Fire Relief Fund
Colorado Fire Relief Fund Progress
The Allocation Board of the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012 has nearly completed its funding and will be presenting a full report on the expenditures from the Fund in the coming weeks.
Click here for the January 2013 interim report on the Colorado Fire Relief Fund.
Click here for the September 2012 interim report on the Colorado Fire Relief Fund.
For 87 years, The Denver Foundation has worked to strengthen the seven-county Denver Metro region by mobilizing resources to address community issues and needs. From time to time urgent needs arise that require immediate resources and attention.
The fires that have burned sections of the Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Boulder regions of Colorado, among others, are examples of this type of urgent need – claiming lives, destroying homes, and forcing thousands to be evacuated.
We are encouraging the community to help support the victims of these fires and those working to contain them by making donations to organizations that deal directly with disaster response.
A list of these organizations can be found at http://helpcoloradonow.org. While financial contributions are especially helpful at this time, because resources can then be directed to the area of most urgent need, there are also volunteer opportunities listed as well as material donation requests.
The Governor's Office partnered with The Denver Foundation and several other community foundations across Colorado to develop the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. This fund is held at The Denver Foundation and is collecting major gifts ($1,000 or more). The fund will make distributions to address the intermediate-term needs that result from the wildfires. If you wish to support these efforts, please send your contribution to:
The Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012
The Denver Foundation
55 Madison, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80206
The newly formed board of the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012 convened in the summer, electing David Miller, President & CEO of The Denver Foundation, to chair the fund. The board members represent the heads of the community foundations in the regions that have been most impacted by the wildfires in Colorado in 2012.
The members of the board worked with a project manager to develop and issue guidelines, and to help in the process of making grants from the fund.
Please click here for a list of board members and guiding principles for the fund.