permanente Join Forces to Strengthen State’s Fight Against Hunger
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