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We invest in the power of community

Founded and funded by and for Denver, we turn our community’s desire to help into action to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs.

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Caring for Denver Receives Outstanding Foundation Award

Caring for Denver Receives Outstanding Foundation Award

News Release [November 29, 2022 – Denver, Colo.]: Caring for Denver Foundation has received the Outstanding Foundation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter, an honor recognizing an organization that has demonstrated outstanding...

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What we’ve accomplished together so far

Without you there is no us. Since 2019, we’ve funded organizations that serve every City Council District and neighborhood in Denver to transform mental health and substance misuse care.

$98+

million granted to address mental health & substance misuse

70%

reduced substance misuse
(across grantees reporting)

83%

improved mental health
(across grantees reporting)

Where
we work

We listen to Denver’s communities, those with lived experience, and those doing the work to understand how mental health and substance misuse show up in our lives. Together, this knowledge, experience, and collaboration reveal what reports and metrics alone can’t, and guide our funding priorities.

Alternatives to Jail

Community-Centered Solutions & Care Provision

Youth

Denver’s Stories of Progress

Star Girlz Empowerment, Inc.

Star Girlz Empowerment, Inc.

“As young women, we’re always taught to be strong women, and we’re always looked upon as superheroes. But the things that we go through, the trauma and stress of everyday life really weigh us down.”

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Women’s Wilderness

Women’s Wilderness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLjmI08gFN0 Women’s Wilderness supports girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and community. Caring for Denver funded the Women’s Wilderness Outdoor...

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Colorado Village Collaborative

Colorado Village Collaborative

“Something very powerful when you recover is you want to help other people going through the same thing.”
– Cuica Montoya, Colorado Village Collaborative

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From grant opportunities to community listening sessions to sharing your stories of impact, let’s find a way to collaborate.

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