Congratulations to Book Trust

During the 2016 Denver Post Ride The Rockies bicycle tour, a $5,000 grant was presented to a deserving nonprofit in each host community. Ride The Rockies and The Denver Post Community were proud to award this grant to Book Trust in Fort Collins. 

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Gears Up

The “Ride for the Rest of Us” is September 16-18    
In April, Governor John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Viaero Wireless proudly announced the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through Southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the course of three days. From September 16-18, participants will visit the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta, while touring a number of scenic, historical and agricultural stops along the way. Off the bike, cyclists will enjoy locally sourced food, beer gardens, live entertainment and the community spirit of Colorado’s Eastern Plains.
Cyclists will pedal away the weekend between entertainment and festivities, eat meals made with local produce and stay in accommodations ranging from tents to private home stays. Participants may enjoy their time off the bicycle seat as much as on it. From pie-eating contests to dairy farms, working ranches to historic re-enactments, beer gardens to live music and games, Pedal The Plains has it all.
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register for Pedal The Plains, click here.

Four $100,000 Signature Grants Awarded

A new initiative in 2016 is The Denver Post Season To Share Signature Grants. These $100,000 grants, one in each of our four issue areas: Child & Youth Education; Health & Wellness; Homelessness; and Hunger, address the ever growing needs in Metro Denver by exploring bold systems support solutions with strategies to change the future for thousands in our area. On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, grants were awarded to the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation – Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center – Mile High Health Alliance Initiative; Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative; and Hunger Free Colorado. These four groups are included in the 49 grant recipients through The Denver Post Season To Share. Presenting the awards to each group were Tracy Ulmer, Director of Community Relations of The Denver Post; David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Dean Singleton, Chairman of The Denver Post, and Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post.     
To see a description of each Denver Post Season To Share Signature Grantee, click here.  

$2.29 Million Awarded to 49 Nonprofits

The Denver Post Season To Share

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, 49 nonprofit agencies in Metro Denver serving the areas of Child & Youth Education, Health & Wellness, Homelessness, and Hunger, were recognized and awarded grants through The Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund. It was another outstanding year for Season To Share, with more than $1,525,000 contributed by over 4,900 generous donors! Every dollar donated was matched at 50% by the McCormick Foundation, bringing the total to $2,290,000. Thank you to MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation for being the largest donor to this campaign. Presenting the grants were Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post; Dean Singleton, Chairman of The Denver Post; and David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.   
To see a complete listing of The Denver Post Season To Share grantees, click here

The Underground Music Showcase This Weekend!

Tickets available at the Box Office at Broadway and Archer. Don’t miss the Rocky Mountain region’s premier indie music festival July 28-31 in Denver’s historic Baker neighborhood. This year’s festival, presented by Schomp MINI features Polica, Thee Oh Sees, Allah Las, Lee Fields & The Expressions, San Fermin, The Bright Light Social Hour, and The Yawpers to name a few.  Click here for the full line-up/schedule and for more information.