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.
Read the details about the impact we're having.
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.



The Denver Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs for which students and teachers can apply.  Click on the type of scholarship that you are interested in to read a description of each program. If applications are currently being accepted, a description of where to obtain an application will be listed or you will be able to click and print an application.

Scholarship Programs at The Denver Foundation          

Scholarships for Colorado High School Students

Scholarships for College Students

Scholarships for Teachers

Other Scholarships Administered by The Denver Foundation

If you have questions about any of the scholarship programs, contact Jack Czarniecki at 303.996.7328 or click here.

Establishing a Scholarship Fund 

The Denver Foundation works with individuals, families, and organizations to create scholarship programs that align with their philanthropic goals and benefit deserving students. For information on establishing a scholarship fund, please click here

Donating to an Existing Scholarship Fund

Making a gift to an existing scholarship program is a great way to help students achieve their goals and potential. Your gift qualifies for the maximum charitable benefit under state and federal law.  

The following scholarship funds accept donations:   

Alma M. Poe Scholarship Fund
Columbine Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund
Francis H. Mahon Scholarship Fund
Giving Generation AVID Graduate with Distinction Scholarship Fund
Helen M. McLoraine Nonprofit Employee Scholarship Fund
Helen M. McLoraine Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship for Foster Care & Emancipated Youth
John William Mosley & Edna Wilson Mosley Family Fund
Leonard and Elizabeth Baylinson Musical Scholarship Fund
Melnick Family Scholarship Fund
Never Forgotten Fund
RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund
Reed Penington Family Trust Scholarship
Terry L. Priest Scholarship Fund
Winifred R. Reynolds Educational Scholarship Fund

To make a donation with a credit card please click here and select the fund you would like to support from the drop down list. 

Donations can also be mailed to:

The Denver Foundation
55 Madison Street, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206

Please be sure to include a note that includes the name of the scholarship fund you would like to support.