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How We Help Donors

The Denver Foundation helps generous people like you make a difference in our community and beyond.

The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community.

As the oldest and largest community foundation in Colorado, The Denver Foundation plays three key roles: distributing grants from our Community Endowment, powering the generosity of local donors, and addressing key issues in partnership with community leaders.

To make a gift to support our community visit Ways to Give

To find out how we can help you with your own personalized charitable fund, visit Open A Fund.

To learn about to support the work of The Denver Foundation in improving life in Metro Denver, visit Community Leadership Circle or Community Legacy Society.

For inspiration, you can read the stories of many generous people who have given through and to The Denver Foundation.

We hope you'll consider a partnership in philanthropy with The Denver Foundation.

The Denver Foundation provides in-depth expertise in charitable giving and philanthropic endeavors.

We are pleased to share information about the best practices in philanthropy:


The Denver Foundation can receive gifts of all sizes and types, and specializes in complex gifts. Find out how to get started.

Ways to give

Dick Winton: A Good Man

Born in Illinois, Dick Winton came to Colorado for a job and loved the state so much that he stayed.

Colleen Abdoulah: A Model of Generosity

Colleen gives to causes she believes in and wants her legacy to be simply how she loved and how she modeled love. She constantly challenges herself to do more, to give more, and to help others. Thank you, Colleen, for challenging each of us, as well.