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The Buck Foundation is a family foundation with a commitment to peace and social justice that supports children, youth, women, and minorities. It was founded by Douglas H. Buck and Mildred M. Buck in 1986 and benefits from continuing involvement and support by their children and grandchildren.  Based on the progressive values of the founders, the Buck Foundation maintains strong family values to help those most in need, and to work closely within the community to build a just world. Values of compassion, justice, fairness, inclusivity, and equality are central to the foundation and our philanthropy.

The Buck Foundation originated in Colorado and continues strong associations there, although no family members currently live in Colorado. Over the last 27 years small grants have been made to non-profit organizations, mostly in the Denver area. Some grants have been made to organizations in East Maui, Hawai’i, and to national organizations. A copy of the Foundation’s annual 990PF is available on request.

The Foundation supports grassroots organizations, often overlooked by mainstream philanthropy, that build a more just society by dealing with issues of human need, education, community development, support to immigrants, and the advancement of social justice and peace among nations and peoples. We support community-building activities, and we favor programs and organizations that are led by and work with people living in poverty, immigrants and refugees and people of color.  The Buck Foundation values innovation and welcomes organizations prepared to take risks to address pressing social issues.

If you have questions about how your organization fits into these guidelines, please email PJ D’Amico at pjdamico@thebuckfoundation.org or call 303.565.7344.