March 21, 2016
Daniels Fund awards $62.8 million
in grants and scholarships in 2015
The Daniels Fund announced that it awarded $62.8 million in grants and scholarships in 2015.
This included $46.5 million in grants to highly effective nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as to select national organizations. Colorado communities are benefiting from $29.8 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state.
Also included in the total, is $16.2 million in scholarships awarded across the four-state region through two distinct programs — the Daniels Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors, and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) program, which provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.
The Daniels Fund makes grants in eight funding areas as specified by its founder, Bill Daniels: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development.
The Daniels Fund also provides funding for Ethics & Integrity in Education through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and other efforts.
About the Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
Media Contact: Bruce Wilmsen