FLOODLIGHT FOCUS | FEBRUARY 2018
Welcome to the refreshed e-newsletter from The Denver Foundation, Floodlight Focus . Replacing Catalyst, our new monthly e-newsletter will include news and stories, event information, and notices of open grantmaking and scholarship opportunities.

Your monthly Floodlight Focus will also shine a spotlight on three of our favorite stories from Floodlight , our new online storytelling platform. Visit Floodlight to read inspiring stories about donors, nonprofit organizations, and community members who are working to improve life in Metro Denver. 

Throughout the month, we will also feature stories with the hashtag #FloodlightFlash on our social media sites. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter !

Questions? Comments? Please contact us at floodlight@denverfoundation.org .
FLOODLIGHT: SHARING STORIES TOGETHER
Our new online storytelling platform is designed to illuminate stories and storytellers that inspire Metro Denver. A place where community gathers to share and experience powerful stories and images of the place we call home.

Want to participate in Floodlight as a storyteller? Register for our Community Storytelling Workshop: Thursday, March, 22 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. RSVP to floodlight@denverfoundation.org

Vist Floodlight @ floodlight.denverfoundation.org .
FLOODLIGHT FEBRUARY FEATURES
“Serving The Denver Foundation as board chair has been an honor and a true pleasure.”
Ginny Bayless is a familiar face around The Denver Foundation. For the past several years, Ginny has served the Foundation as Chair of its Board of Trustees. As fundholders, she and her husband, Rob, are highly engaged donors who like to get involved with the organizations, and the people, they support.

Read Ginny's reflection on her time as the Foundation's leading Trustee on Floodlight.

"Great Stories change the way we understand other people and, by helping us see things from a perspective that is not our own, change the way we see the world."
Why Storytelling? Hearing another person’s story fortifies our capacity for compassion, empathy, and growth. We want to partner with you to illuminate lives in Metro Denver.

Are you a storyteller? Learn more about  sharing your story  with the Floodlight community HERE .

Are you a story listener?  Read stories on Floodlight  and share them with others. Go to Floodlight .

"Sharing your story can lead to a change of awareness for people who don't know how homelessness can happen to other people."
Dee Clark never expected to have a story of homelessness to tell. She was a wife and a mother. She and her husband had always been able to provide for themselves and their four children.

But the Clarks rented their house and, like more than half of Americans, lived paycheck to paycheck. When the landlord decided to sell his property, Dee and her family were given 30 days to find a new place to live.

Learn more about Dee's story and the Close To Home Storytellers Network on Floodlight.

TDF ART WEEK | FEBRUARY 22-24
This week, in conjunction with various partners, The Denver Foundation will bring you a myriad of events focused on the arts in its many forms we think you'll enjoy. Use the following links below to secure your tickets for TDF Art Week events!

SVP Denver: Art of Philanthropy
Thursday, Feb 22
RedLine Art Gallery
Purchase tickets HERE

Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Thursday, Feb 22 - Saturday, Feb 24
American Mountaineering Center
Purchase tickets HERE 
SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS
It's scholarship season at the Foundation and we have a wide range of opportunities for high school Students, college students, teachers, and professionals. See below for upcoming scholarship deadlines and links to apply.

RBC Wealth Management Scholarship
Deadline to apply: F riday, March 16, 2018

Mikkelson Mathematics & Science Teachers Teachers Scholarship
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 23, 2018

Excelsior Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: Monday, April 2, 2018

McLoraine Foster Care Scholarship
Deadline to apply: Monday, April 20, 2018
TRANSFORMING SAFETY IN AURORA AND COLORADO SPRINGS
The Denver Foundation is pleased to be the state-designated grantmaker for the Transforming Safety project. Transforming Safety invests grant and small business loan funds in North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs to support community development as a way to improve public safety.

The application for the first round of funding will be released on Monday, March 5. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 2. For more information go to transformingsafety.org .