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Dear Douglas County Residents, Douglas County has strong, vibrant and diverse communities that make it a wonderful place to live. As one of the fastest growing and wealthiest communities in the country, Douglas County also faces challenges with rapid population growth. Although residents are eager to help, they are simply not familiar with the local needs or the nonprofits who serve those needs. The Douglas County Community Foundation is working to change this dynamic and is eager to serve as a catalyst to for local giving and developing philanthropists of all ages and levels of income by educating and inspiring generosity. Douglas County Gives, a program of the Douglas County Community Foundation, brings together over three dozen nonprofits who recognize the strength of an empowered nonprofit community. Each member is a qualified Colorado Gives nonprofit, dedicated to promoting, growing and finding synergies among their organizations through increased awareness and the belief that a “rising tide lifts all boats.” On Colorado Gives Day, December 5, we encourage Douglas County residents to Give Where You Live. We are grateful to Colorado Community Media for its support of our community in the production and distribution of the Giving Guide, which features information about local nonprofits and the work they are doing in Douglas County. With the season of giving upon us, we hope you’ll consider donating to one of the organizations in the Guide and directly help residents of Douglas County. While people can donate to nonprofits throughout the year, Douglas County Gives brings special attention to the act of contributing. We hope the day energizes people to come together and inspire others to support Douglas County charities! You can even schedule your donation today and #GiveWhereYouLive on December 5! With warm regards, Douglas County Community Foundation

Colorado Community Media Gives Back Giving back is important to me and many of our readers. As the owner of Colorado Community Media, we support many causes that improves the quality of life for our readers and communities. One example is the section you are reading that supports Douglas County Gives Day. We have donated much of the printing, and all of the design and editing to make this section possible. There are 36 worthy Douglas County based non-profits in this Giving Guide that request your financial assistance on December 5th and throughout the year. Choosing between them will not be easy, but we hope this section will simplify the process. We ask you to open your wallets on December 5th and help make Douglas County an even better place to live by supporting one of more of these fine non-profits. Thank you for being a reader of one of our community newspapers and for supporting community journalism.

Jerry Healey Owner/Publisher Colorado Community Media

Colorado Community Media is 18 community newspapers and websites throughout the metro area and is the largest family owned community media group in the Rocky Mountain region. In Douglas County we publish the Highlands Ranch Herald, Lone Tree Voice, Parker Chronicle, Castle Pines News-Press, Castle Rock News-Press and the Douglas County News-Press. For additional information visit our website at


Thank you to all the local charities that make Douglas County great. Guaranty Bank and Trust is a community bank that has called Colorado home for over 60 years. Let our practical advice, personalized solutions and local decision making help you reach your financial goals.





Learn more about these 36 Douglas County nonprofits. Visit for more information. Activ8-All Stars Club............................................................... 5 AllHealth Network................................................................... 5 Alternatives Pregnancy Center.............................................. 6 ACC Foundation...................................................................... 6 CALF at the Lowell Ranch........................................................7 Castle Rock Hospital Foundation............................................7 Castle Rock Historical Society............................................... 8

Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation.............................. 8 Castle Rock Senior Activity Center........................................ 9 Catholic Charities................................................................... 9 Chelsea Hutchison Foundation............................................ 10 Children’s Advisory Network................................................ 10


Colorado Horsepower............................................................ 11 Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn loss Services.................... 11 Colorado Young Leaders....................................................... 12 Crisis Center......................................................................... 12 Douglas County Community Foundation............................ 13 Douglas County Libraries Foundation................................. 13 Douglas County Search & Rescue....................................... 14 Douglas/Elbert Task Force................................................... 14 Douglas Land Conservancy.................................................. 15 Foundation for Douglas County Schools............................. 15 HawkQuest............................................................................ 16 Hide In Plain Sight................................................................ 16 Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association.....................17 Highlands Ranch Park and Recreation Foundation.............17 Hope’s Promise..................................................................... 18 Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation..................................... 18 Nature’s Educators............................................................... 19 Parker Task Force.................................................................. 19 Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding.....................................20 Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue..........................................20 Rosie’s Ranch........................................................................ 21 SECOR Food Bank................................................................. 21 Wellspring Community.........................................................22 World Orphans......................................................................22

SUCCESS to us is transitioning Sam and his mom out of homelessness. Success to some people is finding a warm, safe place to spend the night. To others, it is transitioning out of homelessness or learning the skills needed to get a job to change the direction of their lives. Success to us is making a difference, one life at a time, right here in Douglas County. Invest in Success. Donate today by calling 720-215-4521 or online at


ABOUT US We love celebrating our friends with special needs through first-class events that are 100% free of charge. We host events such as our annual prom, the Night to Shine, our monthly respite night, the All-Stars Club, and our annual food packing event, the All-Stars MobilePack, and other incredible experiences that focus on Fun, Friends, & Faith.

