The Daniels Fund is a private foundation that provides scholarships to deserving students and grants to nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Fund, founded through the generous legacy of Bill Daniels, operates the Daniels Fund Grants Program and the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program.
Daniels Fund Grants Program
They provide grants to support nonprofit organizations in their four-state region, as well as some programs with national impact. Each year, approximately 70% of the Daniels Fund’s community investments are made through the Daniels Fund Grants Program in funding areas defined by Bill Daniels:
Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Early Childhood Education
Integrity in Education
Homeless & Disadvantaged
K-12 Education Reform
Daniels Fund Scholarship Program
The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program — consisting of the Daniels Scholarship Program and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program — represents approximately 30% of the Daniels Fund’s annual charitable distribution.
The Daniels Scholarship Program is a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship provides college scholarships for non-traditional students of all ages, awarded by select colleges and universities using funds provided by the Daniels Fund.
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative strives to deliver principle-based ethics education, and reinforce the value of ethical business and personal conduct. The Ethics Initiative encompasses three components — the Collegiate Program, the High School Program, and the online Case Bank — each with a specific approach and target audience.