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Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-14

At A Glance

Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

1666 S. University Blvd., Ste. B

Denver, CO United States 80210-2834

Telephone: (303) 744-1688


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $325,085,005

Total giving: $11,578,591





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Susan J. Steele:


Incorporated in 1962 in CO - Temple Hoyne Buell was born in 1895. Mr. Buell earned recognition nationally as an architectural visionary, particularly for the conceptualization of the first "central-mall" shopping center designed with the parking lots encircling the shops. The foundation was established to support his charitable interests, which included the education of architects, research into catastrophic illnesses, and programs throughout Colorado to prepare young people to live healthy lives and contribute responsibly to the community. Mr. Buell died in 1990 at the age of 94. In 1995, the trustees of the foundation changed its emphasis to programs and initiatives for children, especially in the areas of early intervention, prevention, and improving the social and educational systems critical to the well-being of Colorado’s youngest citizens

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is a professional philanthropic organization supporting the positive development of children through grants and partnerships with other sectors of the community.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Early Childhood Education and Development

The foundation supports the healthy development of very young children through early childhood and preschool programs, home visitation, parent and childhood interaction, parenting education, professional development and education for service providers, language development and early literacy, parent information and support, nutrition and physical activity in early learning environments, and behavior and social competence in classroom situations.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The foundation will consider proposals for teen pregnancy prevention. Programs should be comprehensive and should be able to prove effectiveness.

Fields of Interest

  • Child care
  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Family services
  • Human services
  • Youth pregnancy prevention
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $325,085,005 (market value)

Expenditures: $16,403,560

Total giving: $11,578,591

Qualifying distributions: $12,417,851