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Fifteen Colorado nonprofits received investment awards through the Foundation’s Equity Collective Initiative to support their existing and deeply rooted health equity and racial justice work, while building power in the communities they exist to serve. Join us in celebrating these organizations, the people behind them and their long-standing work to create an equitable Colorado for all.


  • Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network builds bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities in Colorado and work towards equitable opportunities for all.
  • Colorado Circles for Change creates a pathway for youth of color to discover sacred relationships with self, family and community to reduce juvenile violence and incarceration so they may reach their full potential. 
  • Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy and self-determined lives, and ensure that they are accessing opportunities and resources for the health of mind, body and spirit.
  • Colorado People's Alliance is a racial justice, member-led organization dedicated to advancing Climate, Economic and Immigrant Justice and building power to improve the lives of Immigrants and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.
  • Compañeros Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center is a grassroots nonprofit immigrant rights organization that strives to serve and empower immigrants in the rural Southwest through community organizing, education outreach and bilingual direct assistance.​
  • Creative Strategies for Change mobilizes arts and education for social justice, and is driven by a far-reaching vision of thriving Black and Latinx communities that are rich in arts, culturally responsive, socially just and sustained by restorative systems. 
  • Cultivando is an organization that serves the Latinx community in Adams County and focuses on community leadership to advance health equity through advocacy, collaboration and policy change.
  • Denver Indian Center supports the American Indian and Alaska Native community by guiding economic empowerment and self-determination through programs that empower families, youth, and honor elders, and offers a space where Native culture can be preserved and celebrated.
  • Hispanic Affairs Project is a grassroots-base organization dedicated to supporting the social development of the immigrant community through a focus on leadership formation, community organizing and advocacy. 
  • Integrated Community proactively promotes and supports successful integration of Latinx, immigrant and local community members in Northwest Colorado through education, intercultural exchange and collaboration to build a more united community.
  • Second Chance Center serves formerly incarcerated community members by offering care management, mentoring and vital resources to help them reestablish their lives and become successful members of the community.
  • Street Fraternity provides a unique, safe and culturally responsive drop-in center for brotherhood and personal growth for young urban men to access support, mentorship, understanding and community.  
  • Transformative Leadership for Change was built by and for BIPOC leaders to transform ourselves, our organizations and the larger movement ecosystem - so that we can thrive in our leadership, build real power for BIPOC communities and see our visions of liberation come to life.
  • Voces Unidas de las Montañas creates opportunities where Latinas and Latinos can advocate for themselves, actively participate in all civic institutions and take leadership roles in all decision-making tables.
  • Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism endeavors to build the self-efficacy of BIPOC youth to reclaim academic, career and civic spaces through race-conscious leadership and transformative organizing.

As part of the Foundation’s Community Solutions priority, the Equity Collective Initiative was designed to provide one-time investment awards to selected community-based and grassroots organizations – led by people of color – to advance health equity and build power in community through self-determined approaches. Investment awards will be used for a range of transformative efforts to build and strengthen the organizations. Groups will use funds to create and expand endowments, build cash reserves, make real estate investments, develop a culturally-focused marketplace, increase operational effectiveness and leverage other financial tools. These groups will also receive responsive wraparound support and technical assistance. 

Learn more about the Initiative.

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