Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sponsors & Partners


The Park People relies on the support of funding partners who make our work possible. We have a mix of sponsors who support our programs, projects, and events. Over the years, we have also forged many strategic partnerships with fellow Denver nonprofits, citizen groups, and neighborhood associations. Those listed below are just some that have been integral to the success and impact of our work.

Program Sponsors

OZ Architecture

OZ Architecture has been at the forefront of design for more than 50 years.  OZ has led the architecture and design of transformative, inspiring and artistic spaces around the world and is a long-time anchor of Denver's creative community. The firm is a collective of innovative thinkers driven by the mission to connect, collaborate and create. Also committed to community, OZ supports our Denver Digs Trees program to support the vibrancy of our local communities.


Project Partners

Colorado 811

Colorado 811 is nonprofit dedicated to keeping Colorado's underground infrastructure safe from excavation damages. Anyone who is digging in the state of Colorado is required to click or call 811 at least three business days before they plan to dig. The Park People believes in planting trees - and safely! So our Denver Digs Trees program has a natural alignment with Colorado 811's goals for smart and safe digging! Click Colorado 811's logo to learn more about requesting free utility locates before digging.


Colorado Garden Foundation

The Colorado Garden Foundation is dedicated to furthering the horticulture industry.  Proceeds from the foundation's annual Colorado Garden & Home Show fund grants, organizations and scholarships to individuals throughout Colorado.  Our warm thanks to Colorado Garden Foundation for supporting our tree planting efforts through the Denver Digs Trees program.





The VF Foundation


The VF Foundation supports non-profit organizations in driving movements for the betterment of people and the planet. This includes movements that define Worthy Work, because work dignifies us. The VF Foundation embraces the fact that Outside Matters, because nature humanizes us. The foundation empowers diversity, equity and inclusion as we are Free to Be, because our differences unite us. Thanks to the VF Foundation for supporting our Denver Digs Trees program.



Xcel Energy


As Denver's primary utility supplier of electric power and natural gas service, Xcel Energy Foundation supports nonprofit projects that focus on the connection between environment and energy. We deeply appreciate our long-standing partnership with Xcel Energy, a committed, generous, and ardent supporter of our Denver Digs Trees program for more than 20 years.



MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation

Growing steadily since 1999, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation has funded worthy causes both locally and across the globe.  Whether it's sending aid to a women's shelter, supporting educational opportunities for at-risk youth or contributing funds to preserve and enhance local parks, every cause the foundation supports is focused on one thing: laying a sustainable foundation for a brighter tomorrow--for everyone.  The Park People is grateful for MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation's sponsorship of our Denver Digs Trees program and powerful support offering a generous matching fund this year!


Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners.  Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.  As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.



State Farm

State Farm is committed to helping build safer, stronger, and better-educated communities. We embrace the responsibility to give back, volunteer, and work alongside nonprofits and community groups in our neighborhoods to make the world around us better. Earlier this year, State Farm provided $1 million to the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree planting projects across the United States. In Denver, State Farm is proud to work alongside The Park People to provide shade trees for Sloan's Lake Park. State Farm embraces the “Good Neighbors. Better World.” approach, connecting social responsibility and environmental sustainability as core aspects of doing business. This approach is central to the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, released in March.



AT&T is supporting both urban and rural forestry efforts around the globe by planting trees with their employees, planting trees in 8 communities, and supporting reforestation wildfire recovery efforts.  AT&T is working relentlessly alongside governments, NGOs and businesses around the world to support the urgent and critical needs of their customers, employees and communities.


Crow Holdings

Crow Holdings is a privately-owned real estate investment and development firm with a 70-year operating history and a strong track record of performance and innovation across product types and market cycles. Crow Holdings properties are integral parts of the communities that surround them. Recognizing the social impact of building and investing in communities, Crow Holdings is committing to planting trees in each community with new multifamily development groundbreakings in 2021.



UPS is the world's largest package delivery company, which began more than a century ago with a $100 loan to jumpstart a tiny messenger service. How UPS evolved into a multi-billion-dollar global corporation reflects the history of modern transportation, international commerce, logistics and financial services. Today, UPS is customer first, people led, innovation driven. It’s powered by more than 495,000 employees connecting more than 220 nations and territories across roads, rails, air, and ocean. Tomorrow, UPS will continue to lead the industry and connect the world, with a commitment to quality service and environmental sustainability.


Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (“PHLY”), headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA with 50 local offices across the US, is a premier national Property/Casualty and Professional Liability insurance carrier.  As one of the leading insurers of non-profit organizations, PHLY has a strong corporate culture around volunteering and giving back to local communities.  Since 2015, we’ve partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in forests and communities damaged by natural disasters, and that have a lack of tree canopy.  This year, through the Arbor Day Foundation, we’ve been able to extend our local partners to include the Park People who we will partner with to plant trees locally in the Denver area.


Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government.



Beltzer Bangert & Gunnell LLP

BBG is a Denver-based construction law firm serving some of the most sophisticated construction firms in the country.  We are committed to being a pillar of the community and are excited and honored to partner with our clients as supporters of the Mile High Tree Champions program.




Flatiron is the trusted provider of innovative solutions to infrastructure challenges across the U.S. and Canada. For public and private clients, Flatiron builds highways, bridges, airports, rail transit, dams, water facilities and underground projects.  For more on how Flatiron is transforming infrastructure, visit  Flatiron is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, an engineering-led global infrastructure group.


PCL Construction

PCL is actively invested in the communities we serve.  We support an array of community-based organizations that provide education, training and career assistance to diverse groups of people in the spirit of stewardship and volunteerism.  PCL's culture of giving empowers PCLers to help those in need and is guided by the belief that, when we give back to the community, everyone benefits.



Living Room Real Estate

Living Room Real Estate is a future-thinking real estate firm that believes in pairing people with the right place for a prosperous life, in creating healthy, sustainable communities, and in giving back. For each closing, Living Room Real Estate donates enough money for the The Park People to provide one tree to a resident in Denver. We are proud to have Living Room Real Estate's partnership in our Denver Digs Trees program.



The Giving Back Group is committed to providing exceptional real estate services for both buyers and sellers.  They strive to exceed client expectations and also generously give back to the community.  The Park People is pleased to be among the number of charities receiving 20% of The Giving Back Group’s commissions upon request.


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