Recent Grant Recipients

 

Worklife Partnership

Their mission is to build prosperity for individuals, businesses, families and communities by unleashing the potential of frontline workers through collaboration with their employers and other resources. The vision of Worklife is that prosperity is possible for everyone through work.

 

Youthentity

The organization’s mission is to empower youth to succeed at life through education and career readiness. They serve elementary, middle and high school students with financial literacy programs primarily on the western slope.

 

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley

Safe Shelter provides safety, support and resources to individuals and communities affected by domestic abuse. They expect to provide services to over 3,000 individuals in 2019 including face-to-face services, crisis calls and shelter.

 

Western Slope Veterans Coalition

The Western Slope Veterans Coalition strives to ensure every veteran and family living in the Roaring Fork and Eagle Valleys have the support and resources they need to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling and productive life.

 

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 medically-tailored meals to over 3,000 critically-ill Coloradans in 2019

 

Rocky Mountain Cares

Their mission is to be on the forefront of HIV prevention, care and treatment. They are dedicated to providing quality medical, dental, mental health and social services for all people with HIV.

 

Naropa Community Counseling

They offer quality and affordable mental health services to Boulder/Front Range residents (sliding scale and covered by Medicaid). Supervised student intern clinicians offer services as they prepare for professional counseling careers.

 

 

Spirit Crossing Clubhouse

Their mission is to support adults with mental health disorders as they pursue their personal, social, financial and vocational goals. The majority of the individuals they serve live at or below the poverty level and with social isolation being common in people with mental health disorders, supporting these members plays a  major role in improving the quality of life in the Larimer County community.

 

Special Kids Special Families

The organization helps strengthen the family unit with children with disabilities through support services such as respite care, life skills training and home based services. They strive to increase the self-sufficiency of parents who are caring for family members with disabling conditions and reduce multiple placement moves for children in foster care.

 

Earthlinks

The mission of EarthLinks 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 EarthLink Workshop helping participants work toward obtaining or maintaining stable housing.

 

Domestic Violence Initiative

This organization plays a pivotal role in filling the gap in services for survivors of abuse with disabilities. Through direct service and the outreach program, they strive to create social change by working with individuals and the community in order to eradicate abuse committed against people with disabilities.

 

One Nation Walking Together

Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Native Americans in Colorado. The funds granted to this organization were directed toward family stability and emergency services to provide daily living and basic needs support for native families.

 

Community Services of Broomfield

The mission of the organization is to meet basic human needs by providing their neighbors with hope and tools to rise out of poverty in the City and County of Broomfield.

 

School District 12 Education Foundation

The organization’s mission is the improvement of the overall quality of life in their community through investments in educational services and programs to assist Adams 12 students in achieving their full potential.

 

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Their mission is to collaborate with community partners providing best practices in transition and wellness services for Veterans, Military and their families by delivering expertise, resources, space and sustainability. They do this without discrimination for any reason as no military member past or current is turned down for service due to discharge, duty or deployment status, age, race, etc…They serve men, women and children in southern Colorado of all backgrounds and ethnicities regardless of insurance coverage. Mt. Carmel is unique in the community as they fill the service gaps left for service men and women and their families without restriction.

 

Food for Thought

Food for Thought’s mission is to eliminate weekend hunger for children in the Denver area by providing food Power Sacks, because they believe that no child should go hungry. The goal is to alleviate weekend food insecurity among 8,800 students whose families are low income.

 

Hide in Plain Sight

Hide in Plain Sight’s mission is to raise awareness and funding for students in the areas of education, food and shelter who are at risk due to domestic, health or economic conditions beyond their control. Funds donated to the organization went toward providing emergency financial assistance to homeless students and their families in Douglas County school district.

 

River Center of New Castle

The mission of River Center New Castle is to identify and address unmet community needs with compassionate volunteerism in Garfield County. They provide assistance to low-income families and strive to help those families become self-sufficient. They help with rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medical, food and clothing.

