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Give to the Critical Needs Fund.

The Denver Foundation’s Critical Needs Fund can be activated to meet essential community needs outside of the normal course of our grantmaking. We activate the fund to mobilize flexible, responsive resources during times of critical need.

As our community continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, and begins to transition into a period of recovery, our team of experts will continue to tap into our very deep roots in the community to identify high-impact initiatives, collaborations, and organizations that serve priority populations.

The Critical Needs Fund is built by gifts from donors and fundholders, who have made gifts from $100 to $1 million. You can make a gift online. If you would like to give via your DAF, please contact Kelly Purdy in the Philanthropic Services Group at or call 303.300.1790.

The Fund supports organizations that align with our mission, values, and objectives but are not typically supported through The Denver Foundation’s core grantmaking.

The Denver Foundation is always interested in good work happening in the community and welcomes information from organizations about their efforts. However, the Critical Needs Fund is not currently open for applications.



Please give now to build the Critical Needs Fund.