Denver Foundation

Location: 55 Madison St 8th Floor, Denver, 80206 CO

EIN: 84-6048381

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5Friendly3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Builds relationships3Culturally sensitive3Likes site visits3Responsive2Gives more than money2Openminded2Positive leader in the field1Bureaucratic1Insightful

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Denver Foundation

Jan 07, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

They are accessible but answers are often incomplete, their service areas are often very narrowly defined in a way that is unclear without serious digging and meeting with staff. They don't really work to build rapport and partnership with the orgs they fund.

Frankly, the amount of work we did for the funds we received seemed pretty out of proportion. If you are an outsider or new to the nonprofit world, it can seem intimidating and the learning curve can be very steep.

Communication and timelines after the grant was awarded was inconsistent and reporting requirements were unclear.


Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Oct 16, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Talk to one of their program officers before applying. They should be able to help find where your programming fits best in their funding priorities.


Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded

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Aug 17, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The Denver Foundation really walks its talk around working in partnership with nonprofits. Their representatives are very responsive and happy to answer questions, and they truly are invested in the success of our organization and those we serve. Definitely call and set up an introductory meeting or phone call before applying, this is a great opportunity to float your ideas, get advice on the best way to proceed, and begin building this valuable relationship.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Aug 29, 2017 1

Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

Definitely speak to a program officer first and take very seriously the definition of vulnerable populations, which is incredibly narrowly defined.



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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 987 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

The new Education program officer is great, the former Education program officer did not return calls or emails. The new President of the foundation is also great- she gets it, she gets non profits, she gets leadership, its a nice change of pace for the Denver Foundation.


Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jun 30, 2017

Reviewer 851 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Reach out to the program officer for a call or meeting before applying. Be sure to highlight partnerships with current grantees if possible or submit a collaborative proposal.


Friendly, Likes site visits, Responsive

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