HELP SUPPORT SMALLER COLORADO NONPROFITS THAT MAY NEED ASSISTANCE DURING THIS VOLATILE TIME.
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Community & Education
Access Opportunity’s mission is to create opportunities for high-potential, low-income students to define their individual path through high school, college and career, ultimately benefiting the lives of others. We do this by supporting the most talented low-income students who have power to make great impact, focusing on their individual needs and career dreams.
As our community navigates the unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health support and community resource access for our students and their families has become more important and urgent than ever before. Your donation right now is critical to helping our staff continue to provide increase support to our students during this uncertain time.
Your gift also helps us provide:
• One-on-one counseling, including college advising and social emotional support.
• Scholarships to help students access college.
• Family engagement, including financial aid advising, bilingual services, and social emotional support.
• Tutoring, including ACT test prep.
• Career readiness, including career counseling, professional skills development, and resume support.
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Tracey Flower, Development Director
1871 Folsom St., Ste. 110, Boulder, CO 80302
Colorado Humanities has worked to create various programs that inspire and connect Coloradans on various cultural happenings and mutual experiences, and during the outbreak of COVID-19, are hoping for funding to continue this mission. Through donation, Colorado Humanities programming can continue to connect communities through discussion on shared perspectives, struggles, and education.
7935 E Prentice Ave #450, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
CWEE, Center for Work Education and Employment
The Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) is the leading workforce development and anti-poverty agency in Colorado. This work is now more important than ever as we watch devastating effects to our economy and the current job market caused by COVID-19; we are here to help right this as we all fight through the outbreak together. CWEE guides low-income parents to self-sufficiency through career-focused employment by offering personalized employment plans, professional confidence building, customized skills training, education, and career advancement and retention. CWEE is serving participants virtually amid the outbreak and learning how to best support people during a time of social distancing, uncertainty, and for far too many – scarcity. CWEE is ensuring that the families we serve receive resources to meet their basic needs, job coaching for those who have been displaced, and guidance they need for the weeks and months ahead. We humbly ask for your support of Denver metro’s low-income families during this unprecedented time, by giving a gift today.
1175 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204
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EarthLinks is an innovative, urban nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, that provides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learn skills and create Earth-friendly products that sustain people and the planet. We are a community of people who are currently experiencing or who have previously known homelessness. We are currently in need of general monetary and item donations. Your monetary donations will go towards helping to pay participant stipends and subsidizing people staying in motels, which can be given online at Our Colorado Gives web page. For item donations, we are asking for non-perishable food items (such as canned soup (pull tab), canned vegetables (pull tab), canned meats, microwave dinners, etc.), fresh foods (citrus fruit, bananas, vegetables like collard greens, cabbage, etc.), disinfecting cleaning supplies, and toilet paper and paper towels.
Evergreen Music festival
The Evergreen Music Festival provides a program of musical events, principally on July 4th, for the cultural benefit and education of the mountain area community of Evergreen. Drawing half our attendees from lower altitudes, the festival presents 15 professional music and dance acts on two stages, and includes free children’s activities and Rotary Club of Evergreen’s classic car show.
President & Executive Director,
EVERGREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
PlatteForum is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program that partners under-resourced youth (K-12) with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. However, PlatteForum is more than an arts organization; we are a lifeline and livelihood for many of the youth and artists we serve. Please help PlatteForum continue providing critical services to our community with a donation of any amount.
Your support helps fulfill these critical needs:
- $3,000 can support one month of stipends to our high school ArtLab Interns to help meet their households’ basic needs
- $1,500 can support a monthly payment to our mental health and social work provider
- $1,000 can support one month of premium payments so we can continue to cover employee health insurance
- $500 can support one month of professional tutoring services
- $200 can support an interim stipend for an artist whose residency has been postponed
For additional details on how PlatteForum is providing critical services to youth and artists or to donate, please go to www.PlatteForum.org.
2400 Curtis Street, Ste. 100
Denver, CO 80205
SCD Enrichment Program
The SCD Enrichment Program is asking for donations to help with general operating expenses like insurance, our mentee stipend fees, website fees, and funding to help launch our online curriculum for our partnering schools in Denver Public Schools. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to use our sustainability model of conducting Professional Development sessions to cover these costs since schools are closed. We currently partner with Morey Middle School, McGlone Academy, Mackintosh Academy, George Washington High School, and Northfield High School. Donate here.
