Who We Are

The William I. Smith Family Foundation is focused on funding organizations that empower people to achieve positive change for themselves and their communities.

What We Do

We support activities in the following areas:
  • Charitable
  • Health
  • Educational
  • Literary

Our Founder

Founded by William I. Smith in 2011.

William was a teacher, writer, and philanthropist in Denver, Colorado who supported organizations such as:
  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
  • University of Denver Library
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Anschutz Medical Campus
William I. Smith (Founder) with Ann Canady

Our Process

Our nomination and selection process is entirely in-house, we do not accept unsolicited proposals or grant requests.

Each year the Foundation board members nominate non-profit organizations that we believe make a good match for our goals. After an approval process we invite selected organizations to apply for grants. Our final selections are made towards year-end and grants are delivered to selected organizations.