18 nonprofits awarded funds for social services projects

18 nonprofits awarded funds for social services projects

December 4, 2014 — Eighteen Colorado nonprofits focused on social services programming have been awarded a combined $770,000 from the Boettcher Foundation to support capital campaigns.

“The Boettcher Foundation is honored to support the organizations that are making a difference in the lives of Coloradans,” said Tim Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation. “Whether they are feeding the hungry, providing programming for individuals with disabilities, or assisting the most vulnerable members of our communities, these organizations embody Colorado’s collaborative spirit, and we are pleased to contribute to their work.”

The projects selected for funding by the Board of Trustees represent efforts that provide social services in Colorado and include organizations addressing basic needs, self-sufficiency, and protective services.

Community enrichment projects selected for funding this year are:

Adam’s Camp – Granby, $25,000
Toward construction of a new Adam’s Camp facility at YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch to expand therapy programming for children with disabilities

Alternatives to Violence – Loveland, $35,000
Toward purchase and renovation of two facilities for a domestic violence safehouse and a counseling center

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado – Pueblo, $35,000
Toward purchase of warehouse and office space to facilitate processing and packaging bulk food for distribution in the Pueblo area

Denver Inner City Parish – Denver, $25,000
Toward renovation of facility housing the Parish’s La Academia, adult learning programs and community events

Denver Rescue Mission – Denver, $100,000
Toward construction of new administrative facility and creation of Lawrence St. Community Center providing basic services to the homeless

Easter Seals Colorado – Lakewood, $50,000
Toward purchase and renovation of a facility to house intergenerational programming for individuals with disabilities

Elderhaus Adult Day Program – Fort Collins, $25,000
Toward purchase of a building to house an adult day program

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado – Denver, $60,000
Toward expansion of early learning center and family services center

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley Inc. – Grand Junction, $75,000
Toward a separate shelter building for women and children and additional space for self-sufficiency programming

House of Neighborly Service – Loveland, $75,000
Toward the “Life Center,” a hub for the Loveland community’s social service organizations and nonprofit startups

Intercambio: Uniting Communities – Longmont, $25,000
Toward purchase of a facility to expand capacity for programs supporting immigrants through education and community engagement

Mental Health Center of Denver – Denver, $50,000
Toward a child and family community programming hub and mental health center in North Denver

Parker Task Force for Human Services – Parker, $25,000
Toward construction of a new facility, which serves as Parker’s social services hub

Pikes Peak United Way – Colorado Springs, $15,000
Toward expansion of the 2-1-1 Call Center and reception area

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Denver, $50,000
Toward the addition of 44 rooms to the Denver House to meet the increasing need of families with seriously ill children

Servicios de La Raza – Denver, $25,000
Toward new headquarters facility to consolidate staff and services for low-income, Spanishspeaking community members

St. Francis Center – Denver, $25,000
Toward renovation of the day shelter to improve safety, storage availability and shower capacity for homeless individuals

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch – Denver, $50,000
Toward renovations to create a Veterans’ Service Center providing comprehensive services for homeless veterans and their families

About the Boettcher Foundation

At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org.


Kristi Arellano

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