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Timothy & Bernadette Marquez Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

Timothy & Bernadette Marquez Foundation

(formerly Marquez Foundation)

P.O. Box 44354

Denver, CO United States 80201-4354

Telephone: (303) 583-1609


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $649,913

Total giving: $6,000



Bridge Number



Established in 2005 in CO - Timothy and Bernadette Marquez established their foundation to use as a vehicle for creating positive change in the areas of education, health and human services. Their desire is to fund big ideas that demonstrate innovation in improving the quality of life for underserved populations in Denver, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California; and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation currently awards Innovative Planning and Implementation grants in the areas of education, health and human services. Both Planning and Implementation grants will support organizations that are creative in offering innovative solutions to complex problems that promote systems change in one of the foundation's funding areas. The foundation's objective in education is to support student achievement and success within public schools as well as in higher education. The foundation's objective in health is to expand access to and options for quality health care resources to low-income, high-risk individuals and families. The objective in human services is to assist low-income, high-risk individuals and families to improve their life circumstances by promoting self-sufficiency. .

Program Area(s)

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

Innovation Planning and Implementation Grants

The foundation is inviting applications for planning and implementation grants, which are designed to encourage innovations in education, health or human services. By awarding grants to projects that lead to systems change in the planning or implementation stages, TBM Foundation aims to encourage the development of innovations that promise to benefit under-served, under-represented, low-income individuals and families living in metro-Denver in the areas of education, health or human services. Two levels of awards are available: Level I awards (Planning Grants) are small grants (ranging from $5,000 to $50,000) designed to fund brainstorming sessions and initial planning. Level I proposals should identify a problem or research question, explore a research agenda or discover appropriate methodologies. Outcomes for Level I projects would likely include reports, position papers and plans for subsequent steps and future development. Proposals should include specific plans for expansion. Level II awards (Implementation Grants) are larger grants (ranging from $50,000 to $150,000) that can be used for more fully formed projects that are ready to be implemented or to demonstrate proofs of concept. Level II proposals should therefore include a more articulated plan of work leading to concrete and tangible outcomes, such as demonstration projects and expansion.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $649,913 (market value)

Gifts received: $122,000

Expenditures: $131,316

Total giving: $6,000

Qualifying distributions: $6,000