2009 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5, Colorado ChapterImproving the workplace for women and strengthening the ability of low-wage/low-income women in Colorado to win economic justice$19,000
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) FoundationUtilizing the ballot initiative process to further the goals of the labor and progressive community$2,500
CIRC - Colorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionDefending and advancing justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$5,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyAdvocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$14,000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionUniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$24,000
FRESCEducating, organizing, and empowering the working families of the Front Range to hold governments and corporations accountable for responsible community-centered development$14,000
GLBT Center of ColoradoProviding a source of strength and belonging for GLBT people in metropolitan Denver and throughout the state of Colorado$5,000
Latina InitiativeCultivating, supporting, and maintaining the civic involvement of Latinas in Colorado$14,000
Padres y Jovenes UnidosWorking for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$4,000
ProgressNow Colorado EducationProviding a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$2,500
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$5,000

Direct Services

Alternatives for YouthPromoting academic success through positive choices for at-risk students in Longmont$3,000
Boulder Community Housing AuthoritySupporting Casa de la Esperanza's work to provide greater opportunities and success to the farm worker community in Longmont$3,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality, affordable health care for all women$8,000
Colorado Youth ProgramConnecting underprivileged kids with nature and their communities$3,000
Community Action Development CorporationSupporting the Latina/o Life Skills Program, which encourages at-risk middle and high school students to make more informed, healthy choices $1,000
Growing GardensDeveloping youth's entreprenurial skills and cultivating community through gardening$2,500
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language & cultural barriers for immigrants$3,000
OASOS - Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation SupportIncreasing healthy behaviors & decreasing risky behaviors of LGBTIQ youth$3,000
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women & children who are affected by domestic violence$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceWorking to end violence against women and youth$3,000
Tides Center / The Body PositiveSupporting Boulder Youth Body Alliance's efforts to prevent eating disorders and weight preoccupation among youth$3,000
Volunteer ConnectionPromoting volunteerism and helping community organizations effectively engage volunteers to meet community needs$1,000
Women's Wilderness InstituteStrengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls & women, through wilderness and community-based experiences$2,000
YWCA of Boulder CountyProviding at-risk youth empowerment opportunities$3,000

Trustee Awards

ACORN InstituteOrganizing and empowering low- and moderate-income Denver families to address economic and social inequalities$2,000
Alliance for JusticeStrengthening the public interest community's ability to influence public policy$1,000
Center for Independent MediaCombining the immediacy of blogging with time-honored journalistic inquiry and providing a platform for overlooked stories, policy and campaign analysis$2,500
Center for International Human Rights, Law, & AdvocacyEngaging graduate & law students at DU to protect and promote international human rights$4,500
COLOREducating, promoting, & advocating for health care and reproductive rights for Latinas$2,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$2,500
Colorado Ethics WatchUsing legal actions to hold public officials & organizations accountable for unethical activities $2,500
Colorado Music FestivalEducating and entertaining audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world$2,500
Global Down Syndrome FoundationWorking to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome by supporting basic research, clinical research and clinical care. $5,000
Great Education ColoradoAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$2,000
Impact on EducationBuilding support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$5,000
MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault)Addressing the causes & consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$5,000
Mile High MontessoriProviding subsidized quality early childhood care and education to vulnerable children in Denver$5,000
New Era Colorado FoundationReinventing politics for younger generations through innovative social and political action$1,000
NOW on PBSUsing independent journalism and high standards to bring important topics into public discourse$2,500
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs & help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding accurate, low-cost/free health services at the Longmont Teen Clinic$8,000
White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership in all communities$2,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change$18,500
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society$2,000

Special Projects

Chinook FundTransforming our society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression$5,000
Colorado c3 RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change$8,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$70,000
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder CountyStriving to improve the quality of life in Boulder County and building a culture of giving, now and forever$10,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupport the Journalism & Mass Communication School$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupport the CU in DC Program$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupport the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupport the Biofrontiers Program$5,000