Thirty-five years ago, when Lisa Steven and Amie Walton met while assisting in a support group for teen parents like themselves, they were shocked to see how so many of the girls lived in fear, shame, hunger or pain — even in their own homes. It was even more shocking to discover how many were actually homeless, Steven said.
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The Aurora Police Department, Food Bank of the Rockies, area school districts and several nonprofits are teaming up to provide 1,000 families with resources to last throughout the summer.
“Bookings are coming in fast and furious,” said an elated Larry DiPasquale, founder and chairman of Epicurean Catering Group. “Our sales team is working overtime.”
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The Caring for Denver Foundation continues to put money approved by city voters into improving mental health and fighting substance misuse, announcing $11 million for the its Alternatives to Jail initiative.
Sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation and Center for Creative Leadership, the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program is a customized leadership program for CEOs and executive directors of Colorado organizations.
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Kline is the national policy director for the nonprofit that advocates simplifying voting and helping state and local governments do it the right way, because until the politics of last year, few if any of Colorado's mail ballots were viewed suspiciously.
Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation, has awarded Denver Animal Protection $50,000 for a new pilot program to help keep people and their pets together in homes.
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The Colorado Business Roundtable, the coalition of top executives, is adding four board members: Jeff Bloomquist, Brenda Egger, David K. Schunk and Chris Wright.
Romanoff, the former president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, will run the Family Visitor Programs in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.
Jesse Ogas knows results aren’t going to come overnight, but the executive director of Firefly Autism is confident that a movement to do for Autism Spectrum Disorders what the Sie and Whitten families have done for Down syndrome is going to change the way the world sees – and funds – this complicated disorder affecting one in every 54 children in Colorado.
The Denver nonprofit Children’s Opportunity Foundation has donated $10 million to Aurora Public Schools and the Aurora Public Schools Foundation for the construction of a state-of-the-art sports complex.
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It will be the only exhibit of its kind in the United States to share the history of the massacre from the viewpoint of Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members.
The Mending Roots Forest Project hopes to plant 200 trees to remember young people killed by guns in Denver. The living memorial in northeast Park Hill would be called the Mending Roots Forest.
Attorney General Phil Weiser has joined 16 other top prosecutors in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge by conservative groups to state laws that require reporting of nonprofits' major donors.
Before COVID-19 reared its ugly head in Colorado, exacting a devastating toll on lives and livelihoods, the nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado had evidence that one in every four Colorado households struggled to pay monthly utility bills.
Downtown Denver’s History Colorado Center is launching a new engagement initiative, “Building Denver,” designed to help the city bounce back better following the COVID-19 pandemic.
About half of those looking for a job are interested in changing their line of work.
More than 60 high school seniors in the Denver metro area were awarded the Daniels Fund scholarship this year, one of the most prestigious and lucrative scholarship programs in the state.
Michal Rosenoer is moving on from Emerge Colorado to Hipcamp, the online outdoor recreation marketplace, as its government affairs manager starting next month.
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As the third and largest round of federal stimulus dollars is poised to be released to millions of Americans, some Christian churches and faith groups are rebooting a benevolent movement that started last year.
The grant request was unusual for the coalition.
She was a good girl. Molly, the late golden retriever from Denver, might prove to be as good a girl as this world has known.
Colorado Politics: As president and CEO of the Community First Foundation, some say you run a nonprofit’s nonprofit. Can you tell us how the foundation operates in a normal year?
Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows includes 29 policy leaders in the program, which is put on by the Hunt Institute, an education policy nonprofit founded by former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.
It may not be long until hotel ballrooms buzz with the movers, shakers and policymakers who dutifully donned tuxedos and ball gowns to sip, sup and raise big bucks for hundreds of worthy Colorado causes before the pandemic hit. But virtual events have had their benefits for nonprofit groups, so they might stay around in some fashion.
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