Location: Denver, Colo.
Contact info: (877) 791-4726, www.danielsfund.org.
Coverage Area: Funds mostly programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; 10 percent of grants are for national programs.
Subject Areas: Early childhood, education reform, youth development, substance abuse
Assets: $998.5 million (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $35 million (2011)
In a nutshell: The Daniels Fund operates the Daniels Fund Grants Program, and the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program. It is named for Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer whose estate seeded the fund when he passed in 2000. Daniels is led by CEO Linda Childears.
Within its youth development account, Daniels has made a significant investment in general out-of-school activities such as local programs of the Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and also in programs such as youth corps and group homes that target at-risk and disadvantaged youth.
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
How to Apply: The Daniels Fund accepts applications from anyone at any time, but suggest that applicants call ahead to notify program officers. A list of grants contacts by region is available here, and details on applying are here.
Recent News and Grantmaking:
Grants December 2012