A museum spokeswoman described the deals as an investment and said the foundation intends to lease the vacant office building.
Exasperation is mounting to the constant presence of encampments and an increase in crime.
Travis Singhaus, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts but is likely to avoid prison time.
A preliminary investigation of Holy Ground Tiny Homes also found an undisclosed bank account and $860,000 in unexplained withdrawals.
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless purchased the Globeville property for $11 million last year and has requested rezoning for up to eight stories.
“Her only job in (the U.S.) was at Jewish Family Service, and she went from translator to the director of Russian resettlement, and then CEO,” said a friend.
The Denver City Council is set to vote on a rezoning for the income-restricted project, which also needs to win tax credits before it can proceed.
The Denver Police Activities League, which built its headquarters in 2010, no longer runs youth sports leagues and has no police officers on staff.
Four of the five grants will pay for construction and renovation projects. Denver Botanic Gardens is awarded largest grant of $200,000.
“Denver is one of the top locations for nonprofits in close proximity,” said one nonprofit exec. “Literally, think about a disease, Google it, and there’s a walk for it.”