Swallow Hill Music
Swallow Hill Music
Swallow Hill Music hosts exceptional musical experiences throughout the community, focusing on the presentation of world-class artists who enrich the local arts scene and range from noteworthy local performers to up-and-coming and seasoned national and international acts. Our music school welcomes students into an inclusive community where they make social connections through music. There are many ways you can support the music community you love during the closure by making a donation.
Chief Executive Officer
71 East Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210
Colorado Outward Bound School
The Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) was founded in 1961 on the belief that all people can unlock their true potential through challenge in the outdoors. Our passion is ensuring that youth build their leadership skills, self-confidence, and a sense of service to others.
Through this COVID-19 crisis and the stay at home orders, we are all realizing the collective power of time outside and resiliency through challenge, just the skills that COBS teaches. To ensure we are ready to run programming when it is safe to do so, we are asking for operational support from our community to stay nimble and weather the storm. Contributions can be made here. With many needs in our community sprouting up by the minute, we sincerely appreciate your support.
Escuela de Guadalupe
Escuela de Guadalupe is a Pre-K through 8th-grade dual-language school rooted in Catholic values. Escuela’s work to provide our diverse community of learners with high-quality, financially accessible education feels more important than ever before and in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we could use donation support distributing over $1.4 million in scholarships alone. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19, 57 percent of Escuela students qualified for federal assistance through the National School Lunch Program—meaning that over half of the children we serve live in households with incomes below 185 percent of the Official Poverty Measure. Ninety percent of our currently enrolled students rely on need-based tuition assistance to attend Escuela’s uniquely holistic, dual-language program. A bright education like Escuela’s is changing the narrative for our students and their families. Thank you to our community who makes our mission possible. To support our students please click here.
Kim Robards Dance
Kim Robards Dance is a 501(c)(3), professional, multi-generational, modern dance touring company in our 32nd season. We present the masterwork of Artistic Director Kim Robards. Since our inception in 1987, KRD has inextricably fused artistic programming and extensive educational programming. In addition to the professional company, KRD operates The Academy of KRD for dance training for ages 4 to adults, beginners to professionals. We are currently amidst a capital campaign towards opening a new performance venue and had to cancel our March fundraiser. To donate click here.
LaRana Joy Skalicky
Associate Executive Director
Kim Robards Dance
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through personal, business, and financial investments. To support the 230+ small business owners in our community, we have introduced an Entrepreneur Responsiveness Package to provide both immediate assistance and longer-term support. The package includes $500 cash grants, loan payment assistance through the end of the year, and Spark Incentives to help entrepreneurs test new ideas and pivot their business models. Financial contributions today help ensure that we have flexible dollars to continue responding to the unique and varied needs of our entrepreneurs. Volunteers can provide mentorship and coaching, workshop facilitation, and technical assistance to help entrepreneurs navigate the new economic realities. And individuals can have an immediate impact by purchasing products and services directly from our entrepreneurs; a list of RMMFI businesses can be found at www.rmmfi.org/business-directory.
Mary Kate Morr, Community Engagement Manager
We empower creatives to reach their full potential and become all they were created to be. We do that by providing a support infrastructure of classes & workshops, business expertise, mentoring, counseling, soul care and more. Our creative incubator, Converge Denver, is home to filmmakers, photographers, visual artists, designers, journalists, nonprofits, and other super creative humans who are working in community to create a more just, equitable, and flourishing society. Currently, our creative community at Converge Denver is experiencing extreme personal and professional hardship due to COVID-19. The community is 60+ artists, early-stage entrepreneurs, small nonprofits, and other creative professionals whose worlds have been rocked by the growing pandemic. Their client projects have cancelled, their film shoots are on hold, and their billable hours are falling to zero. They are scrambling to make ends meet while doing all they can to maintain a healthy mind, body, soul, and spirit.
We have set up the Converge Denver Emergency Care Fund to support them during this season. If you happen to have financial capacity right now, we’d be so grateful if you’d consider supporting one of these creative souls.
3327 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
PawsCO is working to support local Colorado animal shelters, many of which are closed during the virus outbreak and cannot adopt out their animals. They are hoping for donations to continue being able to take in pets, and also asking for individuals to consider fostering an animal during this uncertain time.
8200 E Pacific Pl #205, Denver, CO 80231
Zuma's Rescue Ranch
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch is working hard to keep their herd of equine therapy partners cared for with feed, dentals, and hoof trims. The work and costs to care for their furry therapy partners does not end and neither does the need of their clients to spend time with their furry partners. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, they are offering online video therapy sessions with their equine therapy partners, each session led by a licensed clinical social worker.
