Colorado Gives Day is the annual celebration of Coloradan changemakers and the organizations that work day in and day out to push their communities forward. A product of Colorado’s own Community First Foundation, ColoradoGives.org partners with nearly 3000 nonprofits throughout the state and has facilitated over $355 million in donations since its inception in 2007.
Taking place on December 8, ColoradoGives’ annual philanthropic holiday, Colorado Gives Day, makes partnering with these organizations easy with its convenient online platform. Here are just a few examples among the thousands of dynamic organizations you can partner with on Colorado Gives Day.
Out Boulder County
Out Boulder County serves and supports Boulder’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities through advocacy, education, and various support programs. Thanks to the efforts of nearly 150 committed volunteers, this nonprofit connects with over 15,000 people annually and is steadily growing. Support Out Boulder County’s current initiatives or learn more about how to get involved here.
Defy Ventures Colorado
Defy Ventures Colorado seeks to reconstruct and restore the lives of those currently and formerly incarcerated. Through prison-based education and vocational programs, this organization aims to help community members with criminal histories find employment and establish careers. In doing so, Defy Ventures Colorado seeks to positively affect over 50% of people who return to prison within three years of release due to post-incarceration unemployment. Help Defy Ventures Colorado’s reach its year-end fundraising goal here.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA)
With more than 100,000 visitors, twelve unique exhibitions, and 500 events annually, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art has been an essential part of Boulder’s vibrant arts community for 48 years. Help BMoCA continue to serve as a source of creative community enrichment through inspiring contemporary art here.
Dairy Arts Center
From inspiring meaningful dialogue to helping people establish their own identity, the arts undoubtedly play a vital role in the betterment of a community. The Dairy Arts Center helps bring people together in a meaningful way with an inclusive venue space for performers of all skill levels. Support this nonprofit by attending a virtual event or donating here.
I Have a Dream
Since 1992, The I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County has positively impacted the lives of at-risk youth in the community through tutoring, scholarship assistance, long-term mentorship, and relationship development. Empower a child to achieve their long-term academic goals by sponsoring a Dreamer Scholar. Learn more here.
Sioux Indian Reservation YMCA
The Sioux Indian Reservation YMCA helps reservation children and families reach the full potential through a variety of events and engaging youth programs. The nation’s only YMCA on a Native American reservation, the organization is committed to promoting healthy family development and instill character traits of caring, honesty, respect, and respect, while also preserving traditional Lakota values. The Sioux Indian Reservation YMCA has a goal of raising $150,000 by the end of the year. Donate here.
Family Learning Center
In its 34 years of community service, the Family Learning Center has impacted over 14,000 children and families. Through its extensive educational, wellness, and family support programs, this organization helps empower economically disenfranchised students of all ages to reach their potential. Learn more here.
The Boulder Area is home to no shortage of organizations that are consistently making a tangible difference in their community. On Colorado Gives Day, you have a great opportunity to partner with these incredible organizations directly and play a vital role in helping them achieve their goals. Mark your calendars for December 8 and visit ColoradoGives.org to help continue building a stronger, healthier community.