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The Denver Foundation

Your Generosity...Our Stewardship

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of program/model/intervention innovations
17
Number of clients served
25,000
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
78,717,400
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,525 0.27% Christine Marquez-Hudson President

Mission

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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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