Education

In our recent Listening Campaign, The Denver Foundation heard from the community that the state of public education in the Denver Metro area as one of their greatest concerns. The Foundation helps to address educational issues in several different ways.

As one of the funding priorities for The Denver Foundation's Community Grants Program we provide grants to nonprofit organizations and take action on key issues. We give special priority to programs that address gaps in academic achievement, expand educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, and expand the availability of high quality early childhood education. The Denver Foundation has received national recognition for our work on common sense discipline, an approach focused on keeping kids in school and learning. Find out more information on our work in this area.

The Denver Foundation offers a number of Scholarship Programs for which students and teachers can apply. Find out more information on Scholarships.

Strengthening Neighborhoods, a Program of The Denver Foundation, also helps to address the issues of education by making small grants which support residents in strengthening their own neighborhoods, communities, and schools.

Donors work with The Denver Foundation to fund education in numerous ways through their donor-advised funds, such as giving back to their alma maters across the country or adopting local schools. Some donors have designated legacy gifts so that the Foundation can steward the funds in perpetuity to support the most pressing education-related causes. Whatever your interest in the area of education, The Denver Foundation can help you make a difference.

For more information about how to make an impact on education, call the Philanthropic Services Group at 303.300.1790.