Many families in need have lost some or all of their income, so they would love to have some funds to offer these sessions at low to no cost. In order for Zuma to be able to offer these online sessions, the need:
$45: Will pay for one 30-minute video therapy session
$90: Will pay for one 60-minute video therapy session
They can assist between 6-10 people a day, up to 70 people a week. (The high-end cost associated with this video therapy sessions will be up to $700 a week).
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) was one of the first counseling centers in the nation to open a therapeutic ranch with the intention to integrate teams of professional mental health clinicians and a variety of rescued therapy animals to facilitate the counseling and psychotherapy process. As a site-based mental health center, closing our doors to the public has a tremendous impact on our ability to serve our clients. While we do our best to provide engaging and effective tele-health sessions, the fact remains that tele-health does not work well for many of our clients. Donate here to support AATPC operations during the COVID 19 crisis.
Becki Taylor, Development Director
Hope for Hooves
Please help Hope For Hooves Rescue and Adoption assist animals who cannot help themselves. Our mission is to provide a rescue and adoption center, and associated programs, for neglected, abused and abandoned equine and livestock. Through the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Hope For Hooves has suffered financially from lack of funds to care for the animals we love so dear. Like many other organizations, we do rely on grants, individual donations, and our annual fundraiser to assist these animals. We currently have several horses in our care, but our finances are rather thin. As long as no horses get sick (which we NEVER want, but sometimes happens), we may barely make it to our auction to replenish our funds. We have frozen our opportunity to rescue horses at this time, and are solely focusing on the ones we have.
To make a donation, please follow the link https://hopeforhoovescolorado.org/donate-now or send donations to:
Hope For Hooves Rescue and Adoption
6484 Stroh Road
Parker, CO 80134
You can also contact our Board President, Mimi Kuchman, at (303) 522-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center
Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center provides a safe, quality program that will serve people with special needs of all ages and abilities in Denver and the surrounding community using therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities. This program aims to build strength, improve balance and coordination, and achieve higher levels of concentration, confidence and self-esteem, and provide a safe, rewarding and fun experience for all of its participants.
Currently we are unable to hold any classes due to COVID-19, therefore, we have no income other than donations. We are reaching out to our community to help us support our horses so that we will have a program when we can return to serving our students. We hope to raise $5,000 per month to support our 7 horses for the duration of the stay-at-home order.
Please refer to Miracles TRC – Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center – Lafayette, CO or https://www.facebook.com/MiraclesTherapeuticRiding/
Faithfully K9 Service Dogs
Faithfully K9 Service Dog’s mission is to train veterans, first responders and civilians with PTSD or mobility issues to train their dog as their service dog. We also train first responders who cannot take their dog to work to train their dog to help at home with anxiety, nightmares and depression as skilled companions. We do not charge first responders or veterans for our services and therefore rely on donors, sponsors and grants to offset our costs. With the situation of the Corona Virus, donations are down and we could certainly use donations at this time. To donate, click here.
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25587 Conifer Rd. 105 #129
Conifer, Co 80433
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Youth & Family Services
Tennyson Center for Children
Tennyson Center for Children has served Colorado’s most neglected, abused, and traumatized children since 1904. We provide a safe, stable home for kids 5-18 who are facing critical circumstances and need residential care; an accredited, therapeutic K-12 school with a 3:1 student-to-staff ratio on our campus; and in-home and community services in 25 counties across the state to provide preventative services and therapy to strengthen families with children aged 0 to adulthood.
During COVID-19, we have shifted to remote care and we are in greater need than ever of additional equipment and supplies that were not anticipated. We currently have 30 children living on Tennyson’s campus and the round-the-clock staff support for them.
Among other items, we need:
· cleaning and medical supplies
· legal counsel
· cash donations *
*We no longer receive the USDA reimbursements we typically receive from school breakfasts and lunches.
Here is how your donations will impact our children:
$10,000 = Cost of Living on Campus for One Month—Per Child
$5,000 = Breakfast for All of Campus for One Month
$250 = Two Hour Therapy Session
$100 = Classroom Supplies
$75 = Dinner in a Cottage for One Night (Tennyson has four cottages)
$50 = Bedding for a child
$35 = Lunch for One Week for a Child
$25 = Movie Night
A Precious Child
A Precious Child is a nonprofit located in Broomfield, Colorado serving more than 57,000 children annually across eight counties within the Denver Metro area. Their mission is to provide opportunities and resources to children in need to empower them to achieve their full potential. Their team is working hard to provide emergency hygiene, cleaning and baby hygiene kits to hundreds of families in need who can’t afford these items. These kits are vital to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health of our community. Every donation makes a difference, especially during this time.