CONTACT 8949 Miners Dr. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 720-443-0980 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Scott Russomanno YEAR ESTABLISHED 2014

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We rely solely on the generosity of donors and sponsors to support our initiative of providing first-class events 100% free of charge to our friends with special needs. Please consider sponsoring one of our allstars to attend our monthly events for just $10 each month through our Perfect10 campaign (coloradogives. com/allstarsperfect10) or a sponsorship that will help us provide a formal prom experience to our guests with special needs.

MISSION STATEMENT The All-Stars Club provides 5-star, faithbased programming centering on Fun, Friends, & Faith for individuals with special needs and their families.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES The work that we do changes lives every day. Your support helps us provide suicide prevention services, mental health crisis care, prevention and educational programs to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

CONTACT 155 Inverness Dr. West Englewood, CO 80112 303-730-8858 V.P. OF RECOVERY SERVICES Jennifer Bock YEAR ESTABLISHED 1955 MISSION STATEMENT To provide excellent, accessible healthcare.

ABOUT US Behavioral health conditions – mental health and addiction – are common AND treatable. After all, some form of mental illness affects one out of four people each year. We are a comprehensive healthcare network specializing in behavioral health services for all ages and levels of need. We welcome all through our doors and are committed to providing efficient access to professional care at an affordable cost.

Your support matters because: • More people in Colorado die as a result of suicide than car accidents. • 1 in 10 children has a serious mental or emotional disorder that, if untreated, can lead to school failure, physical illness, substance abuse and even suicide.




CONTACT 19029 E. Plaza Drive, Suite 255 Parker, CO 80134 303-298-8815 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marcy McGovern YEAR ESTABLISHED 1982 MISSION STATEMENT Alternatives Pregnancy Center exists to care for Denver-area women and men in pregnancy-related crises and offer them a meaningful alternative to abortion. Following the example of Christian love, we seek to meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs, enabling and encouraging women and men to choose life every day. Alternatives seeks to educate young people about sexual abstinence before marriage and to help women find healing through our postabortion counseling services.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES All services are provided free of charge. Your support provides: pregnancy tests and consultation, ultrasound services, 24-Hour Helpline, life skills and success development education for our youth, counseling after abortion services for women, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and community referrals. Your support also provides client focused marketing, spreading the word in Douglas County, You HAVE Alternatives.

ABOUT US Alternatives Pregnancy Center has been serving the Douglas County community for over 20 years through offices including Parker and Castle Rock as well as our Mobile Testing Clinic. We offer hope and help for those experiencing an unintended pregnancy by providing free and confidential services. Contact us on our 24-Hour Helpline: 303.295.2288 or our website at www.

CONTACT 5900 S Santa Fe Drive, Campus Box 43 Littleton, CO 80160 303-797-5881 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Courtney Loehfelm YEAR ESTABLISHED 1971 MISSION STATEMENT To create public awareness and funding resources that provide financial assistance and broad-based community support for Arapahoe Community College’s students, staff and program.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Thanks to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) the ACC Foundation has access to over $129,000 to MATCH your scholarship donation $1 for $1 for students in Douglas County! The goals of COSI and ACC are to increase postsecondary credential completion and the preparedness of Colorado students to earn a livable wage, graduate with less debt and positively contribute to the growth of our state’s economy.

ABOUT US Founded in 1965, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) was the first community college to open in the Denver area. What began as Arapahoe Junior College with 550 students has grown into a vibrant community college with campuses in Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock serving over 21,000 students annually. It is estimated that 95% of ACC students will remain in Colorado – filling important jobs in health care, law enforcement, computer specialties and a host of other critically needed occupations that affect our lives every day.


ABOUT US Did you know… the average person is five generations removed from farm or ranch life. At CALF’s Lowell Ranch we take joy in sharing real life agricultural experiences with people of all ages and abilities. This year, CALF impacted: • Over 2,800 students who attended our Connecting Kids to Agriculture Field Trips. • Countless people with special needs who visited CALF on our new “Mondays on the Ranch” programs designed especially for them! • Fourteen 4-H or FFA members who were able raised livestock at CALF’s Lowell Ranch. • Members of the community who cultivated CALF Community Garden spots. • Visitors who attended ranch tours. • Hundreds of volunteers who served during education programs, barn yard clean-ups, ranch and garden work days, or special events. • And, so many more! Every day, we cherish each of these opportunities to INSPIRE others through AGRICULTURE!

CONTACT P.O. Box 581 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-1026 PRESIDENT/CEO Brooke S. Fox YEAR ESTABLISHED 2002 MISSION STATEMENT Connecting people of all ages and abilities to agriculture through authentic educational programs, community projects and special events.

