COLORADO, USA — The Daniels Fund, a charitable foundation that has provided grants and scholarships to the Colorado community since 2000, gave out $60.5 million last year.
The foundation has also reached a milestone of giving more than $1 billion in total since it was founded.
This has included more than 13,000 grants and nearly 4,600 college scholarships.
In 2021, the foundation awarded:
- $44.1 million in grants to nonprofits across Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico.
- $29.6 million in grants to Colorado nonprofits.
- $16.4 million in college scholarships across the same four-state region.
- $10.7 million in scholarships to Colorado students.
> Top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER right now to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.
The Daniels Fund was founded in 2000 by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the cable television industry. It's main focus is on supporting nonprofit organizations in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico that the foundation believes have a big impact on the community. The foundation also provides four-year college scholarships to students who they believe demonstrate a commitment to serving their communities.
“Bill Daniels had a vision to make life better for people in the states that meant so much to him,” said Hanna Skandera, the president and CEO of the Daniels Fund in a news release. “I believe he would be thrilled to see the impact more than $1 billion invested in our communities has made. Bill’s generosity will continue to change lives for generations to come.”
SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Latest from 9NEWS