Accepting Grant LOIs Now

The Denver Post Season To Share helps those less fortunate in our community improve their lives and become self-sufficient. With the generous support of donors and partners, grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations in metro Denver that focus on Hunger, Homelessness, Children and Youth and Health and Wellness.

If you are interested in applying for a Season To Share grant, please review the requirements and guidelines at seasontoshare.com/apply-for-a-grant. Letters of Inquiry will be accepted through our online portal from eligible nonprofit agencies through June 30, 2022. CLICK HERE to access the LOI form. Please note – we will only accept submissions through this link, not through email or the US Postal Service.

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The Denver Post Community Foundation

The Denver Post Community Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, raises funds through individual and corporate donations, through six unique Signature Events and Programs, including the annual holiday campaign Season To Share. The overall mission is to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. Since inception in 2011,over $6,656,750.00 has been raised and distributed. Many thanks to our partners and to the thousands of donors and event participants over the years who have helped to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community.

  • Signature Events and Programs

These well-established events and programs have become staples in the community with many lasting over 30 years. They offer partners, participants and volunteers something unique each year. They include: Ride The Rockies and Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tours, Pen & PodiumPassport To The Arts, and the Colorado State Spelling Bee.

The 2021/22 Denver Post Season To Share holiday fundraising campaign is underway and runs through Friday, December 31, 2021. Donations up to $500,000 will be matched at 50% by our matching partner, Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation and will support more than 50 metro Denver nonprofit agencies providing life-changing programs to low income children, families and individuals to help move them out of poverty and into stabilization and self-sufficiency. Click here to make a donation to Season To Share.

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The Denver Post Community Foundation

Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of others through support of programs that benefit arts and culture, children and youth, education and literacy, and the provision of basic human services. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.

2021 Pen & Podium Virtual Series Tickets Onsale Now

The Denver Post proudly presents the 2021 Pen & Podium Virtual Series – a five-part lecture series featuring some of the world’s most distinguished and thought-provoking writers. Individual virtual event tickets are available for $35 each. For more information, please click here.

  • Timothy Egan – past event
  • Marlon James – past event
  • Yotam Ottolenghi – past event
  • Tayari Jones – Monday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Emma Donoghue – Monday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains – September 10 – 12, 2021

Save the date – The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour will be September 10 – 12, 2021. Click here to see a message from Governor Jared Polis. This annual cycling event is an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains.

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification #27-4328521. 

 

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies – June 13 – 18, 2021

Save the Date – the 35th Annual Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour will be June 13-18, 2021. This multi-day Bike Tour hosts 2000+ cyclists from around the world to pedal through the majestic Rocky Mountains while experiencing the generous hospitality of host communities along the way. Click here for more information.

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification #27-4328521. 

The Colorado State Spelling Bee Has Been Canceled

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee Has Been Canceled

The decision to cancel the 2020 Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee came after receiving official notification that Scripps National Spelling Bee canceled the national competition. These cancellations, due to COVID-19 and the ongoing health and safety concerns, came after exhausting all possibilities of hosting virtual competitions.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, one thing stands true – we are proud of all the state’s top spellers and think they are all champions.

Teachers and Families: finalist certificates will be mailed to spellers by June 1, 2020. If you would like a refund for your registration fee or any extra lunches purchased, contact event manager, Carol Cline at ccline@denverpost.com by June 15, 2020. If you have questions, you can email us at dpcommunity@denverpost.com.

A note from Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

“Our thoughts immediately go to our spellers and their families. The students have dedicated time and effort to their passion for learning. They should be proud of all they have accomplished by winning spelling bees at the classroom, school and regional level.”

In response to the COVID-19 virus, we want to continue to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s suggested preventative measures, click here to stay informed.

The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee

Each year more than 270 top spellers (4th – 8th grade) from across Colorado come together in March at the University of Denver to compete for the title of Colorado State Spelling Bee Champion. This 80 year old tradition, originally sponsored by the Rocky Mountain News, encourages and rewards our young people’s love of learning and competition. The winner of the Colorado State Spelling Bee moves on to represent Colorado in the Scripps National Spelling Bee which is televised live on ESPN and is held near Washington D.C.

Click here to see the past Colorado State Spelling Bee champions.

Ride The Rockies – Register Now

The 2020 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is June 14-19. In 2020 we look forward to revisiting these towns: Durango, Cortez, Norwood, Ridgway, Ouray County and back to Durango for the finish. Click here for more information.

Spring Passport To The Arts Available Now

Don’t miss your chance to experience four of the best live performances Denver has to offer this spring for just $170 (a $294 value)! This Passport To The Arts package includes Beethoven Missa Solemnis – Colorado Symphony, Choir Boy – Denver Center Theatre Company, Puccini’s Tosca – Opera Colorado and My Fair Lady – Denver Center Attractions. Packages will be on sale through February 9, 2020. Visit passporttothearts.com for more information and to purchase tickets.