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We are pleased to announce that these local businesses have been awarded administrative assistant support and mentorship by a grant from the AMPLIFY Fund! We are excited to see them build on their demonstrated commitment and capacity for growth. Please support them!

Pictured L to R: Ashlee Berghoff (A Squared Coach), Carla Hall, Brenda Mosby, Sheila Hughes, Shalon Bowens, Patience Elkins, Leontyne Ashmore, Osa Aihie (Colorado Enterprise Fund Coach).

Not pictured: Awardees Jice Johnson and Darrick Wrenn

Black Business Initiative

Jice Johnson, Founder & CVO

The mission of the Black Business Initiative is to build a vibrant community of Black Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Leaders. 

Global Empowerment and Education

Darrick Wrenn


Our user-friendly and technologically advanced software not only supports all-size companies but can turn any of your professional skills into an online course.

Glow Up Counseling & Consulting

Sheila Hughes, Owner

My desire is to help adults and adolescents on their path of discovery toward self-fulfillment. Using evidence-based treatment practices, we work together to uncover the core barriers of living your life to the fullest.

Denver Black Pages

Carla Ladd, President

The Denver Black Pages is a community resource and entertainment guide designed to connect Black businesses to the consumers who want to support them.

LaLa Fashions

Shalon Bowens, CEO
LaLafashions Is an upscale clothing department store with out the markup providing a personal shopping experience.

Lisbeth Joe

Leontyne Ashmore, Founder
Lisbeth Joe is an own branded barefoot/minimalist shoe company, designed for the modern woman. The shoes are stylish while also functional and healthy for your feet.

Mosby Employment Services

Brenda Mosby, Owner
We work with individuals with disabilities and help them reach their highest potential in order for them to obtain employment.

Pure Patience Cancer Foundation

Patience Elkins, CEO

Pure Patience Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to navigate through and beyond cancer. This will be achieved through involvement in research, early detection and offering resources that meet the unique needs of the BIPOC population.

The AMPLIFY Fund was created in November, 2020 in conjunction with the AMPLIFY: Expanding Black Influence panel discussion. The event’s aim was to help participants gain understanding of access barriers encountered by Black leaders and discover actions for greater racial equity in our community. Donors, many who gave as an act of personal reparations, funded the first grant cycle. In June, 2021 four awardees were named. We are excited to expand our funding capacity as well as professional services available, funding eight awardees this cycle through a partnership with the Colorado Enterprise Fund. Donations to the AMPLIFY Fund may be made by selecting AMPLIFY Fund in the dropdown menu:

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Amplify fund grant

June 9, 2021

The Trinity Denver AMPLIFY Fund Grant Awards Committee is pleased to congratulate the following businesses receiving inaugural grants of the AMPLIFY Fund:


We wish the recipients well as they continue in their vitality and commitment to growing their businesses and we encourage support of these businesses! Please click on the links above to explore them.


The AMPLIFY Fund is an initiative of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Anti-Racist Allyship. Our mission is to expand the influence of Black-owned businesses by helping to dismantle financial barriers through small-business support. This grant specifically funds the opportunity for Black entrepreneurs to employ an hourly Virtual Assistant for twelve weeks. Optional guidance by an expert in the field on how to structure work and manage the time of a Virtual Assistant for maximum effectiveness is available at no cost. While most business owners will be working to build earnings capacity for retaining administrative support some may have a specific short-term project that can be accomplished with grant funding.


Please check back for the announcement of future grant cycles.





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This webinar was held on November 16th at 7pm which featured a panel hosted by Pastor Ken Brown, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. The discussion helped gain understanding of access barriers encountered by Black business and non-profit leaders as well as discover actions that we all can take for greater racial equity in your community.

Panelists included:

John Reid

Lotte Lieb Dula - retired financial strategist and Founder


Adrian Miller


John Common - CEO, Intelligent Demand


Dzirae Gold - Special Musical Guest


Ken Brown, Senior Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church


Reference Articles

Systemic Effects of Racism Amplified by Covid-19:

Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations:

Barriers to Black-owned Businesses:

Expanding Racial Justice in the Workplace:

Video: Rachel Rogers Town Hall Panel on how businesses/organizations can set and reach goals for racial justice:

Challenges to Funding Black-Led Non-profits:

Lack of Black Influence on Boards: