2004 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

Chinook Fund An alternative community foundation established in 1987 to provide grants and technical assistance to Colorado grassroots organizations working for progressive social change.$5,000
Colorado Children's Campaign Established in 1985, CCC champions the full development of every child by researching and providing data on child health and well-being, and stimulating public debate on important children's issues.$10,000
Colorado Fiscal Policy Center Research and advocacy to benefit Colorado's poor and working poor.$10,000
Colorado Progressive Coalition Colorado's largest progressive membership organization and a leading voice for civil rights, racial justice, corporate accountability, tax fairness, and high quality education for all Coloradoans.$15,000
Common Cause Education Fund A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization to encourage citizen action, and promote open, honest and accountable government.$15,000
Council for Excellence in Government National in scope, the Council works to improve the performance of government at all levels; and helps to create stronger public sector leadership and management, driven by innovation and focused on results; and increased citizen confidence and participation in government, through better understanding of government and its role.$10,000
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training GIFT develops and strengthens the grassroots fundraising skills of people working for social justice.$5,000
KGNU Boulder Community Radio Boulder County's independent community radio station, dedicated to reflecting the diversity of the local and world community, and to providing a channel for individuals, groups, issues.$10,000
LARASA Leads and influences change to improve the quality of life for the Latino community in Colorado.$5,000
One Nation Enlightened Founded by youth and young adults in communities of color to build direct-action, grassroots organizing group and to train leaders and organizers in traditionally overlooked communities.$5,000
ProgressNow A non-profit formed to provide a 'fair and balanced' response to the radical right-wing interests that dominate our region's politics and media.$10,000
Rights for All People A grassroots immigrant rights group that organizes immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights for immigrants in Denver and throughout Colorado.$10,000
The Center The Center is a focal point and catalyst for community organizing, support services, social activities, and cultural events for the LGBTQ community in Denver and throughout Colorado.$10,000
Women's Foundation of Colorado Founded on the belief that women's success is essential to the success of the community, the Foundation promotes the full participation of women and girls in society.$10,000

Direct Services

Attention HomesProvides safe shelter and support services to youth in Boulder County.$10,000
Blue Sky BridgeEases the emotional trauma children experience during the investigation and prosecution process of a child abuse case.$8,000
El Centro AmistadA nonprofit organization committed to making structural, social and political changes to benefit immigrants by providing information and legal assistance.$10,000
Impact on EducationA nonprofit organization focused on leveraging community resources to impact student learning, create opportunities, and increase support for public education in the Boulder Valley School District.$10,000
INVST Community StudiesA non-partisan model to educate young people about the democratic process as a tool for positive social change, and to empower students to be responsible citizens and advocates for their generation.$2,500
Kid ConnectsA program that uses therapeutic interaction with horses to transform the mental health and life skills of adolescents, adults and families.$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Longmont Teen ClinicProvides reproductive healthcare for teens in Longmont.$5,000
Project YESProvides leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service learning.$5,000
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyThrough community education and direct services, LCWC empowers women and children, promotes equality and respect in all relationships, and advocates for the fundamental right of every individual to a life free of violence.$5,000
The Inn BetweenProvides safe, transitional housing with case management and supportive services that will promote stability and increased levels of self-sufficiency.$5,000
Volunteer ConnectionProvides coordination to match community volunteers with volunteer opportunities, and supports organizations seeking to engage volunteers.$3,000
YWCA of Boulder CountyServes women and their families through programs designed to protect children, empower women and girls, and eliminate racism.$5,000

Trustee Awards

Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterSupports reproductive freedom and provides a full range of community education and gynecological health care services for every woman without respect to differences in income, race, disability, ethnicity, creed, age, and sexual orientation.$2,500
City of Denver, Office of Strategic and Philanthropic PartnershipsServes as the primary liaison between the City and the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.$2,500
Coalition for the Medically UnderservedA membership organization working towards access to affordable, timely, quality health care for everyone in Colorado.$10,000
Colorado Consumer Health InitiativeA unified, statewide organization of consumers and consumer advocates whose goal is adequate and affordable health care for everyone.$15,000
I Have a Dream FoundationPromotes self-sufficiency and educational success for low-income children by providing a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring, social & academic enrichment, and guarantied scholarships for higher education.$2,500
Lundy FoundationA private foundation that supports the building of collaborative leadership and the strengthening of organizational capacity in nonprofits seeking to meet the social challenges of our changing world.$2,500
MESA - Moving to End Sexual AssaultWorks to end sexual assault by focusing on its causes and consequences and by providing an emergency hotline, counseling services, advocacy and information.$5,000
OUR CenterProvides basic needs services for low-income residents in the St. Vrain Valley.$5,000
People's ClinicProvides high quality, accessible health care for the medically underserved in Boulder County.$2,500
Political Research AssociatesAn independent, national research center which monitors and analyzes the organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right.$7,500
Social Venture Partners BoulderAn innovative way for community-minded individuals and business professionals to contribute actively to positive social change in Boulder County by investing expertise, time, and money through pooled resources and a venture capital approach to nonprofit organizations.$5,000
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolOffers a legal education enhanced through cross-disciplinary studies.$5,000
Women Donors NetworkProvides the tools and relationships women need to be activist donors working together for progressive change.$12,000

Special Projects

Bell Policy CenterA progressive public policy Institute dedicated to expanding opportunity and promoting effective government for all Coloradoans.$100,000
State of ChangeAn online resource that will connect people to non-profits working to advance positive change at the state level$25,000