Centering community to scale innovative approaches and advance equity


We collaborate with community to elevate a shared vision of inclusive prosperity

With the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is known for outdoor adventure and recreation. The city is home to trend-setting breweries, a thriving startup and business community, and a rich cultural history. Rapid growth has brought challenges bringing significant wealth disparities to the forefront.


GreenLight partners with the community and the local nonprofit ecosystem to break down barriers to economic mobility by launching and scaling evidence-based programs that open possibilities and meet community-identified needs.

Addressing Challenges in Denver


Black and Latine children are three times as likely to live in poverty as their white peers


of DPS K-3 students are below or significantly below grade level in reading


average rent increase since 2005 while home prices grew by 138%

Denver Team and Partners

GreenLight Denver is made up of a diverse group of changemakers from across the community, working together for positive impact.


Rebecca Gorrell

Rebecca Gorrell

Founding Executive Director, GreenLight Denver

Garrison Stewart

Garrison Stewart

Coordinator, GreenLight Denver

Jackie Tran

Jackie Tran

Program Manager, GreenLight Denver

Advisory Council

Dave Anderson

Colorado Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative

Mike Cortés

Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization

Isabel Cruz

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

Isabel Dickson

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

John Farnam

Morgridge Family Foundation

Jerilynn Francis

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority

Kaycee Gerhart

Metropolitan State University

Collin Hiew

The Denver Foundation

Elsa Holguín

Denver Preschool Program

Tim Main

Mile High United Way

Dan Maxey

University of Colorado Denver

Erika McIntire

Bank of America

Lorez Meinhold

Caring For Denver Foundation

Charlyn Moss

Working Within

Khanh Nguyen

Colorado Health Foundation

Stephanie O’Malley

University of Denver

Andrea Perdomo


Joshua Posner

City of Denver

Elvis Rubio

City of Denver

Emily Shamsid-Deen

ESD Consulting

Wylia Sims

The Equity Project

Julie Stone

Gary Community Ventures

Lisa Sullivan

LS Ventures

Kris Whalen

Platte River Equity

Aubrey Wilde

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Cindy Willard

Impact Charitable

Founding Investors

The Alpert Family


George and Kalliope Balafas / Kentro Group

Bank of America – Denver

Seth and Cody Belzley

Bender West Foundation

Sarah Burney and Vanessa Ramich / Cresset Capital

Mollie Hale Carter

George and Christina Caulkins

The Clayton Club

Jonathan and Aimee Coleman

Mark Cordova / Centennial Bolt

The Cushman Family

Joy and Chris Dinsdale


Durand Foundation / Andre and Kim Durand

Bob and Lynda Engel

Darren Fisk

Matt and Brooke Flavin

Steve and Yama Foreman

Ken Fugate / Signature Bank

The Gardner Family Foundation


Heather Rule Grady

Barbara Grogan

Mowa Haile

Steve Halstedt

Pat Hamill / Oakwood Homes

John J. Hanley

Dane and Andrea Harbaugh

David Harbaugh

Robert and Laura Hill

Eric Holt


Matt and Alissa Joblon

Brandon and Wendy Johnson Family Foundation

Sam and Nicole Kasparek

William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank N.A., Trustee

Taylor and Molly Kirkpatrick

Bruce K. Lee

Steven Lockton Family Foundation

Ashley Marks

Matthew McCall

Eileen and Tate McCoy

Brian and Amy McDowell

Adam and Ayeisha Mesinger

Mile High Five Foundation

Scott and Deb Mitchell

The Morgridge Family Foundation

Leigh and Tyler Nottberg Family Foundation

Juan Padro

Jake Reagan

MacKenzie Scott

Stephan Shelanski / Vegas Sports Network

Susan and John Simon

Greg Sissel and Therese Ivancovich

Geoff and Lauren Smart

Jeff and Dani Sussman

Kent Thiry and Denise O’Leary

Gina and Dan Vecchiarelli

Kris and Laura Whalen

Wiegers Family Foundation


GreenLight Fund Names Ali Knight as Chief Executive Officer

Announcement, News, Press Release

GreenLight Fund Names Ali Knight as Chief Executive Officer

Apr 16, 2024

GreenLight Fund Launches GreenLight Denver, its 13th Site

Announcement, News, Press Release

GreenLight Fund Launches GreenLight Denver, its 13th Site

Feb 8, 2024


GreenLight Fund Annual Impact Report July 2022 – June 2023
Annual Impact Report Cover photo


GreenLight Fund Annual Impact Report July 2022 – June 2023

Oct 20, 2023

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