NEWS RELEASES and articles
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Announcing the Black Resilience in Colorado Fund
The Denver Foundation is proud to announce the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund, which will direct resources to address systemic racism and its impact on Black communities across the seven-county Metro Denver region. The Denver Foundation’s goal is to distribute $1 million through the Black Resilience in Colorado Fund in its first year, through a community-led process. The fund will focus on racial inequities that have been intensified by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and amplified by a recent wave of racial violence across the United States. Click here to read the full press release.
The Denver Foundation Mobilizes COVID-19 Relief
The Denver Foundation has activated a robust and collaborative philanthropic response to COVID-19.Through the Critical Needs Fund, the Foundation has distributed $480,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to eight organizations working collaboratively to help vulnerable people across the state.The Foundation also contributed $100,000 to Help Colorado Now, an emergency fund established by Governor Jared Polis. Click here to read the full press release.
Announcing L.I.F.T., Colorado's First All-Male Latino Giving Circle
In partnership with The Denver Foundation’s EPIC (Elevating Philanthropy in Communities of Color) initiative, local business leaders, civic leaders and entrepreneurs in Metro Denver have joined together to create opportunities for giving back to the community. Latinos Impacting Our Future Together (L.I.F.T.) is a men’s giving circle that supports and empowers Colorado communities by elevating identity, awareness, and culture through philanthropy. Click here to read the full press release.
The Denver Foundation and SVP Denver make $100k impact investment in early stage start-up focused on removing racial bias in the mortgage industry
The Denver Foundation and Social Venture Partners Denver (SVP Denver) are pleased to announce a $100,000 co-investment in Achroma, an early stage Denver technology firm focused on removing racial, gender, and other bias from the mortgage process. Click here to read the full press release.
Javier Alberto Soto Named President and CEO of The Denver Foundation
On behalf of The Denver Foundation Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to announce that Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO of The Miami Foundation, has been named as our new President and CEO. Javier is the sixth President and Chief Executive Officer in The Denver Foundation’s 94-year history. He will step down from The Miami Foundation at the end of September to join The Denver Foundation in October. Click here to read the full press release in English. Click here to read the full press release in Spanish (En Español).
Metro Mayors, Denver Foundation Boost "Flex Fund" to Provide Quick Assistance to Prevent and Address Homelessness
The Metro Mayors Caucus announced new funding for the "Flex Fund,” at the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative which provides flexible, one-time assistance to help people experiencing homelessness secure permanent housing and, in some cases, remain in housing. With more than $126,000 in 2019 contributions from the Metro Mayors Caucus, The Denver Foundation, and the private sector, the Flex Fund can continue to provide critical assistance to homeless and housing insecure individuals and families across the seven-county metro area. Click here to read the full press release.
Denver Foundation Among winners of Hermes Creative Awards 2019
The Foundation received a Platinum award for the 2017 Annual Report, and a Gold award for the Winter 2018-19 issue of Give Magazine, a bi-annual publication with a circulation of nearly 60,000.
Through high-quality photography, writing, and design, as well as a diverse and inclusive approach to storytelling, both publications reflect The Denver Foundation’s mission of inspiring people and mobilizing resources to strengthen our community Read more.
Deyanira Zavala Named Executive Director of Mile High Connects
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce that Deyanira (Deya) Zavala has been named Executive Director of Mile High Connects, a Denver Foundation partner and supporting organization.
Deya was unanimously selected by the MHC Steering Committee following the departure of Jeffrey Su, who served as Executive Director from June 2017 to March 2019. Read more
The Denver Foundation President and CEO Search: Job description and application now available online
The Denver Foundation is pleased to share the job description and application information for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.
The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Denver Foundation reports to the Board of Trustees and is accountable for leading the organization in pursuit of its mission, including executive leadership of the Foundation, its grantmaking, investments and initiatives, stewardship of its current and future donors, and its continued financial health and sustainability. The CEO works closely with the Board and The Denver Foundation’s diverse and talented team of 52 staff members to achieve the goals and objectives of the Foundation. Read more
The Denver Foundation Announces New Trustees, Julie Reiskin and Kai Yeung Began Board Terms in January 2019. Nita Bosby Tyler Now Serves as Chair
The Denver Foundation is honored to announce two new members of its Board of Trustees. These exemplary local leaders bring a broad range of skills and accomplishments in business, government, finance, law, and the nonprofit sector to the Foundation’s governing body. All are deeply engaged in community work across the Metro Denver area. The new Trustees began new terms on January 1, 2019. Also in January, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler began her tenure as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Mosby Tyler has served as a Trustee since 2017. Other officers are Barbara Baumann, Treasurer; Chrissy Deal, Secretary; and Eddie Koen, Vice Chair. Read more
The Denver Foundation selects Bridge Partners, LLC to lead executive search
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the executive search firm Bridge Partners (bridgepartnersllc.com) to help identify the organization’s next President and CEO. Bridge Partners will work closely with the Foundation’s Search Committee, composed of current and former members of the Board of Trustees and a staff member representative, to conduct a broad search for the Foundation’s next leader. Read more
"Undesign the Redline" Explores History of U.S. Housing Policy, Race, Segregation, and Impact in Denver
The Denver Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), and Designing the WE are proud to present “Undesign the Redline,” an interactive exhibition that traces the history and legacy of housing discrimination and segregation across Metro Denver and the United States. Read more
The Denver Foundation Announces Purchase of Building
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of the historic building “Casa Grande,” located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Read more
Colorado Health Access Fund Awards $3.75 Million in Grants
The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the Colorado Health Access Fund's 2018 grant awards, totaling $3,754,488. These grants will support increased access to behavioral health care across Colorado. Read more
Social Venture Partners Denver Welcomes Rob Kellogg as Executive Director
Social Venture Partners Denver (SVP Denver), a program of The Denver Foundation, welcomes Rob Kellogg as Executive Director. Kellogg assumed leadership of SVP Denver following the departure of longtime leader Pat Landrum, who retired on August 24. Read more
Virginia Bayless Named Interim President and CEO of The Denver Foundation
Virginia “Ginny” Bayless will serve as interim President and CEO of The Denver Foundation, the largest and most experienced community foundation in Colorado, as the organization launches a search for a new leader. Read more
Local Grassroots Organizing Supported by Education Funders Collaborative
A strong and expanding field of local nonprofits are organizing grassroots communities around education issues in Denver and Aurora public schools, and leading education foundations today announced a coordinated set of grants to support their work.
The Colorado Education Organizing (CEO) Funder’s Collaborative gave grants totaling $310,000 to seven local nonprofits. The collaborative includes the Denver Foundation, Gates Family Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, which pool funding to provide support for organizations in the field. Read more
Impact100 Metro Denver Grants $180K to Support Refugee and Mental Health Services
Impact100 Metro Denver has awarded a total of $180,000 in grants to three Denver-based nonprofit organizations to support transformational impact in the region’s refugee and mental health services: $100,000 to Project Worthmore, $48,000 to Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, and $32,000 to International Rescue Committee in Denver. Read more
The Denver Foundation Announces New Trustees
The Denver Foundation is honored to announce five new members of its Board of Trustees. These exemplary local leaders bring a broad range of skills and accomplishments in business, government, finance, law, and the nonprofit sector to the Foundation’s governing body.
All are deeply engaged in community work across the Metro Denver area. The new Trustees began new terms on January 1, 2018. Read more