With more than $1 billion in assets, the Anschutz Foundation (not to be confused with the Anschutz Family Foundation) centers its education philanthropy in Denver, where a number of public schools, charters and education reform groups have been supported. Some money also goes to national groups. Historically, the Anschutz Foundation has given in a number of different areas, including arts, health, and right-of-center public policy efforts. In addtion, a substantial portion of the $50 million it granted in a recent year was allocated to education in direct support for K-12 schools as well as out-of school / afterschool programs, postsecondary schools and programs, preschool, education reform, scholarships, teacher and principal training, and youth counseling, mentoring, and tutoring.
Unfortunately, despite its size, the Anschutz Foundation has no website or clear process for grantseekers, so a phone call or letter of inquiry may be the best way to get onto the foundation's radar. Grantseekers should note that this foundation is distinct from the Anschutz Family Foundation and other foundations carrying the family name that sometimes have overlapping funding priorities but operate as separate entities.
The Anschutz Foundation
1727 Tremont Pl.
Denver, CO 80202