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The Denver Foundation

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four stars

90.42

55 Madison Street 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 300-1790   Web Site
EIN: 84-6048381

Board Leadership
Nita Mosby Tyler
Chair

CEO
Virginia Bayless
Interim CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.42 four stars
  Financial 87.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1925, The Denver Foundation is a community foundation serving the seven counties of Metro Denver. The Foundation's mission is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. The Foundation helps donors and families design personalized charitable giving strategies. The Denver Foundation stewards more than 900 such funds. Together, the Foundation and its donors distributed $47 million to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in 2011, thus helping those most in need. The Denver Foundation was created by and for the people of Metro Denver with one goal, to make our community a better place to live, now and in the future.

Established in 1925, The Denver Foundation is a community foundation serving the seven counties of Metro Denver. The Foundation's mission is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. The Foundation helps donors and families design personalized charitable giving strategies. The Denver Foundation stewards more than 900 such funds. Together, the Foundation and its donors distributed $47 million to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in 2011, thus helping those most in need. The Denver Foundation was created by and for the people of Metro Denver with one goal, to make our community a better place to live, now and in the future.

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Financial

three stars

87.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.07
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Denver Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Denver Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Denver Foundation (CO) 90.42 four stars
Community Foundation of Collier County (FL) 93.92 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
Community First Foundation (CO) 94.07 four stars
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 96.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $93,891,821
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $93,891,821
   Program Service Revenue $544,744
Total Primary Revenue $94,436,565
   Other Revenue $25,593,559
TOTAL REVENUE $120,030,124
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $72,179,551
   Administrative Expenses $7,165,837
   Fundraising Expenses $1,725,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $81,071,246
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,958,878
   
Net Assets $697,538,246

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Donor-Advised Fund Grants $50,188,153 69.5%
Community Grants $11,828,999 16.4%
Scholarships $4,515,598 6.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 90.42 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.31 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.12 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.80 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.41 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.98 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.31 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.12 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 98.76 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 99.22 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.37 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.79 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 98.79 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 95.43 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 91.73 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 96.34 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 98.96 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-6048381
Name in IRS Master File DENVER FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,525 0.27% Christine Marquez-Hudson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Denver Foundation (CO) 90.42 four stars
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO) 93.32 four stars
The Minneapolis Foundation (MN) 96.47 four stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 91.95 four stars
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Denver Foundation
55 Madison Street
8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 300-1790
fax: (303) 300-6547
EIN: 84-6048381

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Board Leadership

Nita Mosby Tyler
Chair

CEO

Virginia Bayless
Interim CEO

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