 

Dream Centers of Colorado Springs

The Dream Center’s mission is to provide health and hope to people who are working to rebuild their dreams. Funds donated to the organization were directed toward closing the gap in healthcare for low-income and uninured women.

 

Denver Asset Building Coalition

The organization’s mission is to provide free tax preparation, financial education and other services to help low-income and underserved people become economically stable. The values and vision they have is rooted in collaboration and in building lasting solutions that break the cycle of poverty in their community.

 

Street's Hope

Street’s Hope provides holistic restorative services to women escaping sex trafficking and the commercial sex industry and nurtures the resilience needed to heal, transform and thrive. Donated funds were directed toward intensive residential treatment and trauma therapy.

 

The Inn Between of Longmont

Their mission is to provide supportive housing and promote stability to diverse homeless families and individuals by utilizing community resources, advocacy and life skills training.

 

The Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center

Their mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families living with MS and related neurological diseases through care, support, education and research in the Rocky Mountain Region.

 

Boulder Community Housing Corp.

The mission of the Boulder Community Housing Corporation is to foster the availability of quality, affordable housing and related services for the residents of Boulder County primarily lower-income families, seniors and disabled individuals. They strive to accomplish this mission through: community collaboration, effective services and programs, professional organization, efficient resource management, and the expansion of funding sources. The donation to this group was directed toward the Family Self Sufficiency Program offering families training and education aimed at leading to better paying jobs.

 

Northern Colorado Medical Center Foundation

The medical center foundation promotes philanthropy to enhance and ensure the health and well-being of the people in their region. Funds donated to the organization went to support their hospitality house which offers affordable overnight accommodations for families visiting their hospitalized loved ones.

 

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Pikes Peak Region’s mission is to provide a volunteer’s voice in court for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic conflict and to promote community awareness of these issues to ensure safe and permanent homes.

 

Remerg

The mission of Remerg is to reduce recidivism, one resource at a time. Their mission is a world in which people released from incarceration don’t go back. They connect people with the information and resources they need to foster self-sufficiency, they provide connections to helpful programs and necessary resources and ultimately hope to reduce recidivism.

 

A Little Help

A Little Help’s mission is to connect neighbors to help older adults thrive. They empower elders to age safely in their homes by providing services such as door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and social events.

 

Easterseals Colorado

The organization’s mission is to partner with individuals, families and the community to reduce the impact of disability and health challenges. Over the years, Easterseals Colorado’s vision has evolved and expanded to include people across all ages and disability spectrums. They help individuals learn how to walk again, gain employment and gain greater independence for everyday living.

 

 

 

Mount Saint Vincent Home

Mount Saint Vincent strengthens the abilities of families and children to emotionally and socially participate in the community, making life better for generations to come. Committed to providing compassionate care, they strive to produce positive changes. They serve a high-need client population, as the majority of children have survived or experienced severe physical and sexual abuse, neglect, trauma and serious mental illness.

 

We Don’t Waste

This organization was created to address two contradictory observations: 1) Tons of food was going to waste every day in the Denver metro area — excess food just thrown away by restaurants, caterers, sporting venues, events, and yet 2) Thousands of Denver residents were going to bed hungry every night while the food sat in landfills and contributed to environmental waste problems. Today, they partner with over 85 food providers and over 75 non-profit organizations and have a fleet of three refrigerated trucks to accommodate the growing need for their services. In 2018 they collected and redistributed over 30 million servings of food to nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry.

 

The Matthews House

Their mission is to empower youth and families in transition by providing the resources and relationships necessary for them to take control of their lives and shape positive futures for themselves, while becoming successful contributors to their community. Our grant was designated to help low-income families overcome the barrier of childcare while furthering education to increase economic stability.

 

9 Health Fair

The 9 Health Fair advances health awareness, providing people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health. Through their community health fair model staffed by volunteers, 9 Health serves everyone no matter their ability to pay.

