The Fund for Denver is Metro Denver's savings account, supported by generous people for over 90 years to respond to our community’s most pressing needs. Your support for The Fund for Denver or any of The Denver Foundation’s Impact Areas will join with the gifts of thousands of others given since 1925.
Gifts of Cash
Many gifts made to The Denver Foundation come in the form of cash, via check, credit card, or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to "The Denver Foundation", or the fund you are giving directly to, and mailed to:
The Denver Foundation
1009 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
To make a donation via a cash wire transfer, please complete this form. Once completed, please return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 303.300.6547.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks and mutual funds, that you have held for more than one year can be an economical and tax advantaged way to give.
To make a donation via a gift of stock, please complete this form. Once completed, please return this form to email@example.com or by fax to 303.300.6547.
We are happy to take gifts of mutual funds as well. Please note that these require individualized transfer instructions and can take several weeks to complete. To receive transfer instructions and learn more, contact the Philanthropic Services Group at 303.300.1790 for more information.
Real Estate, Personal Property, and other Complex Assets
Charitable giving encompasses more than cash donations. You may be able to attain a new level of giving you may not have considered possible through assets you already own. You can use our expertise to donate hard-to-value assets to donor-advised funds. We specialize in accepting complex assets. Please contact the Philanthropic Service Group at 303.300.1790 for information about donating other assets.
For information regarding testamentary and other planned gifts that extend your charitable legacy past your own lifetime, please visit our Legacy page.
The Denver Foundation works with Vehicles for Charity to facilitate vehicle donations. Vehicles for Charity was founded with the purpose of providing a win-win situation, one charity helping another. Their mission is to generate funds for charities listed on their site to fulfill their goals and missions. The Denver Foundation is one of these charities. Click here for more information.
Child Care Tax Credit
The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit promotes child care in the state for children ages 12 and under. Donors who make a qualifying contribution to promote child care in Colorado may claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying contribution. Please see this page for more information.
Four Star Charity
The Denver Foundation's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive time that The Denver Foundation has earned this top distinction. Click here
for more information.