2007 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5 Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening women's ability to work for economic justice$20,000
9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterImproving the workplace for women and strengthening the ability of low-wage/low-income women in Colorado to win economic justice$5,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyAdvocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$15,000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionBuilding coalitions, conducting research, organizing communities and getting out the vote$25,000
Common Cause Education FundPromoting citizen participation in democracy$5,000
El Centro Humanitario Para los TrabajadorPrpmoting the rights and well-being of day laborers through education, leadership development, and advocacy$1,000
Front Range Economic Strategy CenterEducating, organizing, and empowering working families$15,000
Latina InitiativeCultivating, supporting, and maintaining the civic involvement of Latinas in Colorado$15,000
Padres UnidosWorking for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$15,000
Rights for All PeopleOrganizing with immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$15,000

Direct Services

"I Have a Dream" FoundationSupporting low-income students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially$3,000
Access CounselingProviding low-cost counseling services to individuals who are unable to afford private counseling services elsewhere$2,500
Alternatives for YouthPromoting academic success through positive choices and community impact$2,500
Attention HomesProviding safe shelter and support for at-risk youth$2,500
Blue Sky BridgeWorking to end child abuse through prevention and intervention$2,500
Boulder Valley Safe Schools CoalitionPromoting safe school environments in BVSD, with particular concern for youth, parents of staff experiencing harassment for differences in gender identity/expression and sexual orientation$1,000
Catalyst AcademyProviding a nurturing & challenging educational community for at-risk students$5,000
Colorado Youth ProgramConnecting underprivileged kids with nature and their communities$2,500
Compass HouseProviding affordable counseling services to individuals and families$5,000
el Centro AMISTADMaking structural, social, and political changes to benefit immigrants in Boulder County$2,500
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting with immigration matters for low-income members of the community$3,000
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language and cultural barriers for immigrants$9,000
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)Addressing the causes & consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$5,000
Naropa University's Community Studies CenterEmpowering Naropa students to identify and address public issues through direct service & infrastructure building$2,500
OASOS - Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation SupportIncreasing healthy behaviors & decreasing risky behaviors of LGBTIQ youth (a program of the Boulder County Health Department)$5,000
Project YESProviding leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service learning$4,500
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women and children who are affected by domestic violence$2,500
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceWorking to end violence against women and youth$3,000
Social Venture PartnersAssisting nonprofit organizations in strengthening organizational capacity and sustainability (a program of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County)$5,000
TEENS, Inc.Offering recreational opportunities, youth employment and training, and support services for teens$4,500
United Black Women of Boulder ValleyProviding social, educational, spiritual, and emotional support for African American families$2,500
Volunteer ConnectionPromoting volunteerism and helping community organizations effectively engage volunteers to meet community needs$1,500
Women's Wilderness InstituteStrengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls & women, through wilderness and community-based experiences$2,500
YMCA of Boulder CountyCreating a supporting environment for youth to self-determine and refuel emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually$5,000

Trustee Awards

Alliance for JusticeStrengthening the public interest community's ability to influence public policy$2,500
Alternatives to ViolenceProviding intervention in, education about, and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes$2,000
BISC (Ballot Initiative Strategy Center) FoundationUtilizing the ballot initiative process to further the goals of the labor and progressive community$2,500
Boulder PrideAddressing the needs of Boulder County’s LGBTIQ population through education, support services, social events, and advocacy$1,500
Boulder Valley Women's HealthProviding quality health care for every woman$7,500
Center for International Human Rights, Law & AdvocacyEngaging graduate & law students at DU to protect & promote international human rights$4,000
COLOREducating, promoting, and advocating for health care and reproductive rights for Latinas$5,000
Colorado Consumer Health InitiativeEnsuring barrier-free access to quality health care$2,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$15,000
Colorado Music FestivalEducating and entertaining audiences of all ages by presenting classical music$2,500
CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)Supporting Ethics Watch Colorado$5,000
Efforts of Grace, Inc.Supporting the production of "The Katrina Monologues"$1,000
Great Education Colorado FundAdvocating for adequate funding for K-12 education in Colorado$2,500
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)Addressing the causes & consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$8,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationWorking to support and protect, as a fundamental freedom, a woman’s right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices$1,000
OUR CenterUnifying community resources to help people in the St. Vrain region meet their individual needs and move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains - Longmont Health CenterProviding reproductive health care for teens$9,000
ProgressNowProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$5,000
The GLBT Center of ColoradoProviding support & advocacy for the GLBT community of Colorado$5,000
The White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership in all communities and sectors$2,500
Tides Center - Center for Independent MediaTraining people on the use of the Internet as an alternative to traditional broadcast & print media$5,000
Women Donors NetworkMobilizing progressive women donors$16,750
Women's Foundation of ColoradoWorking to help Colorado's women and girls achieve equality and economic self-sufficiency$3,500

Special Projects

Chinook FundTransforming our society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression$10,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change$25,000
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$10,000
ProCO - Progressive ColoradoDeveloping and measuring the impact of 501(c)(3) base building in Colorado$25,000
The Bell Policy CenterA state-level, multi-issue policy center working to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and to promote policies that open gateways to opportunity$115,000