 

Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc.

The organization’s mission is to provide stable, safe, affordable housing and to create supportive opportunities and services for their residents to enhance their individual growth in Colorado Springs.

 

Boulder County Aids Project

The mission of the Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) is to provide support, advocacy and education to those in our community who are living with or affected by HIV, and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent the further transmission of HIV. Until there is a cure, BCAP works to improve the lives of people living with HIV, minimize transmission, and end stigma.

Westminster Public Schools Foundation

Their mission is to create partnerships and programs to improve students’ achievements, encourage life-long learning, and build opportunities for a bright future for the students of Westminster Public Schools.

 

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels

The organization’s mission is to provide daily nutritious meals and related support services to members of their community in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own homes. They serve the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and Erie.

 

Rocky Mountain Communities

At Rocky Mountain Communities, they know the combination of safe, affordable housing and resident-driven programs and resources is key to the advancement and lifelong success of their residents. They focus on three program areas: youth, seniors, and community and families. The goal of these programs is to expand their residents’ educational opportunities, increase economic security, provide access to health and wellness resources, and build a sense of community.

 

Art from Ashes

This is a Colorado nonprofit that uses a nationally-recognized, award-winning curriculum to encourage creative empowerment through artistic expression for struggling youth age 9 to 24. Young people in challenging circumstances learn the power of their own creativity to reframe negative perceptions and determine a successful future. Their programs allow marginalized youth to tell their stories through poetry and spoken word (Phoenix Rising) and visual and tactile art (Drawing on Air). All of their programs provide a safe, non-judgmental space with caring adults and community artists for youth to share their dreams, hopes, fears and pain, as well as the opportunity to connect with their community, and transform their stories from trauma to self-empowerment.

 

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

The organization’s mission is to inform social change that eliminates human exploitation. They are committed to authenticity and transparency and apply the highest ethical standards in every action they take. They focus on research driven insight, lived experience, interdisciplinary response and social justice.

 

Hope Communities

We strengthen communities and provide pathways to economic and personal opportunity through affordable housing, educational programs and support services.

 

Mountain States Children's Home

They provide services to wounded children to meet their physical needs, heal their emotional hurts, challenge their minds and teach them moral principles in order to reach the goals of reuniting them with their families or preparing them for independence. This is accomplished using a family model of care, strengthened by professional counselors and teachers.

 

Bayaud Enterprises

The mission of the organization is to create hope, opportunity and choice, with work as the means through which people with disabilities and other barriers to employment can more fully participate in the mainstream of life. The funds donated to the group were directed toward purchasing basic items for participants to help them prepare for and obtain employment.

 

Mile High Ministries

Mile High Ministries was formed in 1988 as a collaborative effort between a group of churches working across denominational and cultural lines. They began their journey as a small group of mostly suburban folks with a heart for the poor. Over the years they’ve become urban people and an urban movement, deeply connected to their neighborhoods in the heart of the city. While their focus is Denver, they’re helping communities across the metro area see and connect with the growing numbers of poor and marginalized people within their own neighborhoods, while building connections between leaders throughout the urbanizing world.

 

Immigrant Pathways Colorado

Immigrant Pathways Colorado was founded in 2009 to support self-development activities and the integration of immigrants and refugees into the Denver Metro area. Their vision is to create a community in which immigrants feel they are welcome, belong and can contribute.

 

The Blue Bench

Their mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones, and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care. Their program goal is to minimize the impact of sexual assault on 3,250 Colorado victims and the community through the 24-hour hotline, hospital response, case management, and individual and group therapy.

 

Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

They advocate for children and youth, drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability can thrive.

 

United Way of Weld County

They bring individuals, businesses, foundations, and public and private organizations together to achieve lasting positive change within their community. Their mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of their community; they fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Weld County. 

