2018 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyDedicated to promoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies$2,500
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change$10,000
Colorado Donor NetworkCreating a sustainable community of Colorado’s next leaders and funders$5,000
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$7,500
Colorado People's AllianceOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$7,500
Common Cause Education FundPromoting citizen participation in democracy$15,000
Conservation ColoradoEducating and mobilizing people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life$8,500
Great Education ColoradoAdvocating for adequate funding of K-12 education in Colorado$7,500
Mi Familia Vota Education FundIncreasing public support for civic participation in Latino and immigrant communities$5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationProtecting a woman’s right to make decisions about a full range of reproductive choices$7,500
New Era Colorado FoundationReinventing politics for younger generations through innovative social and political action$12,500
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
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting College of Nursing Scholarship Fund$10,000

Direct Services

Association for Community LivingEnabling people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in community life$2,500
Attention HomesProviding residential treatment, counseling, and safe shelter to at-risk youth$4,000
Boulder High SchoolSupporting Adelante! Program$3,000
Boulder Latino History ProjectLifting up the history of the involvement of Latinos in Boulder County$3,500
Boulder MuseProviding musical education for children of economically challenged families$2,000
Cal-Wood Education CenterProviding at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$3,000
Cottonwood InstituteSupporting youth programs at Angevine Middle School and Centaurus High School$1,500
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
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 CountyDecreasing 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$3,000
Thorne Nature ExperienceSupporting experiences of the environment for youth$2,500
Voices For ChildrenProviding abused and neglected children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)$3,000
Women's Wilderness InstituteProviding access to Girls Wilderness Adventures Program for underserved and at-risk youth$1,000


Chalkbeat ColoradoPresenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking$5,000
Colorado IndependentProducing important, informative, provocative, entertaining, and fair journalism$15,500
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

Alliance for JusticeGroups across the nation committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society$2,500
Bike DenverPromoting 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$3,000
Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical ArtsProviding access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance$5,000
Colorado Symphony AssociationSupporting the Colorado Symphony$7,500
Focus ReentryMentoring offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$16,000
Freedom Service DogsRescuing dogs and custom training them to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and veterans$3,000
H.O.P.E.Providing supportive services for homeless and at-risk people in Longmont. $4,000
LEAF LyonsLEAF offers a human services safety net for those in need in the Greater Lyons area$4,000
League of Oil and Gas Impacted ColoradansPromoting balanced energy development policies that protect the Colorado quality of life$5,000
Lyons Regional Library District FoundationSupport for Lyons library$10,000
Museum of BoulderEnriching culture in the Boulder region$5,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs and to help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding high quality reproductive health care in the Rocky Mountain region$3,000
RemergProviding re-entry information to people involved in Colorado’s criminal justice systems$1,000
University of Colorado School of Public AffairsEducating the next generations of civic leaders$3,000
Walk DenverWorking to make Denver the most walkable city in the country$1,500
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000

Special Projects

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionWorking to reform criminal justice policy$5,000
Colorado Immigrant Funders CoalitionSupporting immigrant communities across Colorado through the Latino Community Foundation$5,000
Funders Committee on Civic ParticipationSponsorship for annual convening in Denver$5,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$55,000
Transformative Leadership for ChangeSupporting female leaders of color in Colorado nonprofit organizations$5,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the One Thousand More Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado-Denver$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationHeather Allen Stage at the Ent Center for the Performing Arts - UC Colorado Springs$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
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 College of Media, Communication and Information$5,000