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Fighting Poverty

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving."

~O. Henry, Heart of the West, 1907

The Denver Foundation is committed to addressing the root causes of community issues. Poverty is undeniably at the crux of many other challenges that Metro Denver residents face, particularly as one in five households in our region don't have the resources to meet their basic needs....and Colorado's increase in child poverty is the highest in the nation over the last ten years.

One of the key elements of the Foundation's Community Grants program is to address basic human needs.

If you are interested in learning more about how to fight poverty in Metro Denver, please contact the Philanthropic Services Group at 303-300-1790.

Key resources

Numerous foundations and nonprofit organizations are working to address poverty in Metro Denver. The research in the overview is simply a snapshot in time; the links below will connect you directly to the organizations that can offer the most up-to-date information.