Recent Grant Recipients

Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments. They empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities. The donation was designated for specialized exercise equipment to help improve the overall cardiovascular, neuromuscular and emotional well-being for over 497 students the school serves.

Family Tree
The mission of the Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant. The organization serves the seven county Denver-metro area. The funds donated were designated to help provide safe shelter and related services for over 37,000 residents in Denver.

Earth Links
The mission of Earth Links is to cultivate transformation and self-worth with people experiencing homelessness and poverty. By creating opportunities through Earth-centered programs, individuals step out of isolation and into community – restoring each other and the planet. The grant was designated to help support the Earth Link Workshop helping participants work toward obtaining or maintaining stable housing.

Urban Peak Denver
Urban Peak Denver’s mission is to help youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk for becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults. Donated funds benefited the more than 2,300 homeless youth served by the organization.

Families First
Families First exists to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing resources that empower parents, nurture children and strengthen families. They are the leader in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment in Colorado. The grant was designated for support of the family services that impact over 12,000 Colorado parents and children each year.

Pueblo Community College Foundation
The Pueblo Community College Foundation’s mission is to provide funding to the college and its students through Foundation approved fund raising activities. The grant made to the organization was designated for scholarships.

Project Angel Heart
The mission of Project Angel Heart is to deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness. The donation to this group will help carry out their goal of preparing and delivering 530,000 meals to 2,300 critically-ill Coloradans in 2014.

Front Range Community College Foundation
The Front Range Community College Foundation is committed to transforming lives by inspiring others to invest in the success of the college. The grant made to the organization was designated for scholarships for students in the Scholar Success Program.

Pueblo School District #70
Their mission is to provide a solid education for all children in the community with a focus on teaching the necessary 21st century skills of communication, collaboration and cooperation, utilizing technology and proven educational strategies. The funds donated to this group were designated for basic classroom supplies that enhance the learning environment and make learning fun for children.

Aims Community College Foundation
The ACC Foundation mission is to endorse and support the mission of Aims Community College through the responsible and ethical solicitation, stewardship and investment of funds. The grant made to their foundation was designated for the annual Credit Union of Colorado scholarship.

Child Advocates – Denver CASA
The mission of Denver CASA is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Denver Juvenile Court through the services of specially selected and trained community volunteers from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The donation to this organization went toward recruiting, training and supervising specially trained CASA volunteers.

Boulder Emergency Squad
Their mission is to deliver safe, high-quality, and timely emergency services to the people of Boulder County by: enhancing the well-being of the members, conducting priority training that improves their skills and capabilities and by establishing agency relationships that promote an optimized response protocol. The grant made to this organization was directed toward the purchase of additional dive gear for water rescues. 

Colorado FriendShip
Colorado FriendShip’s mission is to reduce suffering and save lives by providing emergency food and clothing in Boulder County and disaster relief throughout Colorado. The funds donated to this group were directed to their IncrEdibles program which provides food bags to low-income kids on Fridays so they have food for the weekend.

Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation
The organization’s mission is to be the open door for those in the community who are as passionately committed to the Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center’s vision as they are. The grant made to this group was directed to the Lend a Hand Fund which provides financial support to underserved patients.

Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region
Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The grant was designated for the Youth Development Programs which supports numerous programs for kids ages 5 through 18. 

Bridge House
Bridge House’s mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and working poor individuals in Boulder and provide resources which lead to employment, housing, personal stability and healing.

SEVA Community
Their mission is to provide literacy and enrichment events to very young parents of children 0-5 years old, who may not otherwise be providing these experiences to their children. Their goal is to increase the literacy school readiness in the children, and to mentor the parents to increase their parenting skills and involvement with reading activities in their homes. The grant made to this group was designated to purchase items used for the Summer Brain Camp and other events.

A Caring Pregnancy Center
The organization’s mission is to build strong women, strong families and a healthy community. In 2011 nearly 45% of all babies born in Pueblo County were born to girls 15-19 years old. Unplanned pregnancies almost always lead to some level of poverty for mother and child. Their goal is to reduce poverty through education while providing assistance on a weekly basis for ongoing participants. 

Colorado Correctional Employees Scholarship Fund
The mission and purpose of this organization is to support the educational needs of dependents under the age of 25 for: Any full-time employees of the CDOC who died while in active service; died after retiring with 20 plus years of service; or who died while on active duty in the U.S. military. 

Red Rocks Community College Foundation
Their mission is to support Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. The grant made to this organization was designated for the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarship at the college.

