Building Community


The Denver Foundation holds a vision for the Metro Denver community - one where all residents have the opportunity for a high quality of life - including safe and stable shelter for themselves and their families. The plight of the more than 3,900 homeless men, women, and children living in the Denver area makes housing and homelessness a priority for the Foundation. The Denver Foundation is working to find permanent supportive housing for homeless women; learn more about these efforts here

In September 2005, Denver's Road Home, a 10-year program to end homelessness, was launched through in Metro-Denver. The Denver Foundation has supported the initiative since its inception.

The Foundation is also a member organization of the Housing and Homelessness Funders Collaborative. The Collaborative is comprised of seven organizations that have pooled funds to make grants to support systemic reform efforts that will lead to resources and community support for affordable housing and effective services for people who are homeless or low income.

One of the funding areas of the Community Grants Programs is Human Services. In this area of focus, the Foundation makes grants to address homelessness and housing. A key funding priority is to help individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access safe, stable shelter and affordable housing.

Donors can help by giving directly to organizations that address issues of homelessness and housing through their donor-advised funds or by leaving a legacy gift so that the Foundation can steward the funds in perpetuity after their lifetime.

For more information about Community Grants, donor-advised funds, or legacy gifts call 303-300-1790.

Other Areas of Interest

Broad Community Needs

Supporting Education

Arts & Culture 

Fighting Hunger

Fighting Poverty 

Improving Health 



Supporting the Environment

Other Interests