21 Years of Making a Difference

In keeping with our mission to improve and enrich lives, Pen & Podium has been honored over the past 20 years to partner with dozens of our city’s most impactful charitable agencies serving the areas of literacy and education. By supporting the Pen & podium Series, you are helping to make the lives of those in need better with more than $200,000 being granted. Each season, The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series and The Denver Post Community Foundation are proud to recognize the efforts of five deserving nonprofit agencies working to promote literacy in the metro Denver area. Each of the agencies are recognized at an author lecture and receive a Pen & Podium grant. Together We Make A Difference!

the 2024/25 charitable partners will be announced soon!

Past Pen & Podium Charitable Partners have Included:
Book Trust
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
Children’s Literacy Center
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
The Learning Source
Scholars Unlimited
Reading Partners
Reach Out and Read Colorado
Colorado Youth for a Change
Brink! (Tethered by Letters)
Spellbinders Denver
Jefferson County Library Foundation
Stories on Stage
Friends of Colorado Talking Book Library