Recent Grant Recipients

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.

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.

Homeward Alliance
Homeward Alliance is a Larimer County based nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to survive, move forward, and thrive.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership of Colorado
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.

Impact on Education
Impact on Education is the foundation supporting Boulder Valley Public Schools. Their program and support focuses on improving equity by addressing economic and learning barriers that curtail success, promoting innovation in education, and fostering excellence in instruction.

Mt. Evans Hospice
Mount Evans serves the mountain community by providing compassionate and experienced care during challenging times. They provide compassionate and experienced care to individuals and families, including home health, palliative care, and hospice. In addition to medical services, they offers grief support, caregiver support, community health services and education.

Richard Lambert Foundation
Their mission is to provide care, support, and essential resources for bereaved children and adults, allowing them to create a foundation for hope, healing, and survival. Their vision is that every grieving adult, child, and family, will never suffer alone in silence and will find hope, healing, and renewed happiness.

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.

Colorado Safe Parking Initiative
CSPI’s mission is to advocate for and provide safe parking to people sheltering in their vehicles (PSV) in the Denver Metro Area (DMA). With a vision to have multiple hosted parking lots (SafeLots) in all seven DMA counties serving individuals and families sheltering in a vehicle so they can have access to a safe place to stay, operated consistently, using nationally recognized best practices, CSPI’s first SafeLot began accepting participants (guests) in March 2020.  There are now 10 operating SafeLots with 9 more in development and expected to be operational in 2022.

Thrive’s mission is to partner with willing and capable people to work toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and stability through employment by helping members overcome barriers to gaining, maintaining and advancing at work. 

River Center 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.

Community Partnerships for Child Development
The organization’s mission is to prepare disadvantaged children for success in school and in life by providing excellent comprehensive early childhood services in partnership with diverse families and the community. The grant given to Community Partnership for Child Development will support comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health and family support services for disadvantaged children and their families in Colorado Springs.

Boulder Food Rescue
Boulder Food Rescue aims to create a more just and less wasteful food system. We facilitate the sustainable redistribution of healthy food that would otherwise be wasted to low-income communities, by bicycle. We work with communities to facilitate their own food redistribution and create decentralized systems to bypass barriers to food access. Our work envisions a world in which everyone has equitable access to healthy food.

Ronald McDonald House of S. Colorado
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado’s (RMHCSC) mission is to keep families with critically ill children close to each other and provide the care and resources they need, when they need it most.

Disabled Resource Services
Disabled Resource Services empowers individuals with all types of disabilities and all ages to achieve their maximum level of independence at home and in the community through setting and achieving goals, enhancing self-esteem, accessing resources, self-advocacy, peer support, and education. 

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.

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.

Central Visitation
Central Visitation Program’s mission is to enhance relationships between children and parents of low income families by providing supervised visitation, exchanges and parenting support in the Denver metro area. In 2018 200 families were served by the program and almost all of the parents would not have been able to see their children without the services provided by the organization.

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.

Longmont Community Justice Partnership
The mission of Longmont Community Justice Program builds community through collaborative and inclusive restorative practices and gives people the opportunity to heal and create justice in their community and the world. They envision a world where people experience interconnectedness, are proactively accountable, and choose to transform conflict with justice that creates peace.

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.

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.

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.

Inn Between 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.

Advocates of Lake Count
he Advocates of Lake County provides trauma-informed services and promotes a community where individuals experiencing violence or housing insecurity may achieve personal autonomy.

CASA of Pikes Peak
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.

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
Rebuilding Together Colorado is a leading provider of repair services for homeowners in need throughout the seven-county metro area. Founded in 1999, RTMD has served hundreds of economically challenged communities and thousands of homeowners who are veterans, older adults, and people with disabilities living on minimal incomes.

Go Farm is a nonprofit organization with a mission to train and support local farmers, connect people with local agriculture, and increase equitable access to nutrient-rich food grown in Colorado.

Durango Education Foundation
The Durango Education Foundation is a community organization of dedicated volunteers and paid staff, who together cultivate life-changing academic learning opportunities for Pre-K through Grade 12 students in Durango School District 9-R, and provide resources that positively impact the educational experience of the 9-R community.

Judi’s House
The mission of Judi’s House is to support grieving children and their families through direct services, research and training initiatives. They provide comprehensive care, free of charge, to children and youth ages 3 – 25 that have experienced a significant death loss. The donation will help provide on-site grief counseling for children in 2022.

St. Benedicts Health and Healing
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.