 

Second Wind Fund

Their mission is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment. Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. We match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, they pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of their specialized network providers. Their unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.

 

 

Meals on Wheels Fort Collins

The organization was established to provide home-delivered meal services to homebound persons in need in the Fort Collins area. Poudre Valley Hospital’s dietary staff has been planning and preparing their meals for over 40 years, ensuring optimum nutrition for their clients. The group operates on the Meals on Wheels program design that was first brought to America in the 1950’s. The group served approximately 50,000 meals in 2019. Funds donated will go toward feeding those meals.

 

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 24,000 Denver Metro Families gain self-sufficiency in 2019.

 

Child Advocates of Denver

Denver CASA’s mission is to advocate for the best interests of every child who has experienced abuse and neglect in Denver Juvenile Court through the services of specially selected and trained community volunteers from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

 

Project 1.27

The mission of Project 1.27 is to inspire, recruit and resource churches and families to foster and adopt the kids in their own backyard. They serve youth from birth to 18 who have been abused and are in foster care.

 

Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community

The Mt. Carmel Community Center is a multifaceted campus housing a number of activities and events that are central to the Mt. Carmel mission to provide wellness and community partnerships that attract business, cultural and social opportunities. They’re a nonprofit southern Colorado resource that provides wellness programming and event space to foster the health and wellbeing of the Trinidad community.

 

Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

Their mission is to support the mission of the Colorado Community College System by creating strategic partnerships, developing resources, and advocating for the value of a community college education. Funds donated were designated for three full-time and four part-time community college scholarships.

 

Florence Senior Community Center

The Florence Senior Community Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of eastern Fremont County by providing nutritious meals three times each week, including Meals-on-Wheels, and a safe familiar gathering place for social, charitable, cultural, educational and health related activities.

 

 

 

 

Sister Carmen Community Center

The Sister Carmen Community Center provides assistance to the residents of East Boulder County who are in need, without discrimination. They support parents and children by providing resources, tools and opportunities to help them gain the skills and knowledge to build healthy, nurturing homes.

 

Front Range Community College Foundation

The Front Range Community College Foundation’s mission is to transform lives by inspiring others to invest in the success of the college. Our donation was directed toward the Scholar Success Program which supports the academic, workforce development and personal challenges of the scholarship recipients.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Metro Denver

The organization is composed of women and men who seek their personal holiness through works of charity. In this way, the Society differs from charitable associations or agencies whose principal objective is not the principal advancement of their members but the doing of good for someone else. The grant made to the non-profit was directed toward providing financial assistance to individuals for rent and mortgage after they experience a temporary setback in their life.

 

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

The mission of the Red Rocks Community College Foundation is to support the college in its commitment to students, learning and excellence. The grant will fund the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation scholarship at Red Rocks Community College for a student during the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Safe House Denver

Safe House 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.

 

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.

 

Canon City Golden Age Council

The Canon City Golden Age Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for their community members over the age of 50. Funds donated to the group were directed toward the transit service program helping underserved and disabled seniors with door-to-door transportation for doctor appointments, shopping trips and other important activities.

 

 

Colorado Friend Ship

Colorado Friend Ship’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.

 

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership

The organization’s mission is to inspire and develop their global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Their organizational values are volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity and community partnership. They provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.

 

BASE Camp

Supporting BASE Camp provides supplies, tuition assistance for low-income families and more for their before and after school care programs for elementary students. It also enables parents to go to work to provide for their families, ultimately supporting a thriving local economy in Fort Collins.

 

Help and Hope Center

Their mission is to try to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and/or at risk of becoming homeless, to help them work through troublesome times with dignity. They address immediate needs by consistently providing counseling, food and other necessities for homeless, low income and the working poor in their community.

 

A Little Help

A Little Help’s mission is to connect neighbors to help older adults thrive. They empower elders to age safely in their homes by providing services such as door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and social events.

