2013 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and 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$6,000
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyPromoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies in Colorado$2,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableSupporting the Colorado Fiscal Institute, which informs policy debates with the goal of improving the well-being of individuals and communities in Colorado$5,000
Colorado Fiscal Policy InstituteInforming policy debates in order to improve the well-being of all Coloradans$5,000
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$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
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$3,000
Great Education Colorado FundAdvocating 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$1,000
New Era Colorado FoundationReinventing politics for younger generations through innovative social and political action$8,500
One Colorado 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$5,000
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$5,000

Direct Services

Alternatives for YouthPromoting youth success by encouraging positive choices and positive community impact$3,000
Attention HomesChanging the lives of youth in crisis$3,000
Boulder County Public HealthSupporting the OASOS program, which provides vital support and leadership development to LGBTIQ youth$4,000
Cal-Wood Education CenterProviding at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$2,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting the Colorado Participation Project's efforts to increase direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$4,000
Colorado Youth for a ChangeWorking to prevent drop-outs in BVSD$3,000
Cottonwood InstituteProviding access to high-quality, high-impact educational programs for students at Casa de la Esperanza in Longmont$3,000
Growing GardensDeveloping youth's entreprenurial skills and cultivating community through gardening$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting low-income community members with immigration matters$4,000
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language & cultural barriers for immigrants$2,500
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women & children who are affected by domestic violence$1,500
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
TEENS, Inc.Helping youth in Nederland increase levels of self-respect, self-worth and community involvement$4,000
Women's Wilderness InstituteStrengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls & women, through wilderness and community-based experiences$4,500
YMCA of Boulder ValleyProvinding quality before-school programs that positively impact the lives of youth and teens$3,000
YWCA of Boulder CountyProviding empowerment opportunities to at-risk youth$3,000


Aspen JournalismServing the Roaring Fork Valley by producing investigative journalism in the local public interest$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting EdNews Colorado in presenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking $5,000
Free PressSupporting the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform$5,000
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
Rocky Mountain PBS / I-NewsSupporting 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 Initative 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
Bienvenidos Food BankProviding emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity $2,500
Bike DenverPromoting bicycling as an energy efficient, non-polluting, healthy and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver$1,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for every woman$9,500
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$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting Walk Denver, which creates and advocates for quality walkable environment that fosters healthy lifestyle and economic growth$1,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development Centersupporting FOCUS Reentry program, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety $6,000
eTownBuilding community through music$5,000
Freedom Service DogsEnhancing the lives of people with disabilities and veterans by rescuing dogs and custom training them$1,000
Mile High MontessoriProviding subsidized quality early childhood care & education to thousands of Denver’s children$3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationProtecting a woman’s right to make decisions about a full range of reproductive choices$2,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people’s needs & help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding quality reproductive health care to teens in Longmont$3,000
Robert Golten Special Needs FundEnsuring that seemingly small things don’t push community members from self-sufficiency to poverty $4,000
The GrowHausServing as a hub for food access, urban agriculture, education, and job training in northeast Denver$1,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change$15,000
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society $1,500

Special Projects

"I Have a Dream" Foundation of BoulderEmpowering at-risk children to reach their education and career goals through long-term intervention $12,000
Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$60,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $5,000
Impact on EducationSupporting the innovative STREAM Program in the Boulder Valley School District$5,000
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder CountyImproving the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and building a culture of giving$48,500
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 School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Journalism and Mass Communications Program$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Biofrontiers Program$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Dan & Boyce Sher Colorado Music School Endowment Fund$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the CU Independent$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Macky Women's Bathroom Project (College of Music)$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Statewide Outreach Programs of the College of Music$4,000
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 Reach Your Peak Scholarship Fund at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Public Achievement program at the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement$3,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the University of Colorado Law School$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Center for Women's Health Research on the Anschutz Campus$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Athletic Leadership Development Program$1,000