Brian Heider

Grants Manager

Brian Heider has over 29 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working locally, regionally and nationally for children’s, healthcare, domestic violence, homeless, education, veteran and animal organizations. In this role, he advocates for a culture of philanthropy in Adams, Arapahoe and Denver counties by engaging the community, building relationships, and aligning VEC’s mission with the goal of revenue generation to supply immigrant and refugee programs and services to anyone who may need them.  Brian does this by leading VEC’s grant and sponsorship initiatives.

Brian was born on the east coast but has called Colorado home for the last 33 years.  When he is not working he can be found cooking, attending Colorado art festivals or dining with friends and colleagues in the Colorado food scene.