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People choose to work with The Denver Foundation for many reasons. Here are the top ten.

1. Long History of Leadership
Established in 1925, The Denver Foundation connects generous donors with causes they care about – and helps them make an impact. The Denver Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation in the Rocky Mountain region.

2. Strong Investment Performance
The Denver Foundation’s investment performance has been strong, in bad times as well as good. Annualized investment returns exceed 8% over the last 10 years. The keys to the Foundation’s investment success are an experienced investment team, access to sophisticated investment vehicles, and a wide diversity of investment types.

3. Highly-Personalized Giving
We help foster your philanthropy–your way–with our stewardship and expertise. We offer exactly the level of services, expertise, and involvement that you desire, designed in partnership with you, your family, or your business.

4. Broad Expertise At Your Service
The Denver Foundation has nationally-recognized expertise in charitable giving techniques and legacy planning. Our staff scrutinizes the operations of hundreds of local nonprofit organizations each year, and has a large reservoir of knowledge regarding virtually all aspects of the local nonprofit sector.

5. Give a Wide Variety of Assets with Maximum Tax Advantage
You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets – we specialize in gifts of complex assets and you receive the maximum tax-deductibility for your gift.

6. Events and Programs
The Denver Foundation hosts frequent events and programs for donors. Among recent topics: how to involve your children and grandchildren in philanthropy, how to analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of a charitable organization, arts education, aging, and early childhood education.

7. Wide-Ranging Stewardship
The Denver Foundation manages more than 1,000 different charitable funds for families, individuals, businesses, community groups, and nonprofit organizations.

8. Outstanding Growth
The Denver Foundation’s assets have grown dramatically in recent years. In the last 18 years, assets have increased from $50 million to $823 million.

9. Local, National, and International Knowledge and Connections
The Denver Foundation is part of a network of community foundations nationally and worldwide.

10. Ethical and Legal Standards
The Denver Foundation complies with all national standards for community foundations. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and legal standards. We embrace inclusiveness at every level of our organization.