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The Denver Foundation: Aligning Assets with Mission

In 2018, The Denver Foundation made an important decision. It would change the focus of its $180 million socially responsible investment pool from negative screens (excluding “sin stocks” such as tobacco or firearms companies) towards inclusion of investments with social or environmental impact.

It might seem a modest shift. But for TDF, it was the start of an ambitious strategy to use both its investments and its grantmaking to advance the goals at the heart of its philanthropic mission: diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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