Environmental issues such as climate change, resource conservation, and population growth are of increasing concern throughout the United States.

Giving USA reported an increase of 9.5% between 2010 and 2012 in gifts to environmental causes, compared with 7.9% increase in overall giving during the same time period.

The Denver Foundation works with our donors to support a broad range of environmental causes through grants from their funds. Some of our donors support groups working at the national and international level, such as World Wildlife Fund, Trust for Public Land and the Sierra Club. Others focus more locally and support organizations such as Colorado Open Lands and Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado to protect the natural resources and beauty in our own backyard. Many people have designated legacy gifts so that the Foundation can steward the funds in perpetuity to support pressing environmental causes as they evolve over time.

Environmental philanthropy is a growing area of interest nationally, and among The Denver Foundation’s community of donors. The Denver Foundation is proud to have an Environmental Affinity Group (EAG) for individuals and family foundations with a commitment to conservation to gather, learn, and give. To learn more, visit the EAG page. 

For more information on how to make a difference in environmental issues, call the Philanthropic Services Group at 303.300.1790.