CASA 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.

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.

Five Star Education Foundation
The Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation contributes to the improvement of the overall quality of life in our community through investments in educational services and programs to assist students of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools in achieving their full potential.

Kindred Kids Child Advocacy
Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center (CAC), is a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, education and promotes healing to children who have been sexually or physically abused and their non-offending caregivers. Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center utilizes a safe, child-focused, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment, and investigation of child abuse and neglect.

Boys and Girls Club of Fremont County
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Fremont County is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Just Living Recovery
JUST Living Recovery has created a culture of empowerment, where residents engage in governance and leadership, in a home-like safe, and healthy environment. They facilitate active recovery and recovery community engagement. Residents model pro-social behaviors and improve and enhance their relationship skills and conflict competency.

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.

Anchor Center for the Blind
Anchor Center for Blind Children provides early education and intervention services for children birth to five years old who are blind or visually impaired. Their collaborative team approach to education, therapeutic and family support services ensures lifelong success. Everyone matters in the life of a child.

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.

Harvest of Hope Pantry
Their mission is to provide healthy supplemental food to Boulder families and individuals in need of food assistance within a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Little Imagination Early Learning Center
Colorado Food Program helps the center provide nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch, and snack. In partnering with these entities they are able to provide quality childcare to Mesa County. Their mission for the program is that they want each child to be successful and ready for school as they leave Little Imaginations. They strive to support children to have independent skills, confidence, and a love for learning.

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.

We Don’t Waste, Inc
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.

Boulder Community Housing Corporation
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.

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.

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.

Colorado Friendship
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.

Funding the Future
The mission of Funding the Future is to educate students across the country on the importance of smart financial decisions, through a multimedia presentation including music, video and an inspirational message shared by a musical celebrity. Funding the Future emphasizes the importance of financial literacy at a young age.

NAMI Colorado envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. Their mission provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Pikes Peak Hospice
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care provides compassionate and expert end-of-life care to patients and their families. They lead change in the community to ensure comfort for all who face serious illness.

Audio Information Network of Colorado
AINC's mission is to provide news and information in audio format for the blind, low vision and print disabled community of Colorado. Audio services empower individuals to be self-sufficient, connected to community, and continuously learning.

Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado
The mission of Care and Share Food Bank is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to combat hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities. Their core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. They hope to end hunger in Southern Colorado. Funds donated will help provide nearly 24,000 meals to people in need in Southern Colorado.

CASA Adams Broomfield
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.

Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy
The mission of Life Stories is to provide advocacy and support for abused and neglected children by advancing coordinated investigations, prosecution and victim services. They do this through the CASA Program and the Child Advocacy Centers of  Weld County.

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
Their mission is to respond to the urgent needs of Coloradans with cancer by providing financial assistance with dignity and humanity.

Safe Docks
The Mission of Safe Dock is to offer a new respite for those abused in life to live, learn, and grow away from the old life and into a new empowering, inspiring community that supports.

Safehouse 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.

Showers for All
The Showers For All mobile trailer provides showers and laundry to those living on the streets of Denver.  Two full service bathrooms and multiple washers and dryers deliver a critical, and often forgotten, service to those struggling with homelessness and poverty.

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.

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.

Mt. Carmel Wellness
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.

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.

Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart improves health and well-being for people with life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine.

Rise Against Suicide
Rise Against Suicide is a nonprofit based in Lafayette, Colorado. Their mission is to help young people at risk of suicide by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment, helping them to find hope and healing. The organization was originally founded as Second Wind Fund of Boulder County in 2009; however its name was changed in 2020 to better reflect what our organization does and strives toward every day.

Imagination Videobooks
Their mission is to reinforce children’s core values, such as kindness and empowerment, through the creative forces of children’s book authors, illustrators, publishers, and narrators.

Mt. Evans Hospice
Mount Evans serves the mountain community by providing compassionate and experienced care during challenging times. They provide compassionate and experienced care to individuals and families, including home health, palliative care, and hospice. In addition to medical services, they offer grief support, caregiver support, community health services and education.

Heart and Hand
Their mission is empowering all young people to realize their potential. Through intentionally cultivated relationships, Heart & Hand Center is able to ensure that both children and their families experience a loving community and overcome barriers.

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.

Senior Services
Senior Support Services is Denver's only day shelter exclusively for people 60 years of age and older.  They strive to make each day better and safer for their members by providing a welcoming environment and a variety of critical services.​ ​They welcome new members and community volunteers to stop by and say hello!