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 Sunday will be April 30, 2017

Contact Us

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


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.

2016 Grant Recipients

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

Capitol Hill Community Services
Feeding the homeless poor.

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.

Delores Project
The Delores Project provides safe comfortable shelter and individualized services to unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness.

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

Denver Inner City Parish
Strengthening Denver’s working poor community members so they become more self-sufficient and are equipped with the skills to break the cycle of poverty in their families, neighborhoods and communities.

El Centro Humanitario
Promoting 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.

The Gathering Place
A community of hope where positive relationships, choice and essential resources transform lives.

Lord's Daily Bread
Providing food, counseling, health services and referrals to the poor and homeless in metropolitan Denver.

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

Open Door Ministries
Meeting immediate practical needs in the lives of underprivileged people in Denver.

Senior Assistance Program

St. Francis Center
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.

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

Warren Village
Successfully breaking the cycle of homelessness for single parent families.