Six Colorado Nonprofits Receive Holiday Gift from the Foundation
During this holiday season, and amidst this especially trying time, we’re grateful for Colorado’s nonprofits whose staff pour their hearts into making their community a healthier and more equitable place to live. Your efforts to bring health in reach for all Coloradans – despite the challenges you face – remain top of mind for us at the Foundation today and every day.
In honor of the giving season, Foundation staff select Colorado-based nonprofits each year to receive holiday donations – recognizing each for their commitment to improving the health of Coloradans. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients, who have received a $10,000 donation on behalf of our Board and staff:
- 10 For 10 is a youth-led organization that aspires to unite people of all ages and cultivate fellowship through community organizing and service engagements to both uplift and empower local communities.
- Asociación de Jóvenes Unidos en Acción is a youth-led, grassroots organization focusing on immigrant rights and social justice advocacy. They consist of students, community members, families and committed allies who understand the struggles of immigrants and marginalized groups.
- Blackpackers provides gear, outdoor excursions and outdoor education for free or at subsidized cost, and connects participants with volunteer opportunities, internships, jobs and post-secondary education resources to create a pipeline from outdoor recreation to outdoor industry careers.
- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been empowering individuals to make responsible choices for over 100 years, and is committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive and sexual health care.
- Sims-Fayola Foundation boldly accepts the challenge to improve the lives of young men and boys of color by addressing the obstacles (educational and community) that directly affect their life outcomes.
- Struggle of Love Foundation provides community awareness, involvement and social activities for youth and families experiencing the greatest needs. They offer alternatives to those with limited opportunities who may not qualify for other community-based assistance programs.
This year will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing civic demonstrations for racial justice. In addition to these holiday gifts, we’ve provided $40.1 million in funding support to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 response and relief efforts this year. We will continue using our time and resources to support grantees, partners and nonprofits across the state as we navigate this unprecedented time together.
We are committed to deepening our racial equity work and supporting Colorado’s nonprofits who serve on the front lines of the pandemic. We will continue listening and learning about the pressing needs of your communities. Armed with this information, we are better positioned to support the people of Colorado in the ways that matter most.
We are hopeful the new year will be remembered for the progress made to advance health and racial equity for all Coloradans.
Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.