Denver Newspaper Agency

The Denver Newspaper Agency and its two newspapers - The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News - proudly serve hundreds of metro-Denver nonprofit organizations and events through their Post-News Community programs. Through grants, corporate contributions, volunteer efforts and in-kind support, Post-News Community contributes over $12 million in value to nonprofit agencies and events in our community each year.

The mission of Post-News Community is to improve and enrich the lives of those in need in our community through the support of programs that benefit children and youth, the arts; education and literacy and the provision of basic human services. The newspapers accomplish this mission through the implementation of various community giving programs.

In 2007, more than $2.2 million was raised and distributed to 91 local nonprofit agencies through Post-News Charities and Post-News Season To Share, both funds of the McCormick Foundation. Through these funds, dollars are raised - through events as well as individual and corporate contributions - and matched at 50 cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation. One-hundred percent of the funds raised, plus the match, are distributed to nonprofits in the Denver metro-area. Post-News Charities focuses on agencies that provide literacy services and/or programs for low-income youth while Post-News Season To Share funds organizations that address the issues of hunger, homelessness, indigent medical care and disadvantaged children.

Post-News Community, The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News are also proud to produce a variety of signature events and programs, including the Post-News Pen & Podium author lecture series; the Post-News Passport to the Arts performing arts sampler series; The Denver Post Unique Lives & Experiences lecture series; The Denver Post Ride The Rockies bicycle tour; The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train; the Rocky Mountain News Colorado State Spelling Bee; the Jefferson Awards for community service; the Columbine Memorial Scholarship and the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party.

In addition, the papers strive to improve and enrich life in our community through sponsorships of nonprofit organizations and events, an active employee volunteer program called ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) and Kids Care, a free youth philanthropy program designed to teach students the importance of giving of their time, talent and treasure.