2011 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5 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$15000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyAdvocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$10000
Colorado Conservation Voters Education FundEngaging in long-term base building strategies that seek to diversify support for environmental issues$5000
Colorado Ethics WatchUsing high impact legal actions to hold public officials and organizations accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of state and local government$2500
Colorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionDefending and advancing justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$8000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionUniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$15000
Common Cause Education FundStrengthening public participation and ensuring that government and the political process serve the public interest, rather than the special interests$5000
FRESCEducating, organizing, and empowering the working families of the Front Range to hold governments and corporations accountable for responsible community-centered development$10000
Hispanic Affairs ProjectEncouraging leadership formation, community organizing, and advocacy in Western Colorado’s Hispanic immigrant communities$3000
Latina InitiativeCultivating, supporting, and maintaining the civic involvement of Latinas in Colorado$5000
Metro Organizations for PeopleAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$2500
OneColorado Education FundSecuring and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families$5000
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$5000

Direct Services

Anti-Defamation League of BoulderSecuring justice and fair treatment by teaching respect and inclusion for all$2,000
Attention HomesProviding residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth$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 County Public HealthSupporting the GENESISTER project, which strives to prevent adolescent pregnancy by working with girls whose teenage sisters are already parenting$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center on behalf of the Colorado Participation ProjectIncreasing direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$4,000
Cottonwood InstituteProviding access to high-quality, high-impact educational programs for traditionally underserved public school students$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting low-income community members with immigration matters$3,000
Impact on EducationBuilding support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceWorking to end violence against women and youth$3,000
Second Wind Fund of Boulder CountyDecreasing the incidence of suicide, by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth by providing free counseling services$3,000
Social Venture Partners of Boulder CountyCombining the power of business with a passion for giving to transform communities$2,500
TEENS, Inc.Helping Boulder County youth to increase levels of self-respect, self-worth and community involvement$4,500


Aspen JournalismServing the Roaring Fork Valley by producing investigative journalism in the local public interest$2,500
Colorado Public TelevisionSupporting the work of Colorado Public News$10,000
ProgressNow EducationProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$10,000
Rocky Mountain PBSSupporting the work of I-News$10,000
The American Independent News NetworkExpanding public dialog by covering overlooked stories through traditional journalism & blogging$10,000

Trustee Awards

Alliance for JusticeAdvancing the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthening the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and fostering the next generation of advocates$2,000
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) FoundationTracking ballot measure developments and contributions to ballot measure campaigns as well as to training people to work on ballot initiatives$2,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding sexual health services and education to Boulder County residents$9,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$5,000
Colorado Music Festival / Rocky Mountain Center for Musical ArtsEducating and entertaining audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting the work of The Collaborative Community/FOCUS$2,000
Great Education Colorado FundAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$2,000
Mile High MontessoriPreparing hundreds of Denver’s most vulnerable young children for success in school$8,000
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)Addressing the causes and consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$3,000
OUR CenterUnifying a safety net of available resources to meet the basic needs of people with short term hardships and help them move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding Longmont teens access to medically accurate sexual health education through the Teen Health Services Project$7,500
The White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership in all communities$2,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change$20,000
Working America Education FundProviding a progressive perspective on economic issues to American communities that are often overlooked or dismissed$2,500

Special Projects

Chinook FundTransforming our society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression$2,500
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $3,000
Futuro Media GroupSharing a critical and unique perspective of our times through compelling narratives and investigative reporting$5,000
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 CountyImproving the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and building a culture of giving$25,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Journalism and Mass Communications School$6,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Digital Test Kitchen$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the CU Independent$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the David Getches Scholarship Fund at the University of Colorado Law School$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting HealthPolicySolutions.org, which is a project of the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the ATLAS Institute$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Biofrontiers Program$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000