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Giving Circles

A giving circle is a group of donors who focus their philanthropic efforts on their common identity or shared experience.

The Denver Foundation has hosted a dozen such groups over the past decade. Please click here for more information on starting a giving circle at The Denver Foundation.

Among those groups are:

Denver African-American Philanthropists (D.A.A.P.): Black Men Giving with a Purpose

D.A.A.P. works to positively impact Denver by strategically giving time, talent, treasure, and testimony to those in greatest need. Check out D.A.A.P. on Facebook

Impact100 Metro Denver - Part of the Impact100 movement now in 26 US cities

The mission of Impact100 Metro Denver is to inspire and empower a community of women to be intentional and informed philanthropists, collectively funding transformational grants to Metro Denver nonprofits. Each member gives $1,000 and has one vote towards the annual grant recipient. Members receive volunteer, educational, and networking opportunities. 

Impact100 is pleased to announce its 2020 RFP. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 17, 2020 via email to for more information. 


LatinasGive! is a circle of women who share both their heritage and a love for taking action in the community. For more information, email
Check out LatinasGive! on Facebook

L.I.F.T. - Latinos Impacting our Future Together

Latinos Impacting Our Future Together (L.I.F.T.) is a newly formed men’s giving circle at The Denver Foundation that supports and empowers Colorado communities by elevating identity, awareness, and culture through philanthropy.  

L.I.F.T. is a group of men who have chosen to use their time to serving the Latino community in a variety of capacities, their talents to impacting the community, and their treasure to support the amazing work being done by non-profit organizations uplifting the Latino community. 


YouthRoots is a giving circle for diverse high school students who share one thing - passion to make the world a better place. They combine leadership with philanthropy to catalyze action in the next generation and make grants through a donor-advised fund at The Denver Foundation. Learn more at

The Metro Denver YouthBoards are accepting proposals until March 4, 2019. Click here for the 2019 RFP for the application and guidelines.

For more information on Giving Circles at The Denver Foundation, contact Nicole Baker at 303.300.1790.