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7051 W. 118th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: 303.466.4272 ext. 124 | Cell: 720.427.8281
Our Front Porch
Our Front Porch
Our Front Porch helps people displaced by home fires and floods with disaster case management, trauma recovery therapy, and housing navigation. We also have a small rental property where people who have been affected by a small scale disaster can live affordably and safely while we help them find their next permanent housing. COVID-19 is having a significant effect on our clients, who are already in the process of recovering from a different disaster.
Jason Reid lost his 14 year old son to suicide two years ago. He didn’t see it coming. Now Jason is on a mission to educate families nationwide and help young people heal. During these uncertain times, when our children are trying to navigate their fast changing world, it is especially important that parents know how to identify warning signs. To guide them in having crucial conversations and check in on the mental health of their children.
The mission of ChooseLife.Org is to end teen suicide by 2030.
Current needs due to COVID-19 impacts: donations and awareness
Donations will go toward parent education events featuring therapists and experts, making sure parents know what to look for, how to have these important conversations and providing solutions.
Foster Source was founded in 2016 to improve the foster care experience by providing trauma-informed education and services to over 3,000 foster parents and children throughout Colorado who have been placed in temporary care environments after being removed from their homes due to abuse, parental incarceration and/or neglect. In addition to meeting our “typical” item requests like car seats, weighted items, mattresses, etc., COVID-19 has brought additional requests from foster parents. We are seeing many requests for help with meals, diapers, formula and mental health needs. Opportunities to help include:
To sponsor diapers or wipes for our families, visit our Amazon Wish List here: http://a.co/4qQLOWl
To sponsor a meal for a foster family of 6+, donate $25 here: https://fostersource.org/donate2/
To sponsor a mental health coaching session for a foster parent or a child in care, donate $100 here: https://fostersource.org/donate2/.
Renee Bernhard, Executve Director
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Colorado
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Colorado is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing hope and healing to children and families in the foster care system. We provide therapeutic services to individuals and families through our behavioral health and family preservation services.
Donation needs – Gift cards/Monetary gifts to support families basic needs during this crisis ex: food, toiletries, access to telehealth services. https://www.safy.org/donate
The Colorado Youth Congress
The Colorado Youth Congress supports 250 young leaders and their families across Colorado, many of whom work in the service sector and other hourly-wage jobs that will be hardest hit during this outbreak. Please consider donating to the CYC Emergency Cash Fund so that they can help families get by during this difficult time. 100% of gifts will go directly into the hands of families to pay necessary expenses.
Visit coyouthcongress.org/donate for more information and to donate.
Urban Peak of Denver has been working to support Denver’s youth homeless through programming outreach and shelters and guide them to self-sufficiency. There are multiple immersive and donation-based ways to help Urban Peak during this time, and their website provides detailed options.
- Donate goods and supplies through the Amazon wish list. They’ve updated it to reflect their highest priorities as well as wishes from some of the youth who are confronting the same anxiety as the rest of us.
- Support our crisis assistance fund,established to pay for critical supplies that will keep their facilities clean, feed our youth, support outreach and programs and offset the cost of providing additional paid sick leave for staff.
- Send a handwritten note of encouragement to a member of their staff or youth. Their goal is for each youth and staff member to receive at least one message over the next few weeks. You can also leave messages of support on Facebook or Instagram and they will pass along each message to a staff or youth. You can send these notes to: Urban Peak; c/o Tamar Berner, 2100 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
RMCLC works to legally advocate for children and families in tough situations and is asking for donations to continue supporting Colorado’s youth and families through the law.
1325 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222
Illuminate Colorado (Prevent Child Abuse America, Colorado Chapter)- Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign
Illuminate Colorado, in coordination with Prevent Child Abuse America, and other state and local community partners throughout Colorado, are engaging in a month-long nationwide awareness and impact campaign: “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!” to engage Coloradans in strengthening families to prevent child maltreatment. Buy pinwheels to support for making #greatchildhoods happen right now. All funds generated go to support the prevention of child abuse in Colorado.
Family Promise helps homeless and disadvantaged families in the Denver area, and right now they are lacking volunteers and funding to house their families. Donations to keep Family Promise families in a motel temporarily during the COVID-19 crisis is greatly needed.