Domestic Violence Initiative
The mission of the Domestic Violence Initiative is dedicated to the survival and safety of Colorado’s women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking. Through comprehensive case management, client advocacy and collaborative community outreach. They provide crime victims with tools for self-sufficiency that supports safe and fulfilling lives free of violence and abuse. 

Karis Community
The Karis Community’s mission is to provide transitional, community-living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness. The grant made to this group provided general program support.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA’s mission is to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.  The grant made to MDA was designated for children and adult clinic visits for individuals who do not have health coverage.

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.
The mission of Brothers Redevelopment is to provide safe, affordable, accessible housing and housing services for the low-income, elderly and disabled of Colorado. Funds donated to this organization were designated for the Home Maintenance and Repair program to improve safety and mobility for low-income disabled clients. 

Boulder Housing Partners Foundation
Their mission is to help Boulder Housing Partners residents pursue successful, productive and dignified lives by mobilizing resources for supportive, life-enriching, and community building services. The grant made to the group will support the self-sufficiency services provided to families living in public housing.

CASA of the 7th Judicial District
The Court Appointed Special Advocates’ mission is to help break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and to advocate for safe, permanent, nurturing homes for children, utilizing highly trained and dedicated volunteers. Funds granted to the organization will support this program in the counties of Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, and Hindsdale. The district spans more than 10,000 square miles and has a population of approximately 100,000.

Education Foundation for the Colorado National Guard
The organization’s mission is to provide grants to men and women of the Colorado National Guard and their dependents between the ages of 17 and 24 tuition assistance enabling them to begin or continue their education. The foundation is the only Colorado organization whose goals are exclusively focused on providing financial assistance to Colorado National Guard families. 

SafeHouse Denver
SafeHouse Denver’s mission is to assist adults, children and youth in reclaiming their right to life free from domestic violence. The organization primarily serves residents of Denver County and the surrounding counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson. Funds donated to the group were designated for the emergency shelter program for women and children domestic violence survivors.

Boys and Girls Club of Fremont County
The mission of the organization is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They provide site-based after-school programs and services within five core program areas to make a positive impact on academic success; good character and leadership; and healthy lifestyles. The donation to the group was used to expand core program offerings to youth.

Reading Partners
Their mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Funds donated to the organization were used to recruit over 900 community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring for 660 students at low-income schools who are reading below grade-level proficiency.

Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges
Their mission is to support the Colorado Community College System’s goals by investing in student success, teaching excellence and workforce development. This grant will fund three full-time scholarships and four part-time scholarships at one of the 13 accredited colleges in the Colorado Community College System.

CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
The mission of the organization is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes. Funds donated to the group were used to recruit, train and supervise local community citizens to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Mount Evans Hospice
The organization provides health, hospice and supportive services to poor and elderly citizens in the rural foothills of Colorado. The donation made to the group was directed toward rehabilitation, recuperation or end-of-life issues for approximately 200 patients.

Colorado UpLift
Colorado Uplift’s mission is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. This grant was designated toward providing resources, food and mentoring services for at-risk youth in Denver’s inner city. Their services keep students off the streets during the hours they are not in school, putting them in the care of teacher/mentors who will keep them in healthy activities.

Family Tree
Their mission is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant. Funds donated to the group went toward helping approximately 34,000 Denver Metro Families gain self-sufficiency in 2014.

Emergency Family Assistance Association
The organization helps those in the Boulder and Broomfield Counties whose immediate need for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency. Donations were directed toward rent, utilities and other critical basic needs to prevent homelessness. 

Saint Benedict Health and Healing Ministry
The Saint Benedict Health and Healing Ministry is an oasis of care, offering an environment of hospitality as we respond to the real human need for physical, emotional and spiritual health and healing. They provide ten free medical clinics each month to homeless and under/uninsured individuals and families. Donations help fund the free medical clinics.

H.O.P.E (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement)
Their mission is to provide life-sustaining support and encouragement to the homeless in Longmont and be their ambassador to the greater community. Funds donated to the organization were designated for emergency shelter, food, coats, hats and gloves for approximately 1,000 individuals in 2014. 

Inter-Faith Community Services
This group is the largest, non-sectarian, social-services organization in western Arapahoe and northern Douglas Counties. They provide basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources. Inter-Faith fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client. Grant funds were used for homeless and hunger prevention for disadvantaged families.

Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Denver
They provide a home away from home for families of children being treated at area hospitals and supports community programs that serve the needs of children. Donations were used to support the cost of housing families who can’t afford their stay at the Ronald McDonald House.