JULY 2016
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events | contest      
$2.29 MILLION AWARDED TO 49 NONPROFITS
More than 4,900 donors contributed

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, 49 nonprofit agencies in Metro Denver serving the areas of Child & Youth Education, Health & Wellness, Homelessness, and Hunger, were recognized and awarded grants through The Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund. It was another outstanding year for Season To Share, with more than $1,525,000 contributed by over 4,900 generous donors! Every dollar donated was matched at 50% by the McCormick Foundation, bringing the total to $2,290,000. Thank you to MDC Richmond American Homes Foundation for being the largest donor to this campaign. Presenting the grants were Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post; Dean Singleton, Chairman of The Denver Post; and David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.   

To see a complete listing of The Denver Post Season To Share grantees, click here
FOUR $100,000 SIGNATURE GRANTS AWARDED
Inaugural Grantees Recognized 

A new initiative in 2016 is The Denver Post Season To Share Signature Grants. These $100,000 grants, one in each of our four issue areas: Child & Youth Education; Health & Wellness; Homelessness; and Hunger, address the ever growing needs in Metro Denver by exploring bold systems support solutions with strategies to change the future for thousands in our area. On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, grants were awarded to the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation - Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative; Colorado Nonprofit Development Center - Mile High Health Alliance Initiative; Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative; and Hunger Free Colorado. These four groups are included in the 49 grant recipients through The Denver Post Season To Share. Presenting the awards to each group were Tracy Ulmer, Director of Community Relations of The Denver Post; David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Dean Singleton, Chairman of The Denver Post, and Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post.     
 
To see a description of each Denver Post Season To Share Signature Grantee, click here.  
THE DENVER POST PEDAL THE PLAINS GEARS UP
The "Ride for the Rest of Us" is September 16-18    

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In April, Governor John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Viaero Wireless proudly announced the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through Southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the course of three days. From September 16-18, participants will visit the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta, while touring a number of scenic, historical and agricultural stops along the way. Off the bike, cyclists will enjoy locally sourced food, beer gardens, live entertainment and the community spirit of Colorado's Eastern Plains. 

Cyclists will pedal away the weekend between entertainment and festivities, eat meals made with local produce and stay in accommodations ranging from tents to private home stays. Participants may enjoy their time off the bicycle seat as much as on it. From pie-eating contests to dairy farms, working ranches to historic re-enactments, beer gardens to live music and games, Pedal The Plains has it all.  
      
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information and to register for Pedal The Plains, click here
Starts Today! Tickets for The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase available at the Box Office at Broadway & Archer,  July 28-31

Get down to South Broadway to enjoy 4 days of great music at the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain Region Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to see the lineup,
Register Now for 2016 Denver Post Pedal The Plains

PTP logo As seen in the story above, the 5th annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour features the open range star-filled nights of Southeast Colorado. With the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta ready to welcome cyclists, this 3 day tour has a little something for everyone, including a Century Ride and a Family Fun Ride.  Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to register,
 
Congratulations to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum on their grant! 

On Saturday, July 23, 2016, The Denver Post Community Foundation was proud to present a grant to support the mission of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Mac Tully, CEO and Publisher of The Denver Post, presented the check to Amiee Reese, Executive Director of the Museum, during the Bar-B-Que lunch for The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train guests. 
   
Thank you to The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train sponsors, partners, guests and volunteers for another great year! 

Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Now - Oct 6
Civic Center EATS 2016 
(Civic Center Conservancy)
Civic Center

Now through Thurs., Sept. 1
Summer Concert Series
(Denver Botanic Gardens)
York Street and Chatfield Farms 

Sat., July 30 - Sun., July 31
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
(16th Annual Festival)
Sloan's Lake, Denver
Fri., Aug., 26 - Sept., 5
Colorado's State Fair
(Educating Youth in Agriculture)
Pueblo, Colorado 
Fri., Sept. 2 - Mon., Sept. 5
A Taste of Colorado 
(Food, Music, Shopping, Fun)
Civic Center Park 

Fri., Sept. 2 - Sun., Sept. 4
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
(Labor Day Experience)
Aspen/Snowmass 

Tues., Sept. 6 - Sun., Sept. 11
2016 Denver Food & Wine Festival  
(A 6 Day Celebration)
Metropolitan State University of Denver 


DP Community Contest!

Win 2 tickets to the Denver Food & Wine Festival!  
Foodies and Wine enthusiasts alike...here's your chance to explore the culinary delights of this year's best tasting samples around. Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, tell us your favorite restaurant in Metro Denver. This contest is open today through Thursday, August 18, 2016. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Friday, August 19. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!
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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 2015, click here