Patrick Horvath is an attorney by training and worked for almost 13 years as the associate director of a civil legal services program in New York City that provided legal assistance to single homeless adults. The family moved to Denver, Colo., in 2000, and for the past 21 years he has had a variety of positions at The Denver Foundation, the main community foundation for the region. He directed the foundation's Strengthening Neighborhoods Program, a grassroots community development program, and since 2012 directed the foundation's Economic Opportunity program area. He also served in various leadership roles, before leaving the foundation at the end of 2020. Mr. Horvath is an active board member of CEDS Finance, a community development financial institution; as well as the Center for Community Wealth Building, which builds the economic strength of disinvested communities; and Grassroots Grantmakers, a national organization that connects community leaders and grantmakers to drive community-led change.