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Trinity's Second Century Foundation

Serving the Downtown and Metro Denver needy since 1984

Trinity Second Century Foundation serves people in need in the downtown and metro Denver area by providing financial resources to outreach programs.

The mission of the Second Century Foundation is to minister to needy people by providing financial resources to outreach ministries and programs in downtown Denver and the Denver metropolitan area. It was established as a permanent endowment in 1984 by members of Trinity United Methodist Church to raise funds and accept contributions from individuals and groups in order to provide financial support to local outreach programs. The support of the church, the generosity and commitment of the members, and the partnership with community organizations has resulted in services to our neighbors that help support their goal of self-sufficiency.

An all-volunteer board of Trinity members administers the Foundation, works to increase the size of the endowment and decides what programs to support. The board welcomes new members with diverse talents and skills, such as finance, marketing, nonprofit administration, grant evaluation, public relations and planned giving/development experience. Financial contributions are always welcome.

Second Century Foundation, Inc.
ATTN: Lara Davies
1820 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 839-1493

Board of Directors

Lara Davies, President
Dave Licko, Treasurer
Christine Case
Melanie Haggerty
Myles Johnson
Sharon Morneau

Request a Grant

To request a grant please fill out the Colorado's Common Grant Application and mail application by April 1st to:
Second Century Foundation, Inc.
c/o Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202

Support the Foundation

"Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can."
- John Wesley

There are many stories of individuals who have been helped by this ministry and who were given an opportunity to turn their lives around. But there are other stories - stories of those who contributed to the fund and found that it changed their life too. In the hectic pace of this ever-challenging world, it is easy to get caught up in a sense of hopelessness about the poverty and despair around us. After all, what can one person do?

How to Make Your Second Century Gift

Gifts can be made in honor of family and friends at times such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, the birth or baptism of a child or grandchild, a wedding, an anniversary, or any other occasion you would like to recognize with a gift that for our downtown community.

Ways of giving your gift include:

  • gift of cash or check to Second Century Foundation Inc.;
  • gift in a will;
  • gift of life insurance; or
  • gift of excess retirement funds such as pensions or an IRA.

Gifts may be mailed to:

Second Century Foundation, Inc.
C/O Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway
Denver CO 80202

IRS 501(c)(3) certification available upon request.

Give by phone: Call Laura Winberg in the Finance Office at 303-839-1493 x30.

Give online

Volunteer: You can also make a difference in the lives of those in need in the Denver metro community by volunteering with our grant recipients. To find out about volunteer opportunities, link to any of our grant recipients' websites.

Grant Recipients

Since its inception, the Foundation has given over $500,000 to outreach ministry including many worthy programs such as Denver Urban Ministries, Capitol Hill Community Services, Metro Caring, and others.

2017 Grant Recipients

The Blue Bench
The Blue Bench works to put an end to sexual assault through prevention and care.

Capitol Hill Community Services
Capitol Hill Community Services serves hot lunches at different locations in central Denver throughout the week.

CrossPurpose seeks to abolish relational, economic and spiritual poverty through the power of redemptive relationships. CrossPurpose is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to the idea of neighborhoods without poverty.

DenUM - Denver Urban Matters
DenUM is an advocate, educator and trusted provider of basic human and employment services to vulnerable people in greater Denver.

Dominican Home Health Agency
DHHA serves the poor, sick elderly in the Denver area. Their three major programs include in-home care, wellness clinics and loans of durable medical equipment (DME).

El Centro Humanitario
El Centro promotes the rights and well-being of low income day laborers and domestic workers in Denver through education, job skill development and leadership, action and advocacy.

Gathering Place
Gathering Place is Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.

HOPE Center
HOPE Center is a community-based agency dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, developmental delays and persons in need of specialized educational or vocational services.

Hope Communities
Hope Communities is a nonprofit organization that offers individuals and families in greater Denver safe and affordable housing enriched by services.

Joshua Station
Joshua Station is a faith-based community helping families make the transition from homelessness to a healthy, stable living environment. Joshua Station provides long-term transformational housing and support for high-risk families with multiple barriers to self-sufficiency.

Metro Caring
Metro Caring provides nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency.

Reading Partners
Reading Partners helps children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Senior Housing Options Barth Hotel
Senior Housing Options provides and promotes quality affordable housing and services in a caring environment for older adults in Colorado. One of these ways is through The Barth Hotel Assisted Living Residence, located in Lower Downtown Denver, which provides support and assistance to seniors and older adults with disabilities.

St. Francis Center
St. Francis Center is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area, providing shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.

Towards Justice
Towards Justice empowers America's chronically marginalized workforce to address systemic injustice, defend family financial stability and ensure that work is the most effective strategy for economic success.

Warren Village
Warren Village works to break the cycle of homelessness for single parent families.