2012 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

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$7,500
CO Conservation Voters Education FundEngaging in long-term base building strategies that seek to diversify support for environmental issues$6,500
Colorado Center on Law and PolicySupporting the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute's work toward justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$7,500
Colorado Ethics Watch Using high impact legal actions to hold public officials and organizations accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of state and local government$2,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)Defending and advancing justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$5,000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionUniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$7,500
Common Cause Education FundStrengthening public participation and ensuring that government and the political process serve the public interest, rather than the special interests$5,000
CompañerosProtecting and expanding immigrant rights and culture in the Four Corners area of Colorado$1,000
FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities Educating, organizing, and empowering the working families of the Front Range to hold governments and corporations accountable for responsible community-centered development$5,000
Hispanic Affairs ProjectEncouraging leadership formation, community organizing, and advocacy in Western Colorado’s Hispanic immigrant communities$3,000
OneColorado Education FundSecuring and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families$5,000
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$2,500
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$5,000
Working America Education FundProviding a progressive perspective on economic issues to American communities that are often overlooked or dismissed$2,500
YMCA of Boulder ValleyProviding empowerment opportunities to at-risk youth$3,000

Direct Services

Alternatives for YouthPromoting academic success through positive choices for at-risk students in Longmont$3,000
Attention HomesProviding residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth$3,500
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 OASOS program, which provides vital support and leadership development to LGBTIQ youth$5,000
Cal-Wood Education CenterProviding at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting the Colorado Participation Project's efforts to increase direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$5,000
Cottonwood InsituteProviding access to high-quality, high-impact educational programs for traditionally underserved public school students$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyOffering low cost legal services to the immigrant community of Boulder County$5,000
Intercambio: Uniting CommunitiesReducing language & cultural barriers for immigrants$3,000
Out BoulderAddressing the needs of Boulder County’s LGBTIQ population through education, support services, social events, and advocacy$2,500
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women & children who are affected by domestic violence$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
Women's Wilderness InstituteStrengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls & women, through wilderness and community-based experiences$3,000
YMCA of Boulder ValleyProviding at-risk youth empowerment opportunities$3,000


Aspen JournalismServing the Roaring Fork Valley by producing investigative journalism in the local public interest$2,500
Colorado Public TelevisionSupporting Colorado Public News's in-depth projects on issues ranging from healthcare to immigration reform and realities$10,000
Free PressChanging media and technology policies, promoting the public interest, and strengthening democracy$5,000
KGNU Community RadioProviding a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been under-represented by other media$5,000
Open Media FoundationEnabling all people to represent their own voice in the media conversation$1,000
ProgressNow Education FundProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$13,000
Public Education and Business CoalitionSupporting Education News Colorado's continuing, in-depth coverage of education policymaking in the legislature and state government$5,000
Rocky Mountain PBSSupporting the Investigative News Network (I-News) in its work to fill the void in serious public-interest journalism$15,000

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$1,000
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 Community Hospital FoundationSupporting the Red Lipstick Fund, which assists cancer patients with everyday needs not specifically related to treating their disease$4,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding sexual health services and education to Boulder County residents$12,450
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$1,500
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$3,750
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting FOCUS, an offender re-entry mentoring program$5,000
Colorado Symphony AssociationSupporting the operations of The Colorado Symphony$7,000
Great Education Colorado FundAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$5,000
LIDA ProjectSupporting the production of "Red Hot Patriot," a play about Molly Ivins$1,000
Mile High MontessoriPreparing hundreds of Denver’s most vulnerable young children for success in school$4,500
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)Addressing the causes and consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$1,000
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$3,000
New Era Colorado FoundationReinventing politics for younger generations through innovative social and political action$5,000
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$6,000
Robert Golten Special Needs FundEnsuring that seemingly small things don’t push people in our community from self-sufficiency to poverty$4,500
The White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership at all levels of government$2,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change$15,000

Special Projects

Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $26,500
Impact on EducationBuilding support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$5,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$65,000
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder CountyImproving the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and building a culture of giving$26,000
The Futuro Media GroupSharing a critical and unique perspective of our times through compelling narratives and investigative reporting$5,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Journalism and Mass Communications School$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Center for Women's Health Research on the Anschutz Campus$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting HealthPolicySolutions.org, a project of the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Ann Getches Endowment Fund at the University of Colorado Law School$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupport the Biofrontiers Program$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the ATLAS Institute$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Digital Test Kitchen$5,000