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PUBLICATIONS & NEWSLETTERS

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Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report: A Future for Everyone

In 2015, the Foundation welcomed a new leader, deepened its work to help those most in need through The Fund for Denver, and helped our generous donors make more than 4,000 grants from their funds to organizations serving Metro Denver, communities across the US, and even places around the world. Each of those grants is an expression of hope for the future – hope that our early childhood educational system will prepare more children to learn, hope that fewer people will experience homelessness, hope that more people will find their voice as leaders, and the list goes on.
View the 2015 Annual Report: A Future for Everyone

2014 Annual Report: Our Future in the Making

The theme for this year's Annual Report is "Our Future in the Making." As we celebrate nine decades as Metro Denver's community foundation, we recognize that The Denver Foundation offers both stability that transcends generations and the flexibility to address each year's new challenges.
Download 2014 Annual Report: Our Future in the Making

2013 Annual Report: Seeds to Leaves

The theme for this year's Annual Report is Seeds to Leaves: Growing a Community. Here at The Denver Foundation, we're experiencing the dynamic process of growth, from the germination of ideas, to the testing and trying of new projects, to the full blossoming of partnerships and strategies.
Download 2013 Annual Report: Seeds to Leaves

Treasurer's Reports

2016 Treasurer's Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Foundation’s investment philosophy and results.
Download the 2016 Treasurer's Report

2014-2015 Treasurer's Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Foundation’s investment philosophy and results.
Download the 2014-2015 Treasurer's Report

2013-2014 Treasurer's Report

The purpose of this report is to augment the financial statements presented in our 2013 Annual Report, and to provide an overview of the Foundation’s investment philosophy and results.
Download the 2013-2014 Treasurer's Report

Colorado Health Access Fund Report

“Building From the Baseline” is an evaluation of the activity and impact of the Colorado Health Access Fund by the Colorado Health Institute. This evaluation of the Fund’s inaugural cohort of grantees from across the state shared nearly $2.2 million in multi-year grant funding. “Building From the Baseline” is the first of what will become an annual evaluation of the Fund.
 
Download the Executive Summary here and the full report here.

What's the Best Future You Can Imagine for Metro Denver?

A Future for Everyone

At The Denver Foundation, we want to create a better Metro Denver together. For our whole community.
For today. And for tomorrow. Let’s work together to meet our community’s most essential needs, and create opportunity for everyone. We are The Denver Foundation. And we’ve been taking care of the future since 1925.
Download What's the Best Future You Can Imagine

Giving and Volunteering Studies

2005 Giving and Volunteering Study

The Denver Foundation just completed its 2005 Giving and Volunteering Study to examine how Metro Denver residents give and volunteer, the causes they support, and the motivations and barriers to their giving. The 2000 study is used as a benchmark to assess the 2005 findings.
Download the 2005 Giving and Volunteering Study

2000 Giving and Volunteering Study

The Denver Foundation conducted a study of Metro Denver residents in 2000 regarding their giving and volunteering habits. The results are summarized in this booklet.
Download the 2000 Giving and Volunteering Study

Inclusiveness Project

Report from the Pipeline

The Denver Foundation began hearing from Metro Denver nonprofit organizations as far back as the late 1990s about a desire to have more diversity in their staff, boards, and volunteers, and their need to find ways to accomplish these goals. In 2001, The Denver Foundation made a commitment to engage with nonprofits, including funders, to become more inclusive of people of color, believing that a commitment to diversity might change the face of an organization, but a commitment to inclusiveness will change the overall impact.

Through the Foundation’s Inclusiveness Project, we’ve worked to accomplish this mission on three different levels: sharing best practices sector-wide, working with nonprofit organizations, and connecting with individuals. A key goal is to increase the number of individuals of color involved in the nonprofit sector, thereby supporting more effective nonprofits.

In 2007, The Denver Foundation released the “Report from the Pipeline: Reflections on the Nonprofit Sector from People of Color in Metro Denver.” The report highlighted conversations with over 100 individuals of color and the results of a survey of 110 college students and young nonprofit professionals from communities of color.
Download A Report from Pipeline