Maximizing Impact:
We will work to improve school readiness, achievement, and graduation rates for students from selected low-income communities.
See what impact we're having on the lives of Colorado's students.
Maximizing Impact:
Basic Human Needs.
We work to ensure shelter, basic medical care, access to nutritious food, and freedom from domestic violence for our most vulnerable residents.
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Maximizing Impact:
Economic Opportunity.
We help low-income residents have the tools and opportunities necessary for jobs and careers that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
Find out how the Denver Foundation is making a real difference.


Critical Needs Fund - Hunger Relief Effort

Thank you for your interest in the Critical Needs Fund – Hunger Relief Effort.  

To date, the Critical Needs Fund – Hunger Relief Effort has distributed over $1.1 million dollars in small grants to frontline organizations serving the hungry.  Hundreds of food pantries across the Denver Metro area have provided relief to the most vulnerable members of our community with the support of these grants, which were made possible by generous donations from individuals, corporations, and other foundations.  For a map of our most recent grantees, click here.

The grant application is currently closed.  We do not anticipate offering additional grants for food pantry purchase again in the near future.  

If you have questions about the Critical Needs Fund – Hunger Relief Effort, please contact Monica Buhlig at or 303-300-1790 ext. 130.