Donation link: https://www.classy.org/give/184343/#!/donation/checkout
419 Lipan St,
Denver, CO 80204
Courtney Jensen, Director of Development
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Habitat for Humanity is helping those directly affected by the virus outbreak, many of those who are at the forefront of infection, such as service and healthcare workers and those already vulnerable to the financial troubles COVID-19 will cause. They are asking for online donations to aid them in their mission, and help those who at this time cannot afford to miss a paycheck.
3245 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80211
Mercy Housing Inc. (MHI)
Mercy Housing provides affordable housing during the national affordable housing crisis to low-income families, seniors, and those with special needs. They are asking for support for seniors, who are struggling to access food and supplies during this uncertain and stressful time. To help fill a senior’s pantry, visit this site: https://info.mercyhousing.org/fill-a-pantry
1600 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Heart & Hand
Heart & Hand is dedicated to supporting low-income families during the COVID-19 outbreak by providing them with food delivery, information on local resources, and contacting isolated youth. With barriers to healthcare and other resources, Heart & Hand is hoping for donations to continue pursuing their mission at this time, and for the future.
2736 Welton St #204, Denver, CO 80205
CBR YouthConnect, is an active 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been serving at-risk youth and families across the state of Colorado. For over 60 years, CBRYC has served more than 75,000 youth and families through an array of unique and high-impact in-home and community-based services. All services focus on child protection and family preservation. With schools and community programming closed for at least the next month, there are many children and youth left vulnerable to abuse and neglect. As an essential business, CBR YouthConnect is continuing to provide service to help mitigate the added concerns COVID-19 presents for these children, youth, and families. We anticipate an increase in referrals both during and especially following the stay-at-home orders for the state of Colorado. We are increasing our staff capacity to best meet the present and future needs of this vulnerable population as well as implementing new and creative ways to best meet their needs. But, we cannot do it alone, we need the community’s support. Click here to donate.
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d.b.a. CBR YouthConnect
Project PAVE’s mission is ending violence by empowering youth to build healthy relationships. To achieve this mission, PAVE provides therapy and support services to youth experiencing or witnessing violence and violence prevention and healthy masculinity education for middle and high school students reaching more than 4,000 people each year. Since the stay-at-home order, PAVE is providing therapy services, emergency supports, and assisting youth clients and their families with connecting to resources during what can be a dangerous time for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and other forms of relationship violence. PAVE is also working to provide virtual classes and educational content as our school partners move to virtual learning. The COVID19 outbreak has led to the cancellation of our largest fundraiser which brings in nearly 10% of our annual operating budget and we are seeking donations to support the continuation of our work. As we work to transition much of our content to a virtual format, we would also benefit from volunteers with expertise in technology or virtual content creation.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @ProjectPAVE
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is in need of online donations to provide food and other needed supplies to our older adults, refugees and foster families. Donations can be made at www.lfsrm.org/give-now/donate. Our older adult program is also in need of volunteers to assist with deliveries of meals and/or groceries to older adults and struggling families with young children (drop offs on the step/porch) in the Metro Area. Interested volunteers can contact us at Natalie.email@example.com.
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
Night Lights, a 501c3 nonprofit is a respite organization for families with children with special needs and their siblings. Each child is paired one-on-one with a trained, background-checked volunteer. There is a nurse on site for all Night Lights events to tend to the children with medical needs. Each evening, the children enjoy a variety of activities such as, sensory and gross motor play, arts and crafts, pet therapy, and movies. Night Lights is offered in four Denver area communities (Arvada, Broomfield, and Littleton) once a month, year around and is free to the families. Night Lights mission is to create a safe and accepting environment by providing respite care for children with special needs and their families. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we were unable to host our Spring fundraiser and some of our monthly donors have stopped contributing; therefore donations would help tremendously until we are able to resume hosting our quarterly fundraisers.
How you can help: donate at https://nightlightskids.org/donate/ or set up a business sponsorship
Contact information :
5890 S Alkire St
Littleton, CO 80127
Trailhead Community provides prevocational and life skills training, job placement, job coaching services, social events and community connection. Contributions to fund our project have stalled as expected due to COVID-19. We have postponed our 2020 event featuring Josh Blue until May of 2021. However we continue to make progress toward building the Trailhead Community and are seeking donations, https://www.trailheadcommunity.org/donate
Lois Brassfield, volunteer
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
The children and families served by the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as is the case of most under-resourced communities throughout the country. DCAC needs your support to continue providing critical services during this difficult time.
