2008 Grantees

Public Policy & Advocacy

9 to 5, Colorado Chapter Improving the workplace for women and strengthening the ability of low-wage/low-income women in Colorado to win economic justice$20,000
Center for Independent Media / ColoradoConfidential.com Combining the immediacy of blogging with time-honored journalistic inquiry and providing a platform for overlooked stories, policy and campaign analysis$5,000
CIRC - Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Defends and advances justice for all immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States$10,000
Colorado ACORN Organizing and empowering low- and moderate-income Denver families to address economic and social inequalities$2,500
Colorado Center on Law and Policy Advocating for justice and economic security for lower income Coloradans$15,000
Colorado Progressive Coalition Uniting diverse communities on issues of racial, economic, environmental, and social justice to build a more progressive future for Colorado$25,000
FRESC Educating, organizing, and empowering the working families of the Front Range to hold governments and corporations accountable for responsible community-centered development$15,000
Latina Initative Cultivating, supporting, and maintaining the civic involvement of Latinas in Colorado$15,000
Padres Unidos Working for educational equity, student rights, and justice for immigrants$2,500
Rights for All People / Derechos Para Todos Organizing immigrants and their allies to achieve justice, dignity, and human rights$15,000
The GLBT Center Providing a source of strength and belonging for GLBT people in metropolitan Denver and throughout the state of Colorado$2,500

Direct Services

Access CounselingProviding low-cost counseling services$3,000
Alternatives for YouthPromoting academic success through positive choices$3,000
Attention HomesProviding safe shelter & support for at-risk youth$3,000
Boulder County Housing AuthoritySupporting Casa de la Esperanza's work to provide greater opportunities and success to the farm worker community in Longmont$3,000
Community Action Development CorporationOrganizing around low-income issues to create opportunites for empowerment and self-reliance$3,000
Growing GardensCultivating community through gardening$3,000
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder CountyAssisting low-income community members with immigration matters$3,000
Impact on EducationBuilding support for education in the Boulder Valley School District$5,000
Intercambio de ComunidadesReducing language & cultural barriers for immigrants$6,000
Mountain Mammas CharitiesHelping women, youth, and families connect with nature and better understand and navigate their own lives$1,000
Moving to End Sexual Assualt (MESA)Addressing the causes & consequences of sexual assault in Boulder County$15,000
OASOS - Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation SupportIncreasing healthy behaviors & decreasing risky behaviors of LGBTIQ youth in Boulder County$3,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsProviding free & low-cost health services to teens in Longmont$6,000
Project YESProviding leadership opportunities for young people through the arts & service learning$4,500
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain ValleyProviding safety & support to women & children who are affected by domestic violence$3,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonviolenceWorking to end violence against women and youth$3,000
TEENS, Inc.Offering youth employment, training, & support$4,500
Tides Center / The Body PositiveSupporting Boulder Youth Body Alliance's efforts to prevent eating disorders and weight preoccupation among youth in Boulder Valley$3,000
United Black Women of Boulder ValleyProviding social, educational, spiritual, & emotional support for African American families$2,500
Volunteer ConnectionPromoting volunteerism in Boulder County$1,000
YMCA - Boulder CountyCreating a supportive environment for youth to refuel emotionally, socially & physically$3,000
YWCA - Boulder CountyProviding at-risk youth empowerment opportunities$3,000

Trustee Awards

Alliance for JusticeStrengthening the public interest community's ability to influence public policy$2,500
ARC Thrift of ColoradoEnhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities $5,000
Boulder Valley Women's Health CenterProviding quality health care for women$5,000
Center for International Human Rights, Law & AdvocacyEngaging graduate & law students at DU to protect and promote international human rights$6,000
CO Criminal Justice Reform CoalitionReversing the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado$10,000
COLOREducating, promoting, & advocating for health care and reproductive rights for Latinas$7,500
Colorado Ethics WatchUsing legal actions to hold public officials & organizations accountable for unethical activities $5,000
Colorado Media MattersComprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the media$2,500
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center / Veterans Helping Veterans NowProviding assistance & fellowship to veterans$3,000
Green Heart InstituteProviding inspiration & solutions to people in order to reduce environmental impact$4,000
League of Conservation Voters Education FundEngaging and educating voters on environmental issues, and continuing to give a voice to the environmental majority$5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado FoundationSupporting educational programs that promote informed reproductive choices$10,000
OUR CenterUnifying resources to meet people's needs & help Longmont residents move toward self-sufficiency$5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky MountainsPromoting informed reproductive health decisions$10,000
The Railyard DogsProviding downtown Denver and Highland’s dogs an off-leash park$1,000
The White House ProjectAdvancing women's leadership at all levels in all communities$2,500
Women's Foundation of ColoradoPromoting the full participation of women and girls in society$1,000
Working America Education FundProviding overlooked communities a progressive perspective on economic issues$2,500

Special Projects

Chinook FundTransforming our society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression$10,000
New Mexico Community FoundationContributing to public discourse on important issues in New Mexico and across the United States$5,000
The Bell Policy CenterIdentifying and promoting policies that help individuals and families access opportunity and move toward self-sufficiency$80,000
Women Donors NetworkUniting powerful, visionary women who are committed to effecting lasting fundamental change$16,000

University of Colorado

University of Colorado FoundationHonoring Lucile Berkeley Buchanan's memory and supporting Women & Gender Studies$1,000