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Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement, hosted by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, to celebrate philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Its $1 Million Incentive Fund is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country, and the third-party processing fee of 2 percent is one of the lowest in the country. Plus, every donation is tax deductible.

5280 magazine is a proud sponsor of the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. We invite you to read this special section to learn more about the charities that help our vibrant community thrive. Select a nonprofit cause that speaks to you, and make a donation on December 6.




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9Health Fair

Helping Kids. Building Communities.

2017 W. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 892-9200 When the school bell rings at the end of every day, thousands of kids across metro Denver pour out of classrooms and into their afterschool routines. For some, this means heading home where they are met by a parent who helps them with homework before driving them to basketball practice and piano lessons. For others in our community, afterschool options are far less certain, stable, and safe.

Alternatives for Youth 1139 Delaware St. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 698-4455

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As the largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health and education program in the nation, 9Health Fair has provided life-saving health screenings and education to 2.1 million Coloradans over the last 36 years. With the sole mission of granting access to affordable and convenient prevention and early detection, 9Health Fair empowers Coloradans to Own their Health. Through unique partnerships and endorsements, 9Health Fair is a leader in inspiring healthy actions. Your donation provides important health screenings, education, and awareness for thousands of Coloradans.

24 Ninth Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 776-8184 iTHRIVE is a six week, early intervention, substance abuse program helping teens 12–17 and their parents in the Boulder, St. Vrain, Adams County, and Denver school districts. Through a combination of group psycho-education, pro-social activities, and parental education and support, our program directly addresses the emotional and social shortcomings which are driving teens into substance use. iTHRIVE also presents to teens and parents throughout the school districts about the negative effects of substance use on the adolescent brain and body.

Arrupe Jesuit High School 4343 Utica St. Denver, CO 80212 (720) 726-3440 By enhancing the human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of our students through a rigorous, innovative, and affordable collegeprep education, we offer hope for a brighter future to Denver’s underserved youth. “Community partnership offers more meaningful opportunity. Opportunity for the future. For the future of our kids, for their families, for the city. You want a better Denver, Arrupe Jesuit helps to build it.” – Michael O’Hagan, Principal Your gifts to Arrupe Jesuit High School empower graduates, returning as leaders in their communities.

Birds of Prey Foundation 2290 S. 104th St. Broomfield, CO 80020 (303) 460-0674 The Birds of Prey Foundation is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of Colorado’s injured and orphaned avian wildlife. Our mission is to return healthy members of the breeding population to their natural habitat and foster compassion for wildlife in distress by teaching new generations about wildlife through educational outreach. Each year over 800 sick and injured birds arrive for care from all over Colorado and neighboring states. Most birds that are admitted have severe injuries. The birds are often depressed, scared, and in severe pain, yet have an incredible will to live.

With 15 locations in the metro Denver area and a summer camp, Boys & Girls Clubs are there for kids where and when they need us most. Our membership is open to all youth ages 6–18, and for $2 annually, our Club members have access to a wealth of programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives. Your donations and support of Boys & Girls Clubs makes a difference for thousands of kids and families in our community.

Denver Rescue Mission 6100 Smith Rd. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1815 For 124 years, Denver Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the most vulnerable men, women, and children in Colorado through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, permanent housing assistance, and community outreach. The oldest full-service Christian charity in the Rocky Mountain region, Denver Rescue Mission operates eight facilities in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado including: Lawrence Street Shelter, Lawrence Street Community Center, Champa House, The Crossing, Harvest Farm, Fort Collins Rescue Mission, Ministry Outreach Center, and Administration & Education Building. When you give to the Mission, you are often providing for the emergency needs of people experiencing homelessness through warm meals, safe shelter, and essential clothing. Additionally, you are offering life-changing opportunities for men, women, and families who need a second chance. The programs at the Mission guide people on a path toward a productive and self-sufficient lifestyle.

At Boys & Girls Clubs, we know the hours between 3:00–6:00 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and the time when kids are most likely to engage in risky behaviors. We also know that today in our metro Denver community, children are facing obstacles more challenging than ever before. Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities.

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AfricAid 1031 33rd St. Suite 174 Denver, CO 80205 (303) 351-4928 AfricAid supports girls’ education in Africa, presenting young women with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities. Our Tanzanian mentors provide an intensive, two-year training in leadership, entrepreneurship, healthy living, confidence, and life skills to empower Tanzania’s brightest and most motivated young women to reach their full potential and become catalysts for change. 93% of our Scholars continue to a university education in a country where only 3% of women receive a tertiary education.

