February 4, 2015
Daniels Fund awards record $62.8 million
in grants and scholarships during 2014
DENVER – 2014 was a record year for Daniels Fund, awarding $47.7 million in grants to nonprofits throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as to several national organizations. Colorado nonprofits received $32.1 million in grants. In addition, $15.1 million in scholarships was awarded to Daniels Scholars and to partner colleges that offer Boundless Opportunity Scholarships for non-traditional students.
Nonprofit organizations within the Denver metro area that received funding included:
1131 York Street Club, Ability Connection Colorado, Allied Housing, Alternatives for Youth, Autism Society of Colorado, Catholic Charities and Community Services, Clayton Early Learning, DSST Schools, City Year, Denver Police Activities League, Families of Character, Family Tree, Florence Crittenton Services, Firefly Autism, InnovAge Foundation, Metro Crisis Services, National Jewish Health, Open World Learning, Positive Coaching Alliance, Project Angel Heart, Seeds of Hope, Step 13, STRIVE Preparatory Schools, Teach for America, The Bill of Rights Institute, and The Gathering Place.
Nonprofit organizations outside the metro area that received funding included:
Angel Baskets (Telluride), Boys & Girls Club of San Luis Valley, Caring Ministries of Morgan County, Center for American Values (Pueblo), City of Gunnison Recreation Center-senior addition, Full Circle of Lake County, Golden Circle Seniors (Montrose), Grand Valley Catholic Outreach (Grand Junction), Help the Needy (Woodland Park), Karis (Grand Junction), Limon Child Development Center, Moffat County United Way, Monte Vista Education Foundation-sports complex, Pathways Hospice (Ft. Collins), Senior Resource Services (Greeley), Soccer Without Borders (Ft. Collins), Southeast Mental Health Services (La Junta), The Youth Foundation (Vail), U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (Colorado Springs), and Young Tracks (Steamboat Springs).
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, makes grants in nine funding areas as specified by Mr. Daniels: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantage, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development.
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to qualified high school seniors living in our four-state area, and Boundless Opportunity Scholarships (BOS) to non-traditional students who attend partnering colleges receiving BOS funding. Learn more at DanielsFund.org.
Media Contact: Debbie Pierce