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LEADERSHIP & Equity

In 2017, Community Grants in the objective area of Leadership & Equity will build a diverse pool of leaders to increase racial equity.

Goals:

  • Support the development of leadership skills among residents, program constituents, people of color, and people in low-income, and refugee and immigrant communities to address community-identified issues
  • Support community organizing 
  • Support and strengthen efforts of organizations/institutions to become more resident-centered and inclusive in their leadership (from the inside out)
  • Strengthen efforts to increase racial equity in all sectors, including philanthropy 
  • Support community leaders’ collaborative efforts to mobilize and act on critical needs and emerging issues which may include Basic Human Needs, Education, and Economic Opportunity 

In the focus area of Leadership & Equity, resident-led initiatives are given priority.


​Give to Leadership & Equity

"Building leaders in the community is the key to making the change that we all need.”

- Community Leadership Partner

The Denver Foundation’s Leadership & Equity partners are strengthening Metro Denver by supporting new leaders and connecting leaders across communities. Over the past two years, this work has created more space for diverse leadership that reflects our complex, multi-racial community, as well as opportunities for dedicated community members to work together and learn from one another.

Find out how you can support The Denver Foundation’s Leadership and Equity Field of Interest Fund.

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