2019 Grantees

Educating and mobilizing people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado Chapter Strengthening economic justice for women$3,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change$7,500
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 Coalition Defending and advancing justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$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$7,500
Community Resource CenterSupporting the Colorado Participation Project's efforts to increase direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$12,500
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
Mi Familia Vota Education FundIncreasing public support for civic participation in Latino and immigrant communities$3,000
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$7,500
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$7,500

Direct Services

Boulder Community Housing PartnersSupporting Casa de la Esperanza in Longmont$2,500
Boulder County Health DepartmentSupporting OASOS, programs for LGBTQIA+ young people$3,000
City of LongmontYouth services$3,500
Cottonwood InstituteSupporting youth programs at Angevine Middle School and Centaurus High School$2,500
Crossroads SchoolAlternative school accepting any students struggling to excel$2,000
Empowerment Center of East CountyHelping young people and families in Lafayette to create positive social change in themselves and their home communities $3,000
Family Learning CenterProviding opportunities for education and growth to culturally diverse families$3,500
Front Range Community College - LongmontSupporting the LEADS, an academic and leadership program to Latinx students$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of BoulderOffering legal support to the Boulder County immigrant communities$2,500
Inn Between of LongmontOffering housing support to diverse populations $2,000
Medicine HorseEquine therapy groups for at risk youth$2,000
Natural HighsProviding youth in Boulder healthy alternatives to alcohol and drug use$2,000
Out Boulder CountyEducating, advocating and providing services, programs, and support for Boulder County's LGBTQ communities$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceProviding safe shelter and 24 hour domestic violence hotline$2,500
Thorne Nature ExperienceSupporting experiences of the environment for youth$2,000
Transgender Youth Education and Support (TYES)Empowering and supporting caregivers of gender expansive youth$1,500
Women's Wilderness InstituteProviding access to Girls Wilderness Adventures Program for underserved and at-risk youth$2,000
YMCA of Northern ColoradoOffering day camps, homework support and other programs$1,500
YWCASupporting the Latina Enrichment Program for Latinx girls in BVSD high schools$1,500


Chalkbeat ColoradoPresenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking$5,000
Colorado IndependentProducing important, informative, provocative, entertaining, and fair journalism$10,000
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
ProgressNow Colorado EducationProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$15,000
Rocky Mountain PBSSupporting work to fill the void in serious public-interest journalism$15,000

Trustee Awards

Bike DenverPromoting bicycling as an energy-efficient, non-polluting, healthy, and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver$1,500
Boulder Symphony Promoting a community informed, connected and inspired by the arts $2,500
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterBoulder Valley Women's Health Center$4,000
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
Florence Crittenton ServicesEducating, preparing and empowering teen mothers and children$5,000
Focus ReentryMentoring offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$15,000
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
Lyons Regional Library District FoundationSupport for Lyons library$10,000
Mother HouseHelping mothers in crisis and their babies receive the care, support, and resources they need to navigate pregnancy and their new role as mothers$10,000
Motus TheaterCreating original theater to facilitate dialogue on critical issues of our time$5,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs and to help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Providing high quality reproductive health care in the Rocky Mountain region$3,000
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
Third Way CenterProviding a brighter future for Denver's high-risk youth$3,000
University of Colorado School of Public AffairsEducating the next generations of civic leaders$3,000
University of Wyoming FoundationSupporting the Robert J. Golten Fellow of International Human Rights$2,000

Special Projects

Colorado Immigrant Funders CoalitionSupporting immigrant communities across Colorado through the Latino Community Foundation$5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy NetworkProviding free immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention$20,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$53,000
Transformative Leadership for ChangeSupporting female leaders of color in Colorado nonprofit organizations$5,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the College of Media, Communication and Information$55,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Karen Possehl Women's Endowment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting College of Nursing Scholarship Fund$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Lynx Scholarship fund$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting LEAD Scholarship program at University of Colorado - Boulder$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Ludwig Chancellor's Leadership Class Scholarship- University of Colorado Colorado Springs $10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupport for dental clinic serving elderly patients at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine$12,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Mile High Medical Society Endowment$5,000