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American Diabetes Association 2460 W. 26th Ave. Suite 500C Denver, CO 80211 (720) 855-1102 From research labs to the halls of the Capitol, to offices of health care providers and homes nationwide, the American Diabetes Association is there. We are the only organization pursuing treatments, prevention, and cures for all types of diabetes and fighting for the rights of all people affected. Our comprehensive approach to our priority investment areas—Research, Health Care Excellence, Advocacy, and Total Wellness—brings our mission to life through diabetes camps, Diabetes Prevention Program, corporate wellness, and more. View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

Bayaud Enterprises 333 W. Bayaud Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 830-6885 Since 1969, Bayaud Enterprises has helped thousands of individuals with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness with customized training and support to obtain gainful employment, benefits, or health care. Our goal is to provide individuals with hope, opportunities, and choice. We believe that being employed and self-sufficient is essential to health and well-being. One by one, job by job, Bayaud Enterprises is raising the economic vitality of Denver and making it a productive, inclusive community. Your support will provide critical services impacting people being able to be economically independent and part of the Denver community. View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

Canine Partners of the Rockies 651 Potomac St. Suite E Aurora, CO 80011 (303) 364-9040 “As he walked up the sidewalk, I just had this feeling ‘I’ve been waiting for him my whole life.’” –Peri meeting her service dog, Morgan There are more than 275,000 people in Colorado with various disabilities who face significant barriers every day. Without a way to live more independently, they can find themselves isolated. Canine Partners creates new possibilities for Coloradans by partnering them with highly-skilled service dogs. Your donation will help raise, train, and place service dogs with Coloradans in need of their support to live more fulfilling lives.

“It’s easy to wonder what makes one organization more deserving than another, and we see why now because we were affected by it.” – Joe and Alice, Mission supporters and parents to a New Life Program graduate from Denver Rescue Mission There are various volunteer opportunities with the Mission including: serving meals, mentoring adults or children, tutoring adults or children, sorting warehouse items, gardening at the Farm, providing childcare, and praying for the Mission’s greatest needs. For more information on how to get involved, visit Mission Statement: Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

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Girls on the Run is a physical activitybased positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Through Girls on the Run, girls learn to honor their voices, celebrate their bodies, and embrace their gifts.

At Carin’ Clinic, we take the time to care for the whole person and provide complete primary care including well-child physical exams, immunizations, and care for minor, acute, and chronic illnesses.

Chelsea Hutchison Foundation grants comfort and hope to those affected by epilepsy through providing monitoring resources, vital information, and a safe haven for conversation and community. We educate the public about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and provide grants for seizure-response dogs and life-saving movement monitors that help protect against SUDEP. Chelsea’s Wish sends epilepsy patients to Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo at Disneyland. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals/families greater independence, increased confidence, and community understanding.





4040 Campus Delivery Colorado 4-H Foundation Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-1537 H

15101 E. Iliff Ave. Suite 200 Aurora, CO 80014 (720) 879-2354

The mission of Carin’ Clinic is to provide affordable, high-quality health care services to children, ages birth through 18, of lowincome families who have no access or limited access to health care, thus promoting healthy children, healthy families, and a healthy community.

9896 Rosemont Ave. Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 250-7739

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5150 Allison St. Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 423-8836

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The Colorado 4-H Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support our state’s innovative, long-standing 4-H program and its mission: To empower youth to reach their full potential. In partnership with caring adults, the Colorado 4-H program teaches invaluable life and leadership skills to more than 105,000 rural and urban youth annually through school enrichment activities, targeted initiatives, and traditional community programs. Educational content focuses on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, leadership, animal care, community service, science, technology, and more.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund 1536 Wynkoop St. Suite 510 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 405-6722 Conservation Colorado Education Fund is a grassroots organization that educates and mobilizes people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life. We focus on reducing dirty fossil fuels and increasing clean, renewable energy; solving the climate change crisis; preserving public lands, clean air, and water for everyone; and empowering citizens to engage in the democratic process. We collaborate on key environmental issues to find success at the state and federal levels.

PO Box 740568 Arvada, CO 80006 (303) 429-1012

She has a 1 percent chance of earning a college degree.

You can help her beat the odds. You may be surprised to hear that 67 percent of teen moms in your community live below the poverty line. They are vulnerable… and often overlooked. That’s why Hope House of Colorado opened its doors 13 years ago.

