How we invest your funds
The Denver Foundation's investment performance has been consistently strong, in bad times as well as good. An all-volunteer investment committee hires and reviews recommendations from an outstanding investment advisory firm. Our approach is moderately conservative, designed to grow charitable assets over the long-term and to avoid the extremes of the market.
Long-Term Balanced Pool
The majority of Denver Foundation funds are invested in a unitized investment pool that includes highly-diversified investments across a number of asset classes managed by over fifty fund managers. This pool has exceeded 8% over the last 10 years.
Sustainable and Responsible Investing
The Denver Foundation offers a Sustainable and Responsible (SRI) Pool for donors interested in investing their charitable funds in a way that’s better aligned with their values. This pool is separate from the Foundation’s unitized portfolio and invests in a mix of socially-responsible mutual funds.
A broad investment portfolio of passive investments designed to provide long-term asset growth.
Impact Investing is different from other investment options in that it is philanthropic in nature. Impact Investments are intended to create a social impact and may also return principal and below-market interest to the donor-advised fundholder.
Click here for more details on current investment options.
Questions? Call the Philanthropic Services Group at 303-300-1790.
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