2005 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

Chinook FundSupport for Chinook’s Social Justice Awareness Project$10,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyJustice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$15,000
Colorado Children's CampaignOperating funds for a child advocacy organization$10,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionOperating funds to support criminal justice reform efforts$7,500
Colorado Progressive CoalitionColorado'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 FundA nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization to encourage citizen action, and promote open, honest and accountable government.$5,000
Funders' Collaborative on Youth OrganizingSouthwest Paper Series towards bringing about a just and equitable society in which young people are recognized as valued members, decision-makers and leaders in constructing their own lives and communities.$2,500
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising TrainingGIFT develops and strengthens the grassroots fundraising skills of people working for social justice.$5,000
KGNU Boulder Community RadioBoulder 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
LARASALeads and influences change to improve the quality of life for the Latino community in Colorado.$5,000
One Nation EnlightenedFounded 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
Padres UnidosMulti-issue organization working for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$5,000
ProgressNowA 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 PeopleA 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 CenterThe 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.$7,500

Direct Services

Attention HomesProvides safe shelter and support services to youth in Boulder County.$5,000
Boulder County Community Services DepartmentSupport for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey$5,000
El Centro Humanitario Para Los TrabajadoresOperating support for an immmigrant day laborer organization to launch the Workers Legal Empowerment Project$5,000
El ComiteSupport for human services and advocacy for the Latino community of Longmont$5,000
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and FamiliesGCYF serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders concerned with children, youth, and families.$2,500
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.$7,500
Project YESProvides leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service learning.$5,000
Voices for ChildrenProvides coordination to match community volunteers with volunteer opportunities, and supports organizations seeking to engage volunteers.$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.$5,000
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.$5,000
Colorado Consumer Health InitiativeA unified, statewide organization of consumers and consumer advocates whose goal is adequate and affordable health care for everyone.$10,000
Colorado Music FestivalCMF educates, entertains and challenges audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder.$2,500
Early Care and Education Council of Boulder CountySupport for a staff position for the Early Child and Education Sustainability Initiative$5,000
Economic Policy InstituteWorking to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy$10,000
I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder CountyPromotes 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.$5,000
Imagine! FoundationFunds for a debt repayment campaign serving Imagine! clients in Boulder & Broomfield counties$5,000
Media MattersWorking to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media$10,000
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.$3,500
National Network of GrantmakersNNG is an organization of individuals working within organized philanthropy to increase financial and other resources to groups committed to social and economic justice.$2,500
OUR CenterProvides basic needs services for low-income residents in the St. Vrain Valley.$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Longmont Teen ClinicProvides reproductive healthcare for teens in Longmont.$8,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceA human rights rganization committed to ending violence against women, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organizing.$3,500
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
Volunteer ConnectionProvides coordination to match community volunteers with volunteer opportunities, and supports organizations seeking to engage volunteers.$3,000
White House ProjectWorking to enable progressive women to enter the American political pipeline$10,000
Women Donors NetworkProvides the tools and relationships women need to be activist donors working together for progressive change.$12,500

Special Projects

Bell Policy Center A progressive public policy Institute dedicated to expanding opportunity and promoting effective government for all Coloradoans.$100,000
Philanthropic Community Organizing Collaborative of Colorado A joint project of the Ford Foundation and 11 Colorado funders to expand philanthropic support for community organizing and to foster collaboration among community organizing groups working for social justice$12,500
Southwest Action A regional support center that will provide resources and coordination to its state-level policy institutes, organizing and advocacy affiliates in the Southwestern States$25,000
State of Change An online resource that will connect people to non-profits working to advance positive change at the state level$50,000