VF Foundation helps make college possible for Denver’s students

It takes a community

A certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree can pave the way to a brighter future for Denver’s students and their families. At Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), wknow that it takes a community to make college possible. That’s why DSF partners with VF Foundation to provide a unique three-part program that is nationally recognized for its effectiveness. With support from VF Foundation, DSF drives resources and talent to support students on their way to the commencement stage at college graduation. 

A shared investment, a shared vision

VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation, supports organizations and initiatives focused on conservation and stewardship, education and workforce development, and the advancement of human and organizational endeavors in the context of inclusion, equity and diversity. Connected in partnership by shared goals, VF Foundation has invested more than $26,000 in support of DSF Scholars through our multiple career pathways programming and by establishing the VF Foundation Scholarship through DSF’s Named Scholarship program. 

We believe in the power of education to change lives and create impact for the greater good of the world,” said Gloria Schoch, direct of the VF Foundation and Global Impact. “We are excited to begin this partnership and launch our new scholarship to help more students realize their dreams.” 

Working together to support our students

The VF Foundation’s community impact aligns with DSF’s goal to make college possible through our three-part program of college access, scholarships, and college success,” said Lorii Rabinowitz, CEO of DSF. “We are grateful to begin what feels like a natural partnership to work together and help Denver’s students create brighter futures for their families, their communities, and their world.”  

Thanks in part to support from community leaders like the VF Foundation, DSF has awarded more than $43 million in scholarships to DPS graduates since its founding in 2006. Eighty-eight percent of DSF Scholars are the first in their family to pursue a college certificate or degree, and eighty percent of DSF Scholars have graduated or continue to succeed in technical college, community college, or university.  

To learn more about DSF’s Named Scholarship program, click here.