Denver Funders Forum represents corporate and foundation philanthropic funders who meet informally on a monthly basis to provide a forum for candid discussion regarding issues and subjects relating to the field of philanthropy and the nonprofit community. Participants are encouraged to host one of the monthly breakfast meetings when it fits their schedule. For more information about membership, contact CAF’s Executive Director at 720.212.0433.
Members of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Funders Network meet regularly to discuss funding issues related to early childhood care and education in Colorado. Members share information, questions, research and ideas focused on helping our youngest children get ready for school and for life. Based on the understanding that quality early childhood care and education help children throughout their lives, the Network recognizes that such programs lead to proven success in school and in the workforce. As a group, the funders look at ECE evaluation, research, trends and models in Colorado and across the country. The members occasionally collaborate on projects such as mapping of resources to inform the community about ECE and its impact. While the members may discuss joint funding opportunities, no commitment of dollars or resources is required for membership in the network. For more information, contact Susan Steele at Buell Foundation, 303-744-1688, or Elsa Holguin at the Rose Community Foundation, 303.398.7400.
The Rocky Mountain Grant Managers Network (RMGMN) is a chapter of the national Grant Managers Network (GMN), an affinity group of the Council on Foundations and a project of the Rockefeller Fund. GMN provides a forum for the exchange of information about grants management and its relevance to efficient and effective grantmaking. The Rocky Mountain Region of GMN was established to support the activities of grantmaking entities in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond for purposes of supporting the critical functions of administrators and managers; providing an arena to focus on best practices in grants management; building collegial relationships; and increasing the knowledgebase of tracking software and effective grantmaking. The Rocky Mountain Region group meets quarterly. For more information, visit www.gmnetwork.org.