2015 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW)Supporting Colorado Ethics Watch, which uses high impact legal actions to hold public officials and organizations accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of state and local government$5,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $5,000
Colorado Fiscal InstituteInforming policy debates with the goal of improving the well-being of individuals and communities in Colorado$5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionDefending and advancing justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$7,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting the Colorado Participation Project's efforts to increase direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$5,000
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
Conservation ColoradoEducating and mobilizing people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life$7,500
Great Education ColoradoAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$5,000
Hispanic Affairs ProjectEncouraging leadership formation, community organizing, and advocacy in Western Colorado’s Hispanic immigrant communities$2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationProtecting a woman’s right to make decisions about a full range of reproductive choices$5,000
New Era Colorado FoundationReinventing politics for younger generations through innovative social and political action$7,500
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$5,000
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$7,500

Direct Services

Alternatives for Youth / iThrive Providing early intervention for teens struggling with substance abuse$2,000
Attention Homes Providing residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth$4,000
Boulder Community Housing Authority Supporting Casa de la Esperanza's work to provide greater opportunities and success to the farm worker community in Longmont$2,500
Boulder County Public Health Supporting the OASOS program, which provides vital support and leadership development to LGBTIQ youth in Boulder County$4,000
Cal-Wood Education Center Providing at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$1,000
Colorado Youth for a Change Working to prevent drop-outs in the Boulder Valley School District $2,500
Cottonwood Institute Providing access to high-quality, high-impact educational programs for students at Casa de la Esperanza in Longmont$1,500
Growing Gardens Developing youth's entreprenurial skills and cultivating community through gardening$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County Assisting low-income community members with immigration matters$2,000
Impact on Education Building support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$2,500
PeaceJam Foundation Developing and expanding PeaceJam programming to low-income schools and community organizations$1,500
PeaceJam FoundationSupporting program in Boulder County to develop youth leadership$3,000
Project YES Providing leadership opportunities for youth people through the arts and service learning$2,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) Working to end violence against women and youth$3,000
Second Wind Fund of Boulder County Decreasing the incidence of suicide, by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth by providing free counseling services$2,000
TEENS, Inc. Helping youth in Nederland increase levels of self-respect, self-worth and community involvement$4,000
YMCA of Boulder Valley Provinding quality before-school programs that positively impact the lives of youth and teens$1,500
YWCA of Boulder County Providing empowerment opportunities to at-risk youth$1,500


Aspen JournalismServing the Roaring Fork Valley by producing investigative journalism in the local public interest$2,500
Campaign for a Strong ColoradoWorking with progressive nonprofit coalition partners to identify, cultivate and train media surrogates$5,000
Chalkbeat Colorado Presenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking$5,000
Colorado Freedom of Information CoalitionDedicated to ensuring the transparency of state and local governments in Colorado$5,000
Colorado IndependentProducing important, informative, provocative, entertaining, and fair journalism$5,000
Colorado Public RadioProviding news, information and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained$10,000
I-News at Rocky Mountain PBSSupporting the Investigative News Network (I-News) in its work to fill the void in serious public-interest journalism$10,000
KGNU Community RadioProviding a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been under-represented by other media$2,500
ProgressNow Colorado EducationProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$10,000

Trustee Awards

ACLU Foundation of ColoradoProtect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy$3,700
Bienvenidos Food Bank Providing emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity$1,000
Bike Denver Promoting bicycling as an energy-efficient, non-polluting, healthy, and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver$1,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health Center Providing quality health care for every woman$9,700
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center Supporting FOCUS Re-Entry, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$10,300
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center Supporting Walk Denver, which creates and advocates for quality walkable environments that foster healthy lifestyles and economic growth$1,000
Colorado State University Research FoundationSupporting the Colorado Futures Center, which provides vital research and analysis of public policies impacting Colorado’s future and quality of life$2,500
Denver Dumb Friends LeagueProviding a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves$2,000
eTownBlending great live music from top musicians with conversation about the health and welfare of our communities$5,000
Freedom Service DogsRescuing dogs and custom training them to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and veterans$2,000
LEAF LyonsLEAF offers a human services safety net for those in need in the Greater Lyons area$3,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs and to help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Providing quality reproductive health care to teens in Longmont$4,000
The Greenway FoundationAdvancing the South Platte River and the surrounding tributaries as a unique environmental, recreational, cultural, scientific and historical amenity that uniquely links Denver’s past and its future$2,500
University of Colorado School of Public AffairsEducating the next generations of civic leaders$2,000
Women's Foundation of Colorado Promoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000

Special Projects

Colorado Donor AllianceCreating a sustainable community of Colorado’s next leaders and funders $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$10,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Pre-Collegiate Development Program$1,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the College of Media, Communication and Information$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Karen Possehl Women's Endowment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Center for Women's Health Research$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting College of Arts/Sciences Scholarship Fund$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the One Thousand More Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado-Denver$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the CU Independent$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting College of Nursing Scholarship Fund$10,000