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About Us

About Us

The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Since 1925, The Denver Foundation has helped generous people like you to be catalysts for good by building charitable legacies.

As Colorado's oldest and largest community foundation, we help people give back to Metro Denver in ways that are meaningful -- to them and to the community. 

The Denver Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Generosity Meet Stewardship
We steward the Community Endowment to meet the changing needs of the community now and for generations to come. The Community Endowment is made up of gifts from thousands of donors over the course of the Foundation's history.  Earnings from the endowment help local nonprofits through the Community Grants Program, Technical Assistance Grants, the Inclusivness Project, and the Strengthening Neighborhoods Program.


Generosity Meet Expertise
The Foundation currently assists Metro Denver individuals, families, and businesses accomplish their charitable goals by helping them design personalized charitable giving strategies and establishing customized, flexible donor funds. We currently manage more than 1,000 charitable funds giving donors the power of a private foundation without the administrative burdens. The Foundation offers expertise and experience in family philanthropic planning, provided free of charge or obligation.


Generosity Meet Leadership
We work with community and philanthropic leaders to address the core challenges that face Metro Denver.


About Community Foundations
Community foundations are charitable organizations created through gifts from people who care about a particular geographic area.  Anyone can contribute any amount of money to a community foundation, which invests these gifts for growth and income.  A community foundation then uses that income to make grants that strengthen their community. Community foundations operate in perpetuity, meaning that gifts made to them will continue to grow and provide resources for their own community forever. There are more than 700 community foundations throughout the United States and around the world.