2016 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9to5 National Association of Working Women, Colorado ChapterStrengthening economic justice for women$5,000
Colorado Civic Engagement RoundtableBuilding an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state by achieving progressive, public policy change $20,000
Colorado Donor AllianceCreating a sustainable community of Colorado’s next leaders and funders $18,000
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$5,000
Colorado People's AllianceOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$7,500
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
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$23,000
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$4,000
Boulder High SchoolSupporting Adelante! Program$2,500
Cal-Wood Education Center Providing at-risk youth life-changing summer camp experiences$2,500
Casa de la EsperanzaProviding greater opportunities and success to the farm worker community in Longmont$2,500
City of LongmontCombating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS)$1,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionNorthern Colorado Dreamers United scholarship program$2,000
Colorado Youth for a Change Working to prevent drop-outs in the Boulder Valley School District $2,500
Crossroads School - LongmontAssisting students who have experienced academic and/or behavioral struggles in traditional schools$1,500
EcoArts ConnectionsProviding environmental education through the arts$1,500
El Centro AMISTADCommitted to making structural, social, and political changes to benefit immigrants by providing information, education and legal assistance$2,500
Family Learning CenterProviding skills that lead to self-sufficiency to children and families of limited incomes$3,000
Growing Gardens Developing youth's entreprenurial skills and cultivating community through gardening$3,000
Out BoulderAddressing the needs of Boulder County’s LGBTIQ population through education, support services, social events, and advocacy$1,500
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$2,000
TEENS, Inc. Helping youth in Nederland increase levels of self-respect, self-worth and community involvement$4,000
Thorne Nature ExperienceBuilding Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on environmental education $1,500
Voices For ChildrenProviding abused and neglected children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)$2,000


Campaign for a Strong ColoradoWorking with progressive nonprofit coalition partners to identify, cultivate and train media surrogates $7,500
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
Generation LatinoOnline presence giving voice to the Latino community in Colorado$7,500
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$2,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for every woman$4,000
CO State University Research FoundationSupporting the Colorado Futures Center$2,500
Colorado Music Festival / Rocky Mountain Center for Musical ArtsEducating and entertaining audiences of all ages$4,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center Supporting FOCUS Re-Entry, which mentors offenders in Boulder County in order to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety$16,000
Colorado Symphony AssociationSupporting the Colorado Symphony$7,500
Healthier ColoradoRaising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of the state’s residents $3,000
Impact on EducationLeveraging community resources to increase stu dent achievement, create opportunities, and build support for public education in Boulder County$2,000
LEAF LyonsLEAF offers a human services safety net for those in need in the Greater Lyons area$5,000
Mi Casa Research CenterAdvancing the economic success of families with limited opportunities $2,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs and to help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$8,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Providing quality reproductive health care to teens in Longmont$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
University of Colorado School of Public AffairsEducating the next generations of civic leaders$2,000
VoteRunLeadTraining the next generation of women leaders in Colorado$2,000
Women's Foundation of Colorado Promoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000

Special Projects

I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder CountySupport for College and Career Center$25,000
The Bell Policy CenterWorking to reinvigorate the well-being of Coloradans and promoting policies that open gateways to opportunity$64,000
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder CountyImproving the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and building a culture of giving$15,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the One Thousand More Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado-Denver$10,000
University of Colorado 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 LEAD Scholarship program at University of Colorado - Boulder$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting undergraduate Arts & Sciences at University of Colorado - Boulder$10,000
University of Colorado FoundationSupporting the Conference on World Affairs$1,000