2017 Colorado State Spelling Bee – We have a champion!

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion, Faith Baca, and 8th grader from Rocky Mountain Expeditionary School of Learning in Denver! She spelled “rhabdoid” correctly to win an all expense paid trip to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Congratulations also to Luke Henson (2nd Place) and Edwin Wojcik (3rd Place) and all the finalists on a great competition. We are proud of all the 270 top spellers in Colorado who competed in the Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion on Saturday, March 11!   
For more information on The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee,

Register for 2017 Ride The Rockies By Sunday, Feb. 26

The 32nd Ride The Rockies Tour will showcase the communities of Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Ridgeway (sponsored by Ouray), Montrose, Gunnison, and Salida. Register to be one of the 2,000 cyclists who will cover 447 miles and ascend over 32,000 vertical feet, June 10-17. Beginning in Alamosa, the “Gateway to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes,” the ride will traverse through some of the same mountain passes made famous by the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and finish in Salida, at the “Heart of the Rockies.” Click here to see the Route Announcement press release.
Don’t miss your chance to ride! You can skip the lottery and sign up now for the 8th Annual Ride The Rockies Prologue Experience which includes a guaranteed RTR tour spot, in addition to an exclusive VIP experience June 9-10. For this amazing 49 mile ride, you will visit our neighbors to the South in Taos, New Mexico while wining, dining and riding alongside cycling celebrities while enjoying 2 nights at the El Monte Resort and Spa. For more information on the Prologue, click here.
Lottery registrations will be accepted through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. MST. Register as an individual or a team of up to 10 people. All applicants will be notified of their status on Friday, March 3, 2017. All proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.      
For more information and to register for Ride The Rockies, click here

2017 Employee Volunteer Projects Announced!

Volunteerism is a part of The Denver Post’s culture, because we believe when we volunteer our time, money, or talents, we help make our world a better, happier place where people work together and improve life for others. Giving back is an enriching experience for all involved and our employees take pride in donating their personal time for a wide range of projects each year. The Denver Post is proud to offer its employee volunteer program ACTS, Assisting the Community Through Service, as a year-round opportunity to make a difference.
In 2017, our employees, with their family and friends, will help make a difference atMile High Early Learning (Northeast) through AMP The Cause’s Community Dayin May, for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation in June, setting up the annual Used Book Sale, for Denver Public Schools Foundation in July, by collecting school supplies for the MEED program which works with students facing homelessness, at Food Bank of the Rockies in November, by reclaiming and packaging food for low-income families, and with Basket of Joy in December, by packing and delivering Baskets of Joy to help nominated seniors in Metro Denver.
For more information on The Denver Post ACTS, click here.

Thank you! More Than $2,300,000 To Be Distributed Through Season To Share!

Thanks to the generous support of our community, more than $2,300,000 will be distributed this year through The Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund. 
More than $1,533,600 was raised thanks the the generosity of over 4,500 donors. The McCormick Foundation matched all gifts at 50% for an additional $766,800. With The Denver Post and the McCormick Foundation paying all expenses, 100% of every donation, plus the match, will go directly to local charities working to move people out of poverty by providing meals for those who are hungry, housing for those who are homeless, healthcare for uninsured/underinsured patients, and education programs for disadvantaged children.
We would like to acknowledge and thank MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation and Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation for their continued support of Season To Share. Grantees will be announced in The Denver Post in mid-July. 
For more information on Season To Share, click here.

2017 Children and Youth, Arts and Culture, and Passport To The Arts Grant Recipients

Congratulations to The Denver Post Community Foundation 2016 Grant Recipients!

In 2016, The Denver Post Community Foundation was pleased to grant $225,250 to more than 36 nonprofit organizations across Metro Denver! Congratulations to all of the deserving agencies and thank you for the work you do to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community! To see a list of the 2016 grant recipients, click here.

Ride The Rockies Registration Lottery Now Open

The 32nd Annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies, June 10-17, will showcase the communities of Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Ridgway (supported by Ouray), Montrose, Gunnison, and Salida. Beginning in Alamosa, the ‘Gateway to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes’, the ride will traverse through some of the same mountain passes made famous by the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. From Alamosa, cyclists will cover 447 miles and ascend over 32,000’ vertical feet, all the way to the ‘Heart of the Rockies’ in Salida.

Registration is now open! Applications will be accepted through February 26 @ 5PM MST. Register as an individual or as a team up to ten people. All applicants will be notified of their status on March 3th. For more information please visit ridetherockies.com