Daniels Fund

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Daniels Fund
Type Private Foundation
Industry Foundation
Founded Denver, Colorado (2000)
Headquarters Denver, Colorado
Key people Linda Childears, President/CEO
June Travis, Chairman,
Bill Daniels, Founder
Employees 40 (2013)

The Daniels Fund was founded by Bill Daniels, a decorated fighter pilot in World War II, who went on to become one of the pioneers in the cable television industry. Throughout his lifetime, he gave generously to people in need and the organizations that serve them. Daniels spent his final years carefully defining his goals for the Daniels Fund, which carries on his legacy of generosity by providing college scholarships to deserving students and grants to nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Daniels Fund Grant Program[edit]

As decided by Mr. Daniels himself, each year, approximately 70% of charitable allocations are made through the Daniels Fund Grants Program in the funding areas that he defined for the foundation: Aging, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless and Disadvantaged, K-12 Education Reform, and Youth Development.

Daniels Fund Scholarship Program[edit]

Mr. Daniels directed that approximately 30% of charitable allocations to be made through the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program, which consists of the Daniels Scholarship and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship.

Daniels Scholarships give motivated high seniors with leadership, character, ethics, and a commitment to give back to their communities, the opportunity to obtain a four-year degree.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships support non-traditional students such as adults entering or returning to college; students from alternative schools, juvenile justice facilities, and youth offender programs; General Educational Development recipients; former foster care youth, returning military and emergency service providers.

Stats as of December 2013[edit]

Grants and Scholarships Awarded: $521,100,000

Grants: $400,500,000

Daniels Scholarships: $108,600,000

Scholars Named: 3,006

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships: $12,500,000

Assets: $1.3 billion


Daniels Opportunity

Daniels Scholarship