In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
Andy Cross - The Denver Post
More than 5,280 Baskets Delivered to Seniors in the Community
On Saturday, December 10, 2016 more than 2,000 volunteers made the day a little brighter for seniors in our community through the heartwarming Basket of Joy event. 

Co-founded in the early 80s by former Denver Post columnist Woody Page, Basket of Joy celebrated its 29th anniversary in 2016. Many volunteers helped pack the baskets with fresh fruit, candy, and cards decorated by school aged children, while others delivered them to the homes of the nominated seniors across Metro Denver. We are so grateful to work alongside these partners to make this event possible:  Volunteers of America, Safeway, Denver Mattress Co., and InnovAge

Pictured: Robin Doerr, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for InnovAge, delivers a Basket of Joy to 96 year old Marcella Howard.       

To read The Denver Post story on the 2016 Basket of Joy,  click here.  
Last Day to Make a Gift to this Year's Campaign is Jan. 31!

The 2016/17 Denver Post Season To Share Holiday Campaign is nearing the end, but there's still time to contribute and make a difference in our community! Each donation given will be matched at 50% by the McCormick Foundation. 

Through The Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund, grants are made to local nonprofit organizations making a difference for low-income children, adults and families.  Thanks to the generosity of donors and the 50% match from the McCormick Foundation , those less fortunate in our communities have a chance to improve their lives. With all expenses paid, 100% of donations, plus the match, is granted across Metro Denver

Please make your donation in any amount to make the 2016/17 campaign another great success for our community! 

For more information and to donate to The Denver Post Season To Share, click here.
Don't Miss This Nine-Day Spectacular Event 
Save the date for the 2017 Colorado Garden & Home Show, February 4 - 12 at the Colorado Convention Center. Discover the Rocky Mountain region's largest, oldest, and most prestigious garden and home show while making a difference in the community. 

Each year money raised from the Show supports horticultural and related activities throughout Colorado. The Colorado Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the horticultural industry, awards grants to organizations and scholarships to individuals across Colorado. In the past 58 years, these grants have totaled over $7.2 million.  The Grant program funds tree and plant material purchases, school landscape improvements, community gardens, and educational and research programs with organizations throughout Colorado.

For more information on the Colorado Garden & Home Show and The Colorado Garden Foundation, click here.  
Passport To The Arts 
Spring 2017 - On Sale Now

Don't miss your opportunity to see these four great shows this Spring! The Denver Post Passport To The Arts Spring 2017 includes: Ballet MasterWorks, Friday, February 24; An American In Paris, Wednesday, March 8; The Secret Garden, Thursday, April 27; and Lucia Di Lammermoor, Tuesday, May 9. Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
Ride The Rockies Route Announcement Party
McNichols Civic Center Building

Be among the first to know the majestic route the RTR cyclists will ride June 10 - 17, 2017! Join us on February 4th for the great reveal and prepare to bid on the unique auction items! Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation.   

For more information on The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Route Announcement Party, click here. To purchase tickets,
DPCF In 2016, The Denver Post Community Foundation was pleased to grant $225,250 to more than 36 nonprofit organizations across Metro Denver, Colorado and Wyoming!  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
Thank you to MDC / Richmond American Homes Foundation and Denver Active 20/30 Children's Foundation for their generous  support of Denver Post Season To Share!   
Thank you to InnovAge for their valued partnership with Basket of Joy!   

Thank you to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Live Nation for their continued support of The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Basket of Joy! Pictured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performers are Denise Plante, KOSI 101; Tracy Ulmer and Carol Cline, Denver Post Community Foundation; and Jim White, Volunteers of America. 
Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Sat., Feb. 4 - Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Colorado Garden & Home Show
(Colorado Garden Foundation)  
Colorado Convention Center
Sat., March 4, 2017
Saturday Night Alive
(Arts & Education programs for DCPA)
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Sat., Feb. 26 - Sun., Feb. 28, 2017
42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup
(National Sports Center for the Disabled)
Winter Park, Colorado

Wed., March 15, 2017
Business For The Arts Awards Luncheon
(Colorado Business Community for the Arts)
Seawell Grand Ballroom

DP Community Contest!
Win 2 Denver Post Passport To The Arts Packages for Spring 2017!  
Passport Here's your chance to see four of Denver's best live performances this Spring: Ballet MasterWorks, Friday, February 24; An American In Paris, The Secret Garden, Thursday, April 27; and Lucia Di Lammermoor, Tuesday, May 9. Our winner will receive 2 tickets for each of these shows. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us the best performing arts event you've attended. This contest is open through Thursday, February 9, 2017. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Friday, February 10. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!

The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501c3 organization, operates within our Denver Post Community and serves to fulfill its mission to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit the arts, youth, education, and human services. Individual and corporate tax-deductible donations in any amount are very much appreciated!  For a list of the grants we distributed in 2016, click here