2018 Grant Recipients
The Blue Bench mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and the community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.
Capitol Hill Community Services
The mission of CHCS is to provide reliable, healthy meals to the homeless and poor that will enable a return to self-sufficient life. In addition to very good food, they also serve dignity and respect to their clients.
CrossPurpose is a non-profit organization abolishing relational, economic, and spiritual poverty through career and community development.
The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. They also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.
Dominican Home Heath Agency
The mission of DHHA is to provide quality nursing care and related services to the sick in their homes. They give priority to the poor, foster the integrity of family life and assist the elderly and chronically ill to stay at home. They provide these services without regard to the origin, creed or other status of the individual.
Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (El Centro)
Their mission is to promote the rights and well-being of day laborers and domestic workers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action and advocacy.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness.
Hope Center is a community-based agency dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, developmental delays and persons in need or specialized educational or vocational services. These services are provided in order to develop, maintain, and enhance the functioning of each enrollee.
They strengthen communities and provide pathways to economic and personal opportunity through affordable housing, educational programs and support services.
Joshua Station (JS) grew out of a desire by staff at Mile High Ministries (their parent organization) to help homeless families in Denver. JS helps families move from homelessness to stable housing and self-sufficiency through transitional housing, holistic support services, counseling, skill development, parenting guidance, and educational support. They allow homeless families to stay together and receive the assistance they need to successfully transition into stable housing and decrease likelihood of recurring homelessness.
Metro Caring meets people’s immediate food needs while sustainably addressing the root cause of hunger: poverty. They provide nutritious groceries to our hungry neighbors, and also offer comprehensive, wrap-around anti-hunger programming so that families can break the cycle of poverty.
Open Door Ministries
Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Their primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions.
Their mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
Senior Assistance Center
Senior Assistance Center (SAC) provides needed services to senior citizens. SAC has seen changes in the demographics of its senior clients as the number of homeless seniors grows, grandparents raising children and seniors who had never lived in poverty found themselves needing help. SAC is dedicated to evolving as an organization to better meet the changing needs of their clients.
Senior Housing Options, Inc.
Senior Housing Options, Inc. (SHO) serves low and moderate income elderly and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
St. Francis Center
St. Francis Center provides shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness. St. Francis Center’s programs and services are tailored toward adult women and men, and focus on daytime shelter, social services, health and wellness, housing, employment, and outreach.
Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.
We Don’t Waste
We Don't Waste supports the community and environment by reclaiming and redistributing quality food to those in need.