 

Food For Thought

Food for Thought’s mission is to eliminate weekend hunger for children in the Denver area by providing food Power Sacks, because they believe that no child should go hungry. The goal is to alleviate weekend food insecurity among 8,800 students whose families are low income.

 

Colorado Springs Food Rescue

The mission of this organization is to cultivate a healthy, equitable food system in the greater Colorado Springs community. They serve over 15,000 individuals throughout the Colorado Springs community annually.

 

Action Center

The organization’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to provide pathways to self-sufficiency. They provide services to over 25,000 low-income and homeless individuals with a variety of services that address immediate crisis situations in Jefferson and Denver Counties. This is achieved with Intervention Services (food, shelter, and clothing), Prevention Services (financial assistance and holiday and school supply distributions) and Connection Assistance (interactive referrals to community partners).

 

Weld County Food Bank

They work to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. They recognize the need for emergency and supplemental food programs and of other non-profit organizations that meet the critical needs of low-income families. When they provide their services they strive to do so with compassion and respect for the dignity of the people seeking food assistance. Last year they provided over 13.6 million pounds of food to the hungry in Weld County.

 

Food Bank of Larimer County

At the Food Bank for Larimer County, they believe no one should be hungry. Their dream is to deliver health, hope and humanity to stabilize the lives of our clients and build a vibrant community. Each year, they provide food to an estimated 37,500 people in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.

 

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.

 

The Place

They’re dedicated to helping youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults. Donated funds were directed toward shelter, health and education for more than 550 homeless youth in El Paso and Teller counties.

 

CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties

Their mission is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASA’s, to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes. The grant made to CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties went toward supporting recruitment, training and supervision of CASA volunteers and advocates.

 

Canine Partners

Canine Partners enable Coloradans with disabilities to lead more independent and gratifying lives through training and partnering them with highly skilled service dogs.

 

 

 

Aurora-Arapahoe Battered Women's Shelter

They offer counseling, residential care and court advocacy services for domestic violence victims in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Their mission is to prevent and eliminate partner violence and to empower people for social transformation. They receive more than 9,000 crisis calls a year, provide 10,000+ nights of residential care for families and their pets. And they assist with 2,000+ court advocacy cases for domestic violence victims.

 

Karis Community

The mission of Karis Community is to provide a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness. Our grant will help with the empowerment program which helps the Karis Community members with integration into mainstream life.

 

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.

 

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Cultivate

They help seniors flourish through active engagement with their community. The organization envisions a world in which all seniors and their loved ones enjoy more quality time and peace of mind through the active support of their community.

 

Tri-Lakes Cares

They are a community-based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs in El Paso County.

 

Reach Out Colorado

Their mission is to connect individuals in need with the appropriate services. Their mission statement is: “Working together to help each other.” Inherent in that statement is the fact that no one has all the answers and it is through working together that solutions are achieved.

 

Boulder Community Housing

The mission of the Boulder Community Housing Corporation is to foster the availability of quality, affordable housing and related services for the residents of Boulder County primarily lower-income families, seniors and disabled individuals. They strive to accomplish this mission through: community collaboration, effective services and programs, professional organization, efficient resource management, and the expansion of funding sources. The donation to this group was directed toward the Family Self Sufficiency Program offering families training and education aimed at leading to better paying jobs.

Community Food Share

Community Food Share’s mission is to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through engagement, collaboration, and leadership. Their vision is a hunger-free community.

 

St. Benedicts Health and Healing Ministry

The organization’s mission is to be 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 13 free medical clinics each month to homeless and under/uninsured individuals and families. Our donation went toward funding and supporting these free medical clinics in Boulder County.

 

Community Educational Outreach

They are devoted to providing educational resources that target low-income adults who may be at risk of being institutionalized. They reach out to local community correction, drug rehabilitation, and community-based facilities in an effort to help clients remain productive members of society.

 

Growing Home

Their mission is to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future. Growing Home envisions its community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.