DANIELS FUND

Honoring Bill Daniels' direction to make life better for the people and communities of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming


How we impact our communities

Bill Daniels established the Daniels Fund to make life better for people in the states that meant so much to him. All of our giving falls within four key impact areas.

Impact Stories

Read the stories of people impacted
by Bill Daniels' legacy of generosity

Historical Impact

Inception 2000 through 2021 ($ millions)
Daniels Fund Grants Program
$747.4
Daniels Fund Scholarship Program
  Daniels Scholarship Program
  235.8
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program
19.9
Total Scholarships
255.7
Total Grants and Scholarships
$1,003.1

Annual Funding Allocations by Program

Grants=70%, Scholarships=30%

Grants Program Geographic Funding Allocations (%)

Metro Denver=50%; New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming=25%; Colorado Outstate=15%, National=10%

Scholarship Program Geographic Funding Allocations (%)

Colorado=75%, New Mexico=10%, Wyoming=10%, and Utah=5%

Impact by State

Click each state below for details ($ millions)
Colorado


Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $475.0
Scholarships Paid by type
Daniels Scholarship Program 175.0
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 14.3
Total Scholarships $189.3
Total Grants and Scholarships $664.3
New Mexico


Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $93.3
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 25.5
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 2.3
Total Scholarships $27.8
Total Grants and Scholarships $121.1
Utah


Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $34.7
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 11.6
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 2.0
Total Scholarships $13.6
Total Grants and Scholarships $48.3
Wyoming


Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $70.5
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 23.8
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 1.2
Total Scholarships $25.0
Total Grants and Scholarships $95.5

Historical Impact

Inception 2000 through 2021
Daniels Fund Grants Program
$747.4
Daniels Fund Scholarship Program
  Daniels Scholarship Program
  235.8
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program
19.9
Total Scholarships
255.7
Total Grants and Scholarships
$1,003.1

Impact by State

Click each state below for details
($ millions)



Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $475.0
Scholarships Paid by type
Daniels Scholarship Program 175.0
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 14.3
Total Scholarships $189.3
Total Grants and Scholarships $664.3



Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $93.3
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 25.5
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 2.3
Total Scholarships $27.8
Total Grants and Scholarships $121.1



Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $34.7
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 11.6
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 2.0
Total Scholarships $13.6
Total Grants and Scholarships $48.3



Grants Paid in all funding areas
Total Grants $70.5
Scholarships Paid by type
 Daniels Scholarship Program 23.8
 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program 1.2
Total Scholarships $25.0
Total Grants and Scholarships $95.5

Annual Funding Allocations by Program

Grants=70%, Scholarships=30%

Grants Program Geographic Funding Allocations (%)

Metro Denver=50%; New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming=25%; Colorado Outstate=15%, National=10%

Scholarship Program Geographic Funding Allocations (%)

Colorado=75%, New Mexico=10%, Wyoming=10%, and Utah=5%

Grants Paid in All Funding Areas

Inception 2000 through 2021 ($ millions)
Aging
$ 56.3
Amateur Sports
44.6
Disabilities
37.7
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
51.1
Early Childhood Education
52.9
Homeless & Disadvantaged
121.3
K-12 Education Reform
145.9
Youth Development
143.4
Ethics & Integrity in Education
(includes Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative)
40.6
Multiple Funding Areas
14.9
Support for Young Americans Bank
38.7
Total Grants
$747.4

Daniels Scholar Stats

Daniels Scholars selected since 2000
4,800
Graduated Daniels Scholars (Alumni)
more than 2,850
Daniels Scholars selected each year
approximately 230
Roughly 900 Daniels Scholars are attending college at any given time.

Daniels Scholars have attended more than 500 colleges and universities in 49 states. Approximately 70% attend schools in our four-state region.

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