Annually, Girls on the Run serves over 5,000 girls at more than 290 schools along the Front Range. Financial support allows us to bring this valuable program to girls from lowincome families and to Title 1 schools and schools with a high percentage of students that qualify for Free-and-Reduced-Lunch.

Central Visitation Program

The Finish Line is Just the Beginning.

Central Visitation Program’s mission is to enhance relationships between children and parents of low income families by providing supervised visitation, exchanges, and parenting support. Each year we provide thousands of hours of service on a sliding scale for children to bond with their non-custodial parent. We also provide free parenting classes for anyone who wants to build their skills. Your donation helps us keep costs low so we can continue to help the entire community in need.

“Just wanted to give thanks for the program and volunteers that made it possible for my child to shine even brighter. I have noticed a significant positive change in my girl and am very grateful for the help!” –Jessica, parent of a Girl on the Run

Hope House of Colorado

Less than a 50 percent chance of graduating from high school.

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls on the Run uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Our 10-week program stretches girls physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially, while training for a 5K.

“I have seen a huge increase in my daughter’s self-esteem. What a huge value this group has brought to my daughter’s life! You really are changing these girls’ lives for the better and you are appreciated.” –Brandy, parent of a Girl on the Run

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1660 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 839-8701

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Clinica Colorado 8406 Clay St. Westminster, CO 80031 (720) 443-8461 Clinica Colorado provides healthcare to those who are uninsured and underinsured in our community. Since 2011, our team has provided culturally competent and bilingual care to our most vulnerable citizens. Our patient centered approach focuses on preventive and chronic care, cancer screenings, prenatal care, and overall primary health. We also provide on-site mental health counseling to individuals, families, and couples. We care about the whole person and not just an illness.

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Colorado Ballet 1075 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 339-1618 Colorado Ballet inspires more than 140,000 adults and children across the state each year through spectacular classical and contemporary ballet performances, an Academy instructing the next generation of dancers, and an amazing education and community engagement department that enables thousands to experience the magic of dance. Colorado Ballet’s education programs make more than 30,000 contacts each year, serving in-need students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners in Colorado. Support Colorado Ballet on Colorado Gives Day!

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Denver Scholarship Foundation 303 East 17th Ave. Suite 200 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 951-4140 Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) builds a bridge between today’s high school students and tomorrow’s professionals by providing Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) students with guidance to put them on the path to college. DSF supports students with scholarships and services to help complete higher education—a certificate program, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree. Since 2007, DSF has awarded $30 million in scholarships to help more than 5,000 Scholars pay for college, three-fourths of whom have either graduated or continue to succeed in their program.

Today over 150 teen moms like Janeth come to Hope House every year for the support they need to become economically and personally self-sufficient. To create a new future for themselves and their children.

To beat the odds. Hope House of Colorado: Empowering teen moms. Hope House is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, GED, and College & Career Support programs. Additional supportive services include Healthy Relationships and Parenting Programs, Early Learning, Life Skills workshops, and certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for longterm independence. Hope House relies on numerous volunteers and local business partnerships to accomplish its mission. Learn more at

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HistoriCorps Metro Caring ENDING HUNGER AT ITS ROOT

1100 E. 18th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 860-7200 “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” –Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Winner One in seven Coloradans face hunger. Kids are particularly challenged. One in five Colorado children don’t know where they will get their next meal. Locally, 69% of students and virtually all Metro Caring students qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Can you imagine your own children starting the day without food in their belly? While many go hungry, 40% of all food produced in our country ends up in landfills. Metro Caring is the leader and model for hunger prevention and food waste reduction for Denver and the nation. Simultaneously fighting hunger and promoting sustainability, Metro Caring annually rescues and redistributes over 2.3 million pounds of nutritious food (72% fresh) that would otherwise have gone to waste. Metro Caring’s strategic approach to ending hunger includes a free, fresh-foods market, nutrition and gardening education, and tools for self-sufficiency such as its Seeds for Success job-training program, financial literacy education, and state-wide ID procurement. Over 300 weekly volunteers contribute to daily operations. Recognizing the link between hunger and food waste, Metro Caring is also leading Save the Food, Share the Food, a city-wide consumer education and engagement campaign aimed at reducing food waste and food need in our community. With your continued help, we will achieve our mutual goal to end hunger in Denver. Together we will… Stay on the frontlines of hunger prevention Empower people toward healthful lives

1420 Ogden St. Suite 103 Denver, CO 80218 (303) 893-4260 Denver-based nonprofit HistoriCorps® saves historic structures for public benefit through partnerships that foster volunteer participation, education, and training. Since 2009, HistoriCorps has been engaging volunteers, students, youth, and veterans in preserving America’s cultural and historic resources for the enjoyment of generations to come. To date, under the inspired coaching of preservation professionals, volunteers have contributed 80,000 hours rehabilitating over 190 structures in some of the most beautiful places in Colorado and 22 other states.

