2008 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5, Colorado ChapterImproving the workplace for women and strengthening the ability of low-wage/low-income women in Colorado to win economic justice$20000
Center for Independent Media / ColoradoConfidential.comCombining the immediacy of blogging with time-honored journalistic inquiry and providing a platform for overlooked stories, policy and campaign analysis$5000
CIRC - Colorado Immigrant Rights CoalitionDefends and advances justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$10000
Colorado ACORNOrganizing and empowering low- and moderate-income Denver families to address economic and social inequalities$2500
Colorado Center on Law and PolicyAdvocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$15000
Colorado Progressive CoalitionUniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$25000
FRESCEducating, organizing, and empowering the working families of the Front Range to hold governments and corporations accountable for responsible community-centered development$15000
Latina InitativeCultivating, supporting, and maintaining the civic involvement of Latinas in Colorado$15000
Padres UnidosWorking for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$2500
Rights for All People / Derechos Para TodosOrganizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$15000
The GLBT CenterProviding a source of strength and belonging for GLBT people in metropolitan Denver and throughout the state of Colorado$2500

Direct Services

Access CounselingProviding low-cost counseling services$3000
Alternatives for YouthPromoting academic success through positive choices$3000
Attention HomesProviding safe shelter & support for at-risk youth$3000
Boulder County Housing AuthoritySupporting Casa de la Esperanza's work to provide greater opportunities and success to the farm worker community in Longmont$3000
Community Action Development CorporationOrganizing around low-income issues to create opportunites for empowerment and self-reliance$3000
Growing GardensCultivating community through gardening$3000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting low-income community members with immigration matters$3000
Impact on EducationBuilding support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$5000
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language & cultural barriers for immigrants$6000
Mountain Mammas CharitiesHelping women, youth, and families connect with nature and better understand and navigate their own lives$1000
Moving to End Sexual Assualt (MESA)Addressing the causes & consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$15000
OASOS - Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation SupportIncreasing healthy behaviors & decreasing risky behaviors of LGBTIQ youth in Boulder County$3000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding free & low-cost health services to teens in Longmont$6000
Project YESProviding leadership opportunities for young people through the arts & service learning$4500
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women & children who are affected by domestic violence$3000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceWorking to end violence against women and youth$3000
TEENS, Inc.Offering youth employment, training, & support$4500
Tides Center / The Body PositiveSupporting Boulder Youth Body Alliance's efforts to prevent eating disorders and weight preoccupation among youth in Boulder Valley$3000
United Black Women of Boulder ValleyProviding social, educational, spiritual, & emotional support for African American families$2500
Volunteer ConnectionPromoting volunteerism in Boulder County$1000
YMCA - Boulder CountyCreating a supportive environment for youth to refuel emotionally, socially & physically$3000
YWCA - Boulder CountyProviding at-risk youth empowerment opportunities$3000

Trustee Awards

Alliance for JusticeStrengthening the public interest community's ability to influence public policy$2500
ARC Thrift of ColoradoEnhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities $5000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for women$5000
Center for International Human Rights, Law & AdvocacyEngaging graduate & law students at DU to protect and promote international human rights$6000
CO Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$10000
COLOREducating, promoting, & advocating for health care and reproductive rights for Latinas$7500
Colorado Ethics WatchUsing legal actions to hold public officials & organizations accountable for unethical activities $5000
Colorado Media MattersComprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the media$2500
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center / Veterans Helping Veterans NowProviding assistance & fellowship to veterans$3000
Green Heart InstituteProviding inspiration & solutions to people in order to reduce environmental impact$4000
League of Conservation Voters Education FundEngaging and educating voters on environmental issues, and continuing to give a voice to the environmental majority$5000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationSupporting educational programs that promote informed reproductive choices$10000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs & help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$5000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsPromoting informed reproductive health decisions$10000
The Railyard DogsProviding downtown Denver and Highland’s dogs an off-leash park$1000
The White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership at all levels in all communities$2500
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1000
Working America Education FundProviding overlooked communities a progressive perspective on economic issues$2500

Special Projects

Chinook FundTransforming our society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression$10000
New Mexico Community FoundationContributing to public discourse on important issues in New Mexico and across the United States$5000
The Bell Policy CenterIdentifying and promoting policies that help individuals and families access opportunity and move toward self-sufficiency$80000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women who are committed to effecting lasting fundamental change$16000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationHonoring Lucile Berkeley Buchanan's memory and supporting Women & Gender Studies$1000