Enhancing Life in Downtown denver


The Riverfront Park Community Foundation was established in 2000 to foster excellence, diversity and opportunity in the downtown Denver community. The Foundation has forged a strong voice in the arts and education communities in Denver and continues to have a strong impact on the Riverfront neighborhood and the city. The Foundation is committed to making both Riverfront Park and downtown Denver a better place to live.

Funding for the Foundation comes from a one-half of one percent (0.5%) transfer assessment on real estate sales within Riverfront Park. This includes residential sales, sales of apartment buildings and sales of retail condominiums. 

The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. 


Board of Directors

Mark Smith, Founder & President

Stephanie Blake, Board Member

Amy Cara, Treasurer/Secretary

Don Cohen, Board Member

Bruce Fowler, Board Member

Ron Werner, Board Member


Donor Advised Fund

The Riverfront Park Community Foundation invests funds with the Denver Foundation through a Donor Advised Fund. Assets held as part of the fund are invested by the Denver Foundation in accordance with its general investment policies and objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees of The Denver Foundation.