Integrated Family Community Services 3370 S. Irving St. Englewood, CO 80110 (303) 789-0501 Since 1964, IFCS has partnered with the community to alleviate poverty, hunger, and housing obstacles. Help restore dignity and respect to families and children seeking to overcome hurdles such as unemployment, domestic violence, crime, disability, and disaster. Nearly 1 in 8 Coloradans live in poverty, including more than 1 in 7 kids, according to the U.S. Census. Your generous gifts will provide basic necessities and have a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors that are seeking economic security.

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International Hearing Dog, Inc. International Hearing Dog, Inc.

5901 E. 89th Ave. Henderson, CO 80640 (303) 287-3277

Silence. It is what many seek… peace and quiet… far away from the noisy world. But imagine what it is like for nearly 40 million Americans, more than 10 percent of the population, who experience hearing loss. Often it is frustrating. More often, it is lonely. Many times, it is dangerous. The mission of International Hearing Dog, Inc. is to train dogs to assist persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, with and without multiple disabilities, at no cost to the recipient.

International Midwife Assistance PO Box 916 Boulder, CO 80306 (303) 588-1663

International Midwife Assistance (IMA) is devoted to the health of women and babies in areas experiencing maternal/infant health crisis. We helped found a successful women’s health program in Haiti, partnered to create the first accredited midwifery school in Afghanistan post-conflict, and currently support a birth center in northern Uganda that served 37,000 patients last year. One hundred percent of your gift goes to the Ugandan birth center. View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

Mental Health Center of Denver 4141 E. Dickenson Pl. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 504-6500 The Mental Health Center of Denver strives to create a supportive, inclusive environment that helps people flourish. We focus on the well-being of those we serve— whether it’s helping them gain mental stability, find a home, stay healthy, go to school, find a job, learn new skills, or improve relationships. With our partners, we create opportunities for people to overcome challenges and impact communities. As the national leader in redefining mental health care, we provide outreach, prevention, treatment, and crisis services to children, families, and adults.

Metro Community Provider Network 3701 S. Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 761-1977 x1124 Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) empowers people to live the lives they want through personalized, compassionate healthcare. For 27 years, MCPN has taken pride in providing low cost health care to individuals in need throughout the Denver metro area. MCPN has 25 nonprofit health center locations and provides care to more than 43,000 individuals annually. Your tax-deductible donation is critical to ensuring we are able to continue never turning away an individual or family because of their inability to pay. View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

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Mount Saint Vincent 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 458-7220 Mount Saint Vincent provides clinical treatment and nurturing, loving care for one of society’s most vulnerable populations— children facing severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, physical or sexual abuse, or chronic neglect. Using highly relational, individualized treatment therapies, we help young children express their trauma stories, build safe and healthy relationships, and eventually become happy and productive members of their communities. Visit today to learn more.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society 900 S. Broadway, Suite 250 Denver, CO 80209 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867) The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. Every year we help more than 100,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming move their lives forward. We raise funds locally to support the Society’s cutting edge research and provide comprehensive programs and support services for everyone affected by MS.

Project Sanctuary PO Box 1563 Granby, CO 80446 (720) 561-9193

“I learned that I was not alone out there, and there were others fighting this battle inside, too... I would say it even saved my life and my relationships with my loved ones.” –Veteran Project Sanctuary takes military families from battle-ready to family-ready, helping them THRIVE through a two-year, evidenced-based program built on compassionate advocacy, providing resiliency and reintegration tools, and reestablishing HOPE. Since 2007, Colorado-based Project Sanctuary has welcomed more than 800 military families (over 3,000 individuals!) from all over the country into its A.R.T. of Project Sanctuary program—Assessing the families’ needs, Reconnecting the family members to each other and to their communities through therapeutic retreats, and providing two years of follow-up services and support to enable the families to Thrive today and into the future. Project Sanctuary was the first organization in the country to recognize and build its services upon the fact that the whole family serves, and the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the entire family. Today it is a national leader in providing holistic services to our military families, hosting its six-day intake retreats in five states—Colorado, California, Utah, Texas, and New York. With more than 1,800 military families from across the nation on the wait list to enter Project Sanctuary’s program, your support on Colorado Gives Day will truly make the impossible possible for our service members and the families who love them, saving lives and relationships in the process. Project Sanctuary—where military families thrive!

