2017 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Colorado Center on Law and Policy Dedicated to promoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies$5,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change$13,500
Colorado Donor NetworkCreating a sustainable community of Colorado’s next leaders and funders $5,000
Colorado Ethics WatchUses high impact legal actions to hold public officials and organizations accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of state and local government$7,500
Colorado Fiscal InstituteInforming policy debates with the goal of improving the well-being of individuals and communities in Colorado$7,500
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$8,000
Colorado People's AllianceOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$7,500
Common Cause Education FundCommon Cause Education Fund$5,000
Conservation ColoradoEducating and mobilizing people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life$7,500
Generation LatinoOnline presence giving voice to the Latino community in Colorado$7,500
Great Education ColoradoAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$5,000
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
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$7,500

Direct Services

Association for Community LivingEnabling people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in community life$2,000
Attention Homes Providing residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth$5,000
Boulder High SchoolSupporting Adelante! Program$2,500
Cottonwood InstituteSupporting youth programs at Angevine Middle School and Centaurus High School$1,500
Crossroads School - Longmont Assisting students who have experienced academic and/or behavioral struggles in traditional schools$1,000
EcoArts ConnectionsProviding environmental education through the arts to Latino youth$1,500
El Centro AMISTADCommitted to making structural, social, and political changes to benefit immigrants by providing information, education and legal assistance$2,500
Empowerment Center of East CountySupporting youth academic achievement and leadership through arts and service learning$2,000
Family Learning CenterProviding skills that lead to self-sufficiency to children and families of limited incomes$5,000
Growing Gardens Developing youth's entreprenurial skills and cultivating community through gardening$3,000
Out Boulder/Out YouthAddressing the needs of Boulder County’s LGBTIQ population through education, support services, social events, and advocacy$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$2,500
TEENS, Inc. Helping youth in Nederland increase levels of self-respect, self-worth and community involvement$4,000
Voices For ChildrenProviding abused and neglected children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)$2,000
Women's Wilderness InstituteProviding access to Girls Wilderness Adventures Program for underserved and at-risk youth$1,500


Campaign for a Strong ColoradoWorking with progressive nonprofit coalition partners to identify, cultivate and train media surrogates $5,000
Chalkbeat ColoradoPresenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking$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
Futuro Media GroupAn investigative journalism entity that uses a multi-platform approach to tell stories that are often overlooked by traditional media$5,000
I-News at Rocky Mountain PBSSupporting the Investigative News Network (I-News) in its work to fill the void in serious public-interest journalism$15,000
ProgressNow Colorado EducationProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$20,000

Trustee Awards

Bike Denver Promoting bicycling as an energy-efficient, non-polluting, healthy, and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver$1,500
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for every woman$4,000
Cal-Wood Education Center Providing at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$3,000
City of Longmont Mayor's Book Club - providing age- and cultually-appropriate bilingual books to children in Longmont$1,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center Supporting FOCUS Re-Entry, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$15,000
Colorado Symphony AssociationSupporting the Colorado Symphony$10,000
Colorado Youth for a ChangeWorking to prevent drop-outs in the Boulder Valley School District $2,000
Freedom Service DogsRescuing dogs and custom training them to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and veterans$1,500
Latino Community FoundationColorado Immigrant Funders Coalition: Helping stabilize small community organizations serving immigrants.$10,000
LEAF LyonsLEAF offers a human services safety net for those in need in the Greater Lyons area$5,000
Mi Casa Resource CenterAdvancing the economic success of families with limited opportunities $3,000
Mi Familia Vota Education FundAdvocating on social and economic issues that impact the Latino community, from immigration to workers rights$3,000
Open Door Fund of Community Foundation Boulder CountyEnhancing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people in Boulder County$1,500
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs and to help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$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$3,000
Transformative Leadership for Change Building healthy, engaged communities with the power to win social justice for low income working class people who predominantly live in communities of color$5,000
University of Colorado School of Public AffairsEducating the next generations of civic leaders$3,000
Women's Foundation of Colorado Promoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000

Special Projects

Community Foundation Boulder CountyImproving the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and building a culture of giving$15,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$50,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting College of Nursing Scholarship Fund$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting LEAD Scholarship program at University of Colorado - Boulder$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Karen Possehl Women's Endowment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs$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 Student Relief Fund$12,500
University of Colorado FoundationHeather Allen Stage at the Ent Center for the Performing Arts - UC Colorado Springs$10,000