Elevating Philanthropy in Communities of Color - EPIC

For nearly twenty years, through Strengthening Neighborhoods and the Inclusiveness Project, The Denver Foundation has invested significant time and financial resources to develop relationships, programming, and grantmaking in communities of color. Additionally, through its work to grow philanthropy, The Foundation partners with individuals, families, businesses, and other diverse groups to amplify their giving. Now, through EPIC and with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The Denver Foundation is proud to continue our support of the existing, emerging, and oftentimes invisible acts of philanthropy in communities of color.

EPIC is an ongoing investment that is critical to achieve our mission to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.

EPIC Objectives

  • Recognize and grow philanthropy in communities of color
  • Connect philanthropists of color with tools, education, and resources
  • Bring together committed donors of color to build relationships and impact positive community change

How to Get Involved

Connect - Interactive, informative, and fun events that bring together community-minded individuals to build relationships.

Learn - Education sessions on giving strategically, including Charitable tools, Family Philanthropy, Leaving a Legacy, and Issue Briefings on important community topics.

​Partner - A trusted community partner for 90 years, The Denver Foundation is here to help everyday philanthropists realize the full potential of their giving. We connect, amplify, and support people at whatever level they give of their time, talent, treasure, and testimony. Together, we strengthen communities across Metro Denver and beyond.

Impact- Vehicles for giving, including donor-advised funds, giving circles, affinity groups, and the support and services to take your philanthropy to the next level.

Contact LaDawn Sullivan, 303.300.1790, x118 or lsullivan@denverfoundation.org
Kate Lyda, 303.300.1790, x158 or klyda@denverfoundation.org