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Savio House

325 King St. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 225-4100 Savio: Denver’s best kept secret has been building stronger families for 50 years. “It’s obvious that Savio cares. That’s what makes them different. They really have something that works.” –Alex, member of a family served by Savio. Over the last 50 years, Savio, a local, nonprofit organization sponsored by the Denver Lions Club, has served over 36,000 families. Every family faces trials, and some are greater than others. Savio is there for families in their deepest moments of crisis. Through effective and innovative interventions, Savio successfully treats families facing issues such as violence, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, and other destructive behaviors. 2,167 families were served by Savio in 2015 through evidence-based interventions. Each family is different, every circumstance is unique, and the availability of customized plans provided to Savio families is the core of what helps keep them together. By working together to find ways to prevent relapse into destructive behavior, Savio is planting the seeds for a stronger community. As the needs of our community grow, so must Savio. In order to continue to serve families in crisis, your generous donation is necessary. Your donation will ensure families have the best possible care and are afforded the opportunity to grow stronger together.


Opportunity In Living

7920 S. University Blvd., Suite 110 Centennial, CO 80122 (303) 694-9706 Opportunity In Living provides residential and day program services for adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Denver Metro areas. Ensuring each person receives quality, individualized services is our top priority. Our hope is that individuals in our program feel cared about, safe, respected, and celebrated so that they are able to reach their full potential. Your donation will help us to provide the individuals we serve with as many resources and opportunities as possible.

Rocky Mountain Fisher House 8354 Northfield Blvd. Suite 3700 Denver, CO 80238 (720) 709-4810 Rocky Mountain Fisher House provides a “home away from home” (free temporary lodging) so that military and veteran’s families can be with their loved ones during times of medical crisis. This allows the patients and families to focus on what’s most important, the healing process “because a family’s love is good medicine!” Our house has nine suites with private bedroom and bath. There are seventy-one houses located at major military and VA medical centers throughout the United States, Germany, and England.

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Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue

P.O. Box 1623 Broomfield, CO 80038 (303) 818-8508 The Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue (RMLR) consists of a small group of volunteers who are passionate about rescuing and rehoming Labs and Lab mixes from rural and local shelters. Most of these Labs are in “High Kill Shelters” and are only given a few days to get adopted. These loving and loyal animals rely on us for their safety. Please join us in the fight to get more dogs adopted and less put to sleep by donating to RMLR!

Rosie’s Ranch 10556 E. Parker Rd. Parker, CO 80138 (720) 851-0927 Join Rosie’s Ranch on Colorado Gives Day and help provide scholarships for children with deafness and other special needs to attend a unique equine therapeutic program taught by a certified CHA instructor and teacher. ALL children are welcome, with and without special needs, enriching lives by providing a diverse setting for Equine Assisted Therapy (riding) and Equine Learning Activities (horsemanship). Endorsed by parents and statistics that prove results. Nothing is better than to ignite the sparkle in the eyes of a child. Free volunteer opportunities enhance the community impact. Let horses inspire YOU to give and join the Rosie’s Ranch TEAM! View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

Roundup River Ranch 10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 250 Avon, CO 81620 (970) 748-9983 Roundup River Ranch provides children with serious illnesses an old-fashioned, pure fun camp experience where they are not defined by their illness or by things they haven’t tried before. Here, campers and their families discover the healing power of love, laughter, friendship, and shared experiences. Campers realize they are not alone, find the courage to try new activities, and build confidence. With full medical, physical, and emotional support from healthcare professionals, staff and volunteers, campers, and their families have the peace of mind to relax and experience the joys of childhood. And best of all, no camper or their family ever pays a penny.

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation 1375 East 19th Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 812-6437 The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation supports Saint Joseph Hospital in carrying out its mission to foster health and healing for the people and communities it serves. Programs supported by the Foundation include charity care through the Caritas Community Clinic, Sister Joanna Bruner Family Medicine Center, and Seton Women’s Center; education programs for physicians, nurses, and health care workers; and community health and wellness programs.

