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2017 Annual Report: Shining a Light
In this, our 2017 Annual Report, we shine a light on this work, lift it up, and invite more people to get involved. You will read how individuals, families, and businesses contributed to the work of nonprofits addressing myriad issues and opportunities throughout Metro Denver and beyond. You will learn how philanthropic resources sustained vital services, catalyzed new ideas, and supported people on their path to success. You will see how gifts of time, talent, treasure, and testimony helped future leaders shine and brightened possibilities for our young people.
View the 2017 Annual Report: Shining a Light
2016 Annual Report: A Place for Everyone
In all facets of our work, The Denver Foundation works hand-in-hand, shoulder-to-shoulder with philanthropists, community members, residents, nonprofit organizations, and our colleagues across the private and public sectors. That’s why we chose “A Place for Everyone,” as the theme of our 2016 Annual Report.
View the 2016 Annual Report: A Place for Everyone
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
2017 Treasurer's Report
Download the 2017 Treasurer's Report
2016 Treasurer's Report
Download the 2016 Treasurer's Report
2014-2015 Treasurer's Report
Download the 2014-2015 Treasurer's Report
2013-2014 Treasurer's Report
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.
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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