We support nonprofits working to strengthen the community.

Our work is powered by our mission, vision, and values. These core tenets guide how we seek to build authentic relationships with diverse partners and communities – including the region’s nonprofit community; cultural, religious and business institutions; donors, peer funders, and civic partners.

The Foundation utilizes the varied tools of philanthropy – including grantmaking, collaboration, community leadership, donor engagement and knowledge generation and sharing – to empower Denver area residents and support positive social change.

Read more about the Foundation’s Strategic Plan.

Historic Grantmaking Areas

We have invested in organizations that connect older adults to safety net services, and supported organizations and initiatives that encourage people over age 50 to stay involved, active and engaged in solving community issues.

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We have invested in early childhood education programs and policies that promote children’s success and their families’ economic self-sufficiency, and provided support to organizations that offer high-quality early childhood interventions.

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We are committed to finding innovative, long-term ways to close the achievement gap for all learners. We have supported organizations that provide voice and representation within school systems to groups like immigrant and refugee communities and people of color who have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership.

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We have supported efforts to create a health care system that is accessible and affordable, and have worked with advocacy groups to inform policy that meets the needs of the community’s most vulnerable populations.

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We remain committed to grantmaking in support of the region’s Jewish communities. We invest in efforts to encourage a dynamic and inclusive Jewish ecosystem that embraces a myriad of ways to be Jewish and builds enduring community infrastructure to sustain it.

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The Community Action Fund was launched at the end of 2016 in response to emerging issues that threatened the sense of safety and security for vulnerable populations in Greater Denver. The Foundation will continue to support these communities as we lean into advancing equity, justice and inclusion in the region.

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Since its inception, the Foundation has been involved in the development of multiple organizations and community programs. Read more about our past initiatives.

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