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Tennyson Center for Children 2950 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 433-2541 Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) provides residential, in-home, and K–12 classroom based therapeutic services to Colorado children. The children TCC serves are survivors of severe abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues. Tennyson Center is often seen as the last resort for children who have nowhere else to go. TCC has been changing lives and giving hope to children and families for more than 112 years. Support kids who need it the most!

Space Foundation

4425 Arrowswest Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 1-800-691-4000 Now is the time to get serious about education–it’s a community effort and it’s about Colorado economic development! Our future workforce needs quality training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to compete. That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be. Unfortunately, as stated in a recent Chalkbeat Colorado article, “Few Colorado kids have access to STEM experiences,” only two out of seven Colorado students in surveyed districts have access to STEM education. This is alarming.

The Nature Conservancy 2424 Spruce St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-2950 Our natural resources are at the heart of our quality of life in Colorado—from the fresh water we drink and clean air we breathe to our economic prosperity and worldrenowned recreational opportunities. The Nature Conservancy is proud to have worked in Colorado for 50 years conserving important lands, protecting water for nature and people, restoring our forests, and connecting more Coloradans to the value of nature. Thank you for your support to protect nature for future generations.

The Space Foundation is reinventing education to inspire young minds by creating a place and programs that are engaging and get them excited about learning, especially in STEM. Colorado is expected to see above-national-average growth in STEM occupations over the next decade as well as a rapid increase in the demand for STEM talent across non-STEM professions. Colorado’s students must be adequately prepared to compete for these jobs. The Space Foundation, with its powerful educational programs and unique facilities, is taking the lead in doing just this by providing much-needed learning opportunities. Our STEM education programs are inspiring Colorado students, teachers, and communities today. Your support is appreciated!

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Volunteers of America

Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to become active stewards of Colorado’s spectacular outdoors and natural resources. VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for a variety of outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado— from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.

Wild Blue Animal Rescue Black Forest/ Colorado Springs (719) 900-CATS

Through more than 30 distinct human service programs, we provide more than 200,000 of Colorado’s at-risk youth, frail elderly, veterans, low-income families, homeless, women and children escaping domestic violence, and those seeking affordable housing solutions with the hope and help they need to succeed in life. For more than 100 years, we have combined highly effective programs and services with a deep sense of compassion in order to heal the mind and body—and touch the heart and soul of those we serve. “Our work is not all bread and shelter. The underprivileged, the weak and the unfortunate need more. They need sympathy, the warmth of fellowship, and the instilling of courage.” –Volunteers of America Founder, Ballington Booth

Rescued Animals Are Rehabilitated & Roam Freely In Large Acreage Habitats

Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary focuses on Colorado’s under-served feline population, working tirelessly to get both domestic and working barn cats adopted into loving families. No matter how expensive the required medical care, we give our rescue cats the best possible treatment options and a loving sanctuary environment to live the healthiest, happiest lives, including those cats with terminal illnesses. We’ve rescued nearly 500 cats this year, over 2,020 to date, with the help of our fosters, volunteers, and community partners.

2660 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-0408 Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

The Largest Carnivore Sanctuary In The World !

NEW 48,000 sq. ft. Visitor Center Over 450 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other rescued animals living on a 720 acre refuge located only 30 miles northeast of Denver

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary P.O. Box 1544 Laporte, CO 80535 (970) 416-9531 Founded in 1995, W.O.L.F.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for wolves and wolf dogs through rescue, sanctuary, and education. W.O.L.F. provides lifelong care to 30 animals at our sanctuary in Northern Colorado, along with working with other sanctuaries and rescue organizations to place animals in safe, appropriate settings. W.O.L.F. also educates the public about the plight of wolves and wolf dogs (both captive-born and wild) to foster a greater understanding of these animals and their value.

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Wilderness on Wheels


1.5 Miles of Elevated Wildlife Viewing Walkway

45954 U.S. 285 Grant, CO 80448 (303) 403-1110 Wilderness on Wheels (WOW) has been providing access to nature for people of all abilities and their families for 30 years! “Isaiah went on his first hike today. I’m so grateful for these people that made today possible for Isaiah and the other kids and adults who are in wheelchairs.” –Brittany Rhoads Nestled at the base of Kenosha Pass, WOW offers a one-mile long boardwalk, fishing pond, and 12 campsites—all wheelchair accessible. Help support 30 more years of WOW! View this section online at 5280.COM/COGIVES

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5280 Colorado Gives Guide 2016  

Make your donation go further this giving season Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement, hosted by Community First Foundation a...

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