Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The Denver Foundation

Taking care of the future since 1925.

Denver, CO


The Denver Foundation inspires people and mobilizes resources to strengthen our community.

Ruling Year


President and CEO

Ms. Christine Márquez-Hudson

Main Address

55 Madison Street, 8th Floor

Denver, CO 80206 USA


Community Foundation, Donor Advised Funds, Grants





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

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The Fund for Denver

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The Denver Foundation is rooted in Metro Denver, the place we've called home since 1925. In this growing, changing metropolis, it's important to ensure there is a place for everyone who calls Metro
Denver home.

In all facets of our work, The Denver Foundation works hand-in-hand, shoulder-to-shoulder with philanthropists, community members, residents, nonprofit organizations, and our colleagues across
the private and public sectors.

The Denver Foundation strategically addresses issues that make it challenging for the most vulnerable members of our community to find their place in Metro Denver. In 2016, $5 million in resources were distributed from The Fund for Denver, our permanent endowment. Through The Fund for Denver we used the tools of grantmaking, collaboration, programming, and partnerships to support work in Basic Human Needs; Economic Opportunity; Education; and Leadership and Equity, our four areas of focus.

We steward and grow our permanent endowment, The Fund for Denver, which fuels our community grants program.

We provide philanthropic services that help generous individuals, families, businesses, and organizations achieve their charitable objectives.

Through our programs and initiatives, we work with communities,
nonprofits, and resident and philanthropic leaders to address the core challenges that people in Metro Denver face.

In partnership with The Denver Foundation, our donors make gifts to charitable organizations throughout the seven-county Metro Denver region, across Colorado, and beyond.

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