– Denver is cutting their budget, and DCAC has lost a major funding source that allows us to operate our Forensic Interview Program. We have committed to providing interview services in the near-term, but desperately need financial support to continue delivering this critical service.
– Art from the Heart, our largest fundraising event, will suffer the most and we rely heavily on funds generated from this special evening.
We need your help now more than ever. I want to thank you for your past support and ask you to consider a gift of $500 today, allowing us to continue to help provide justice and restore hope for the most severely abused children in the Denver area.
Donate to our COVID-19 Response Fund
Generation Schools Network
Based in Denver, but with reach throughout Colorado, Generation Schools Network is a 15 year organization that comes alongside schools, districts and BOCES, to help ensure every student thrives in school, work and life. With the majority of our staff having previously worked in schools as teachers, principals or superintendents, we are uniquely situated to support schools in solving their most pressing challenges, especially amid the COVID crisis, and to help create partnership that strengthen Colorado schools. To learn more or to donate: https://www.generationschools.org/donate
Alison Lauge, Sr. Director of Partnerships and Development
Hunger Free Colorado
COVID-19 is a growing issue in our state and country. Hunger Free Colorado is working to ensure our staff members and their families remain healthy while continuing our work to connect Coloradans to food resources. We’ve created this page to keep Coloradans up to date on how COVID-19 is affecting food access.
Denver Urban Gardens
Denver Urban Gardens supports more than 180 community gardens and 17,000 gardeners on 31 acres of land across the Denver metro area. Through youth and community education programs, DUG creates impact by building connection, skills, and resiliency around growing food. Annually, we distribute tens of thousands of seeds and seedlings to support everyone in our community who needs help to get growing.
With one in three Coloradoans facing food insecurity, DUG’s programs and gardens provide an accessible way for people to gain self-reliance and share their bounty with others in need. Please support us now as we celebrate our 35th anniversary by helping us reach our goal of raising $50,000!
Kelly Tomajko, Development Director
The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and our mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.
Help us distribute rapid response food packages to families facing food insecurity because of the COVID-19 outbreak by making a donation.
- $50 provides a package of emergency food staples for a family of four for one week
- $100 provides a package of emergency food staples for two families for one week
- $500 allows our Promotora (community outreach) team to package and distribute 100 packages of rescued food at no cost
- $1,000 provides a package of emergency food staples for 20 families for one week
Colfax Community Network (CNN)
Colfax Community Network is a place where people experiencing homelessness can connect, restore their dignity & become leaders in their own community. Through our after school program, community outreach, HIV testing or counseling, we offer a transformational space for those experiencing homelessness. Recently, we have served over 30 clients and their families from the food bank at CCN! The food bank is open to the general public every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. During this busy time, we are always in need of replenishing the food in the food bank, for all of the families in the community. If you would like to donate perishable or non-perishable food, or if you would like to organize a food drive, please reach out to Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Food Share
Community Food Share is a food bank fighting hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties by providing access to fresh, nutritious food through local partners and its onsite and mobile pantries. We have a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and are working toward getting more food out to the community. Your support can help us do it. Click here to donate.
650 S. Taylor Ave.,
Louisville, CO 80027
Boulder Food Rescue (BFR)
BFR provides vulnerable families access to food directly and is asking for volunteers to support them in donating financially, volunteering during delivery or stocking hours (if healthy) and contributing any household items. Detailed examples of donations and instructions on their plan to get involved are available here.
PO BOX 284 Boulder, CO 80306
Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS)
IFCS is a small, Englewood non-profit Emergency Food Provider in Englewood, CO that provides groceries to low-income families in the Denver community, and need financial donations to continue their efforts. With a small staff, they are hosting a drive-thru food box delivery – by appointment only – which serves up to eight (8) families per hour. Your gift is needed now to bring food and hope to our neighbors; because there can be enough for everyone. Your cash donation is needed to ensure The Market at IFCS continues to provide much needed grocery items to our low-income neighbors in need during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Donation link: https://onecanfeed.org/donation/
Contact us: https://onecanfeed.org/#contact
With monetary support, the organization can continue to stock their shelves and provide detailed care to each family receiving groceries from their location. In addition, healthy volunteers are welcome.
3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816
Cooking Matters Colorado
Cooking Matters works to teach families how to integrate low budget, nutritious meals into their lives through classes and fairs. With school closures and financial strain the virus is causing, Cooking Matters is asking for donations to continue helping these families bring healthy and affordable diets into their homes.
