2014 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Chinook FundSupporting community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the state of Colorado$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$7,500
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyPromoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies in Colorado$2,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $20,000
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$5,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting the Colorado Participation Project's efforts to increase direct service providers’ participation in advocacy$4,000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionUniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$3,000
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 CommunitiesEducating, 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 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$1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationProtecting a woman’s right to make decisions about a full range of reproductive choices$5,750
One Colorado Education FundSecuring and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families$3,000
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$6,000
Together ColoradoAssisting ordinary people in a process of strengthening and transforming their communities$7,500

Direct Services

Alternatives for Youth / iThriveProviding early intervention for teens struggling with substance abuse$3,000
Boulder Community Housing AuthoritySupporting Casa de la Esperanza's work to provide greater opportunities and success to the residents of this farm worker community in Longmont$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$3,000
Colorado Youth for a ChangeWorking to prevent drop-outs in the Boulder Valley School District$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting low-income community members with immigration matters$4,000
Out BoulderAddressing the needs of Boulder County’s LGBTIQ population through education, support services, social events, and advocacy$3,000
PeaceJam FoundationDeveloping and expanding PeaceJam programming to low-income schools and community organizations$3,000
Project YESProviding leadership opportunities for youth people through the arts and service learning$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)Working to end violence against women and youth$4,000
YMCA of Boulder ValleyProviding quality before-school programs that positively impact the lives of youth and teens$3,000


Aspen JournalismServing the Roaring Fork Valley by producing investigative journalism in the local public interest$3,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting Chalkbeat Colorado in presenting detailed and balanced analysis of education policymaking $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
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$15,500
ProgressNow Colorado EducationSupporting Campaign for a Strong Colorado's work with progressive nonprofit coalition partners to identify, cultivate and train media surrogates$15,000
The Colorado IndependentProducing important, informative, provocative, entertaining, and fair journalism$2,500

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 Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) FoundationTracking ballot measure developments and contributions to ballot measure campaigns as well as to training people to work on ballot initiatives$1,000
Bienvenidos Food BankProviding emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity$2,000
Bike DenverPromoting bicycling as an energy-efficient, non-polluting, healthy, and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver$1,000
Boulder International Film FestivalImproving the lives of children living in poverty through education$1,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for every woman$6,900
Children's Museum of DenverCreating a community where children and their grown-ups learn through play$5,000
Colorado Music Festival / Center for Musical ArtsEducating and entertaining audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world$4,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting Walk Denver, which creates and advocates for quality walkable environments that foster healthy lifestyles and economic growth$1,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting FOCUS Re-Entry, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$10,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development CenterSupporting FOCUS Re-entry program, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety $10,000
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$5,000
Denver Health FoundationSupporting the women's health services provided by Denver Health$1,000
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$1,000
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 quality reproductive health care to teens in Longmont$5,000
ProgressNow Colorado EducationProviding a credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems$1,000
Rights for All PeopleWorking to educate, engage, and empower low income families and families of color to end educational inequity in our public school system$2,500
Robert Golten Special Needs FundEnsuring that seemingly small things don't push community members from self-sufficiency to poverty$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$1,000
The GrowHausServing as a hub for food access, urban agriculture, education, and job training in northeast Denver$500
The Latino Task Force of Boulder CountySupporting the Boulder County Latino History Project$1,000
Thorne Nature ExperienceBuilding Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on environmental education $4,000
Veterans to FarmersProviding American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with pride, education, and fulfillment through farming$500
Western Resource AdvocatesEmpowering local conservation groups and partnering with others who share the goal of protecting the West's land, air, and water$5,000
WeVol, Inc.Funding education-related projects and empowering individuals and communities lacking resources to create lasting change$1,000
Women's Bean ProjectChanging women's lives for the last 25 years by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise$2,500
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000

Special Projects

"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder CountyEmpowering at-risk children to reach their education and career goals through long-term intervention $3,500
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$85,000
The Futuro Media GroupUsing a multi-platform approach to tell stories that are often overlooked by traditional media$5,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change$15,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the One Thousand More Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado-Denver$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting Health News Colorado, a project of the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Guardian Scholars program at the University of Colorado - Boulder$4,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Arts & Sciences Scholarship Fund at the University of Colorado - Boulder$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Center for Bioethics & Humanities$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Pre-Collegiate Development Program$3,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the BA-BS/MD Program$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Public Achievement program at CU Engage$3,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the CU Independent$1,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Biofrontiers Program$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Center for Women's Health Research$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the University of Colorado Law School$2,500
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the newly-formed College of Media, Communication and Information$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Reach Your Peak Scholarship Fund at UCCS$5,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the School of Public Affairs at UC-D$4,000
University of Colorado FoundationJudge Jim R. Carrigan Memorial Fund$1,000