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Foundation and Government Supporters

The Anschutz Foundation

The Anschutz Foundation was founded over 20 years ago and supports a broad variety of charitable initiatives that have a positive impact on the people of Colorado specifically and society in general in the areas of education, health care, human services, arts and culture, public policy, and personal and spiritual values.


Boettcher Foundation

Founded by the Boettcher Family in 1937 to effectively assist, encourage and promote quality of life for the citizens of Colorado, the Boettcher Foundation invests in education, community services, health, and arts & culture through merit awards, scholarships and capital grants.

The Denver Foundation

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2015, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $97 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit

Colorado Department of Education

As a dynamic service agency, the Colorado Department of Education provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s 178 school districts, 1,836 schools, close to 56,000 teachers and over 2,800 administrators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state’s approximately 889,000 public school students.

Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood

The Office of Early Childhood provides resources for children, families and early care professionals to best prepare Coloradans for future success, through access to collaborative, coordinated, quality early childhood programs and supports.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Unit implements initiatives to prevent obesity during critical stages of the life course: prior to conception, throughout pregnancy and during the first five years of a child's life. CDPHE works with Qualistar’s Healthy Child Care Colorado initiative to support early care and education programs in developing practices and policies that instill healthy routines in young children's lives.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation works to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation by investing in grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus on increasing the number of Coloradans with health insurance, ensuring they have access to quality, coordinated care and encouraging healthy living. For more information, please visit

Daniels Fund

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his compassion for people and unwavering commitment to ethics, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For more information, please visit


Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation’s mission is to improve the state's oral health by eradicating childhood tooth decay. Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has been solely funded by Delta Dental of Colorado. Its initiatives have included educational programs targeting low-income, high-risk families; support of dental health education for medical and dental students as well as providers; and opportunities to teach good dental habits and cavity prevention among pregnant women and children. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation works to make good dental health a community priority. A core belief is that, because dental disease is almost 100 percent preventable, efforts to improve oral health will result in a healthier Colorado overall. To learn more about the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, please visit

Gates Family Foundation

The Gates Family Foundation invests in Colorado-based projects and organizations primarily through capital grants which have meaningful impact and enhance the quality of life for those visiting, working and living in the state. The Foundation seeks to promote self-sufficiency, excellence and innovation in education, healthy lifestyles, community enrichment, connection to nature and stewardship of the state's natural inheritance. The Foundation's actions will remain consistent with the founders' intentions and the principles of citizenship, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.


Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to relieve suffering, meet basic human needs, promote self-sufficiency, and enrich the quality of life in Colorado. To learn more, please visit

Mile High United Way

Mile High United Way unites people, ideas and resources to advance the common good in three key initiative areas: School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self Sufficiency. Give-Advocate-Volunteer- for a community united to create better opportunities for all. 


Rose Community Foundation

Rose Community Foundation makes grants to organizations and institutions serving the seven-county Greater Denver community in the areas of Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life.


Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

The Temple Hoyne Buell is a professional philanthropic organization supporting the positive development of children through grants and partnerships with other sectors of the community. The Foundation is committed to quality programs serving the needs of very young children and the families and caregivers who support them.







Corporate Donors


FirstBank has been a community bank since our founding in Lakewood, Colorado in 1963. Today, we have over 125 branches located throughout Colorado, Arizona and California. Over the years, FirstBank has focused on consumer and small business needs, offering a variety of banking products and services tailored to our customers. This same philosophy applies to our community service and charitable involvement.

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Education is the cornerstone of our family business! When Leon and Renee Kaplan opened their first store in 1951, they were dedicated to providing unique toys and gifts that promoted learning through play. In 1968, Leon Kaplan founded Kaplan School Supply, which embodied his vision of providing developmentally appropriate resources that help foster physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children. Today, Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children's learning. A leader in the field of early care and education, we bring to market innovative curricula, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.

Lakeshore Learning Materials

We offer a range of innovative, educational products developed with caregivers, parents and children in mind. Our high-quality materials are designed specifically for early learners and have been aligned with Qualistar standards to meet the needs of Colorado preschools. Plus, every product is priced affordably and is distinguished by its quality, safety and play value. Our products are always in stock and can ship within two business days! 

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Individual Donors

The following individuals have donated $1,000 or more.

  • David and Kathy Berezin
  • Scott and Karen Fast
  • Kathryn and Kyle Harris
  • Suzanne Helburn
  • Nancy Witt
  • Tom Wright 

In addition to being fully tax-deductible, individual and corporate gifts to Qualistar are eligible for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit. This credit allows donors to claim an income tax credit of 50 percent of their total contribution on their taxes.

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