1824 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203
Food for Thought Denver
Food for Thought continues to eliminate childhood hunger in the Denver Metro area during the school year by providing PowerSacks to low income students every Friday. During the COVID-19 crisis, they are looking for $100,000 to help 3,000 families over an 8-week period. As always, they strictly use funds for program expenses. Each $4 buys one PowerSack – enough food to make 8 meals.
Phone: 303 941 6979
Metro Caring is committed to remaining open and providing nutritious food to families and older adults. 1 in 10 people in our community already struggles to put food on the table and COVID-19 is rapidly increasing the number of families in need of healthy food. We are experiencing record volumes with numbers growing daily.
Your financial contribution will allow us to:
- acquire additional food and essential household items as we stretch to meet increased need;
- purchase adequate cleaning supplies such as gloves, bleach, hand sanitizer, and masks;
- contract for delivery services to the most vulnerable community members; and
- cover stipends and increased personnel expenses to maintain our operations while many of our volunteers choose to stay home and (rightly so) prioritize their self-care.
Learn more about Metro Caring’s response to COVID-19.
1100 East 18th Avenue, Denver CO 80218
The Action Center
The Action Center is dedicated to providing food to disadvantaged families and supporting them through occupation programming, housing, and living resources in the Denver area. Donating non-perishable foods and volunteering your time to help hand out groceries to these families through their drive-thru distribution is greatly needed.
8755 W 14th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215
Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies works to provide food security for those from low-income backgrounds, and are working to continue providing that access during the outbreak, especially for those who will be going without wages. They welcome both volunteering and funding of any size, especially during this time.
10700 E 45th Ave, Denver, CO 80239
Loveland Community Kitchen
At Loveland’s Community Kitchen, we believe that all should have access to food. Everyone is eligible here; there are no requirements to come in and join us for a meal. Beginning Saturday, March 21, we will be serving 1 meal every day.This will be an evening meal as we want to continue to support those who are working and there are other resources throughout the day that are providing some sort of food resource. We are also expanding the hours to help manage the number of people that come. At the evening meal, people will also receive a sustainable food bag that will contain additional food. To make a donation, click here.
Loveland’s Community Kitchen
Health & Wellness
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado is working to protect the health of their current patients and those who have been exposed to COVID-19 every day and are asking for your support to keep up the spirit of the hospital’s youth. The playrooms are inaccessible for patients during the outbreak, and the hospital asks for donations, either in money or safe toy options, to meet a $20,000-valued monthly goal of toys for the children. More than 1,200 new toys every week are needed to provide for Children’s Hospital patients, many of which have emergent medical needs or chronic illnesses.
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box 045
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC) partners to create and implement educational programs, addressing the dynamic needs of students, providers, and community members. CCAHEC serves ten counties which make up the largest population with the greatest diversity in Colorado. Due to the strain COVID-19 is currently placing on the healthcare system, getting providers back to work is of the highest priority. We offer a nurse refresher course to allow nurses (RN or LPN) whose license has expired to return to work. If you’d like to sponsor a nurse and help us continue our mission during this difficult time please consider donating. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, however, you can fully cover the cost of tuition for one nurse by giving the amounts below.
RN Refresher: $2180
LPN Refresher: $1645
To donate, click here.
Central Colorado AHEC
10200 E. Girard Ave., B 131
Denver, CO 80231
Every Child Pediatrics
Every Child Pediatrics provides comprehensive, affordable health care to nearly 24,000 Colorado children. We are a longstanding nonprofit, formerly known as Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, and our mission is to provide high-quality health care to all children, regardless of their family’s insurance status or ability to pay. Please join us in supporting the health of all kids by donating here.
Kids First Health Care
During this challenging time, Kids First Health Care remains committed to our mission of improving the health and well-being of infants, children, and youth, as we work together to navigate this unprecedented situation. Financial contributions are the best way to support our work at this time. Your contribution will make a huge difference, as we care for our patients and make adjustments to protect public health. Please consider contributing online to support our work and feel free to reach out to Merrill Schmidt, Development and Communications Coordinator, with any questions.
STAR Institute is all about sensory processing for health and wellness. Disordered sensory processing can profoundly impact child development, relationships, academic and social success. STAR Institute is the premiere treatment center for disordered sensory processing. We provide support for feeding disorders, sensory anxiety and other sensory challenges. Many of our clients are on the autism spectrum or have ADHD / other developmental differences. Moving our services on-line means that in this time of extreme stress and change our clients can still access the services they need. Services that support connection, regulation and mitigate anxiety and depression. So many people need to continue to access STAR services. We want to reach more families in this time, especially when stress is so high at home.
