2006 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5 National Association of Working WomenStrengthening women's ability to work for economic justice$12,500
Chinook FundPromoting social justice and freedom from oppression$10,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyAdvocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradoans$10,000
Colorado Children's CampaignCreating hope and opportunity for children in Colorado$10,000
Colorado Consumer Health InitiativeEnsuring barrier free access to quality health care$5,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionSeeking alternatives to mass incarceration$5,000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionBuilding coalitions, conducting researxh, organizing communities and getting out the vote$20,000
Common Cause Education FundPromoting citizen participation in democracy$5,000
Front Range Economic Strategy CenterEducating, organizing and empowering working families$9,000
GLBT Center of ColoradoProviding support and advocacy for Colorado's gay, lesbian, and transgender population$7,500
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising TrainingStrengthening grassroots fundraising skills of people working for social justice$5,000
LARASAPolicy development to benefit the Latino community$5,000
Metro Organizations for PeopleEmpowering people to strengthen and trasform their communities through community organizing$8,000
Padres UnidosWorking for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$5,000
Progressnow.orgProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions$5,000
Rights for All PeopleOrganizing with immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity and human rights$10,000

Direct Services

Boulder County Community Services DepartmentSupport for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey$5,000
Compass HouseProviding affordable counseling services to individuals and families$5,000
el Centro AmistadA multicultural alliance for immigrants serving all with equality for human rights$2,500
Growing GardensProviding environmentally sustainable gardening programs that empower people to experience a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other$2,500
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting with immigration matters for low-income members of Boulder County$3,000
Impact on EducationLeveraging community resources to improve learning$5,500
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language and cultural barriers for Latino immigrants$9,000
Project YESProviding leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service learning$7,500
Social Venture Partners BoulderAssisting nonprofit organizations in strengthening organizational capacity and sustainability$6,000
Teens, Inc.Offering recreational opportunities, youth employment and training, and support services for teens$5,000
United Black Women of Boulder ValleyProviding social, educational, spiritual and emotional support for African American families in Boulder County$3,000
Voices for ChildrenTraining CASAs who advocate for and provide service to child victims of abuse and neglect$5,000
YMCACreating a supporting environment for youth to self-determine and refuel emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually$5,000

Trustee Awards

Boulder Valley Women's HealthProviding quality health care for every woman$12,000
Catalyst AcademyFeasibility study to assess the need for a high school that serves non-traditional and high risk students in Boulder County$5,000
Center for Independent MediaOrganizing and providing journalism training to progressive bloggers in Colorado$5,000
Coalition for the Medically UnderservedProviding affordable, timely, quality health care for everyone in Colorado$5,000
Colorado Music FestivalEducates, entertains and challenges audiences of all ages by presenting classical music$2,500
DeproductionProviding media services and training to progressive organizations$8,000
Great Education Colorado FundNonpartisan,statewide, grassroots organization of public school supporters that advocates for adequate funding for K-12 education in Colorado$1,500
I Have a Dream FoundationTutoring for low-income students$5,000
KGNU Boulder Community RadioSupport for expansion to the Denver metro area$5,000
New Mexico Center for Civic PolicyContributing to public discourse on important issues in New Mexico and around the country$7,000
OUR CenterWorking to assist families with children who are residents of the St. Vrain region$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsLongmont reproductive health clinic for teens$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-ViolenceEnding violence against women, youth and children through support, advocacy and education$11,000
Women Donors NetworkMobilizing progressive women donors$31,500

Special Projects

Philanthropic Community Organizing Collaborative of ColoradoA 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.$11,500
State of ChangeAn effort to start a new online tool for connecting people to non-profits working to advance positive change at the state level.$50,000
The Bell Policy CenterA state-level, multi-issue policy center working to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradoans and to promote policies that open gateways to opportunity.$100,000