Environmental issues such as climate change and population growth are of increasing concern throughout the US. Giving USA reported an increase of 9.5% between 2010 and 2012 in gifts to environmental causes, compared with 7.9% increase in overall giving during the same time period.
The Denver Foundation has supported environmental education organizations through its Community Grants Program. Past grantees such as the Thorne Ecological Institute and Environmental Learning for Kids are helping to train the next generation of caring citizens and budding scientists.Many of the Foundation’s donors support a broad range of environmental causes through grants from their donor-advised funds to groups working at the national and international level, such as World Wildlife Fund, Trust for Public Land and the Sierra Club.
Others focus more locally and support organizations like the Colorado Conservation Trust and Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado to protect the natural resources and beauty in our own backyard. Some donors have designated legacy gifts so that the Foundation can steward the funds in perpetuity to support pressing environmental causes as they evolve over time.
For more information on how to make a difference in environmental issues, call the Philanthropic Services Group at 303-300-1790.
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