We are ready to transition our services on-line but we can’t do it without support! You can help make it possible. Donations allow STAR to continue to reach out to children and families, $25 goes a long way to help. Your donation will make sure that families get the support they need.
6911 S Yosemite Street
Centennial, CO 80112
There with Care
There With Care provides a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis. They serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care. The There With Care COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND will provide essential staple items to families facing critical illness. Donate Now: COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Denver Development Director
Bikes Together has shown for over a decade how bicycles and bike education improve Denverites’ access to work, education, and recreation. In 2019, we had 6,440 participants use our Fix-Your-Bike program to repair their broken bikes! This means6,440 instances of people getting their hands on their own bikes, learning (and teaching!) new mechanical skills, sharing tools and resources, and fixing a bike instead of throwing it away. Our programs are essential infrastructure to ensure bicycle transportation and recreation remain accessible now and in the future!
While we are doing everything that we can to make our organization more lean in this extraordinary time, we also need your help to keep our small organization cranking! 65% of our budget is earned income from our bike shops and in our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (limiting the hours we are open and operating on a by-appointment basis) we are facing a significant financial shortfall.
Make a donation here today to allow Bikes Together to continue sharing bikes and bike knowledge with our community. Any donation helps!
Bikes Together Park Hill
2825 Fairfax St
Denver, CO 80207
Bikes Together Mariposa
1060 Osage St.
Denver, CO 80204
Bicycle Colorado envisions a Colorado where bicycling is always safe and accessible for everyone. When you donate and become a member of Bicycle Colorado, you enable us to advocate in the state legislature, to educate and encourage more people to ride and to build safer places for you to enjoy the freedom of being on a bicycle. And, as an added bonus, your membership is tax deductible! Together, we’re making Colorado a better place to live and ride.
Here are some resources for you and your family for riding bikes:
- Guidelines for riding during the COVID-19 pandemic
- How bicycling can help support your mental health
- Benefits of bicycling to Colorado
1525 Market Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
Erica Hine, Membership Manager
PCS for People
PCs for People needs computer donations to deal with the demand for affordable technology during the COVID-19 crisis. With donations from businesses or families, equitable access to education and information can be possible for those without technology access such as families, school districts and non-profit organizations. Contact email@example.com to discuss PCs for People’s services and pick up or drop off logistics.
Phone: 720-278-7725 x 847
A Little Help
A Little Help is a nonprofit organization that connects neighbors of all ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. To that end, we help older adults age well in their homes by connecting them to an important resource plentiful in every community: good neighbors. Many tasks around the house and yard chip away at independence, but through A Little Help, good neighbors can help with transportation, yard work, handiwork, home organization, and social engagement, empowering older adults to thrive where they have lived for decades and put down roots.
Current Needs: We are actively seeking donations to help us with our operating costs. We, like most businesses and nonprofits, have seen a significant decline in our revenue streams. We are still very busy trying to connect our members with our volunteers to provide care calls and make critical errand runs (groceries and medications). Additionally, we always have a need for new volunteers to sign up that will be able to assist our members in the future with our traditional services such as transportation, yard maintenance, snow shoveling, tech support and companionship.
A Little Help
2755 S. Locust St, Suite 220
Denver, CO 80222
As a vital resource for all people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in rural and urban communities across the state, Easterseals Colorado provides programs and supports that enhance quality of life and create opportunities for greater independence at home, at work and at play. By advocating for an equitable and inclusive Colorado, we ensure those we serve have the rights and resources to thrive.
We are in need of donations, support for upcoming events, and spreading the word about the Summer 2020 opportunities open to the public for the first time ever at our fully accessible camp in Empire, CO that unfortunately had to cancel all sessions for campers with disabilities this summer. Click here to donate.
Lizzie Voss, Marketing Director
393 S Harlan St, Suite 250, Lakewood, CO 80226
P 303.233.1666 x 233
Ark Valley Helping Hands
Ark Valley Helping Hands is a neighbor-to-neighbor, non-profit, volunteer-based organization in Chaffee County! We support the elders in our community in remaining in their homes and remaining an integrated part of our communities.
Your donation will help support our efforts to help seniors age well at home. Our Village is part of a web of local resources for seniors and their families. We work closely with a number of other important senior service organizations to create as many aging support solutions as possible.
Your generous donations make it possible for seniors at all income levels to be Village members, supplementing membership fees and providing much-needed services. To donate: https://arkvalley.helpfulvillage.com/fundraising_campaigns/1-general-fund