CONTACT 2350 Meadows Blvd Castle Rock, CO 80134 720-455-2534 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Valerie Ross



Castle Rock Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based fundraising organization dedicated to providing financial support through philanthropic investment to Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to ignite passionate giving by connecting generous hearts to transform lives.

In partnership with friends and neighbors in our community who give in different ways, we are investing in programs and services to promote whole-person health and inspire wellness for a lifetime. Your generous support not only allows to us continue on our journey to excellence but makes a meaningful difference in the lives we touch each day.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES • Plant a tree in our Healing Garden for all to enjoy • Give the gift of bedside music and massage for a patient • Provide a 3D mammogram for someone in need • Sponsor a student with our Ambassadors of Compassion resiliency curriculum • Invest in our Angel Paws therapy dog program • Become a volunteer at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital




CONTACT P.O. Box 724 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-501-0274 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Angie DeLeo YEAR ESTABLISHED 1991 MISSION STATEMENT The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to operate the Castle Rock Museum, celebrate, educate, and bring together people interested in the preservation of the heritage of the Castle Rock Colorado area.

CONTACT P.O. Box 724 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-501-0274 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Laura Buck YEAR ESTABLISHED 2012 MISSION STATEMENT The Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the recreational, educational, and cultural life of the community by supporting the Town park system.

ABOUT US The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum aims to preserve and bring alive the varied history of Castle Rock and the surrounding area. The society operates the museum with new and continuing exhibits that tell the surprising history of Castle Rock and offers monthly programs of local historic interest. Tours and trips are also ways in which the organization seeks to make history fun as well as social and educational. The society has been a member of Colorado Gives for several years and is glad to participate with other local groups to vitalize our local community. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES When you support the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum you help to preserve the 142 year old depot that serves as the museum. Matching funds are needed to obtain grant dollars. Funds are used to maintain and restore precious artifacts that tell the story of life in the Castle Rock community.

ABOUT US We actively work to promote the values and benefits of our town’s parks and trails system. In 2017, we launched a new, free annual Summer Program, entitled The Family Trail Guide, geared towards getting members of our community more active and familiar with our extensive trail system. You’re invited to literally “Leave Your Mark in the Park” and participate in our Legacy Brick and Stone program, located by the Pavilions in the Philip S. Miller park. We’re also working to improve trail signage. We utilize our website as a robust communication tool to both inform and engage with our community. Please support our Foundation by donating on Colorado Gives Day or by contacting us for additional opportunities.


ABOUT US Seniors are living longer and redefining what aging gracefully means. There is increasing demand for services for the Senior Center’s growing 1000+ members. 150 activities are planned monthly for the diverse population from active seniors desiring adventures like “bucket list trips” to elderly folks who are in need of social activities and hot meals. Among the Center’s services is a vital transportation program, providing 700 rides a month to doctor appointments, grocery stores and on errands. An average of 500 additional rides a month take place in a fleet of buses for activity trips. Donations are sought on behalf of these folks who led our nation, fought for our freedoms, lived productive lives, and raised generations of hard workers. They have earned our respect and now it is time for us to help them “love life in the second half.”

CONTACT 2323 Woodlands Blvd. (in the Rec Center Bldg.) Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-9498 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Debbi Haynie YEAR ESTABLISHED 1971 MISSION/VISION STATEMENT Mission – To make life more fulfilling and create community for seniors as they come here to engage in a wide variety of programming and services designed for “Loving Life in the Second Half” Vision – Be the place where all seniors are welcomed and find their place to enjoy camaraderie along with diverse activities The Senior Center transportation program provides about 700 rides a month to those who have made the heart wrenching decision to give up their car, a lifeline of independence to 350+ seniors, with more registering all the time.

CONTACT 210 Fifth Street, Suite 100 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-215-4521 CASTLE ROCK REGIONAL OFFICE DIRECTOR

Paul Narduzzo YEAR ESTABLISHED 1968 MISSION STATEMENT In response to Jesus Christ’s call to affirm the value and dignity of each human life, to build solidarity within the community, and to advocate for justice for the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado humbly engages in the ministry of charity for those in both economic and spiritual poverty so that all – staff, volunteers, and clients – may fully achieve their God-given potential.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Monetary donations to support struggling families and individuals in the community

ABOUT US Catholic Charities of Central Colorado offers over 75 programs and services within a 10 county area from two offices: Colorado Springs and Castle Rock. Our services are designed to help families successfully move out of Crisis, build Resiliency, and achieve Stability. More than 90 families are served each month from our Castle Rock office, which continues to see double-digit increases. Services include emergency help (utility, food, and hotel voucher assistance); case management; counseling for families, individuals and couples; family facilitation with Douglas County Cares; season assistance (school supplies, winter coats, Thanksgiving turkeys); and we serve as a coordinated point of entry for the Douglas County Winter Shelter Network. Visit us at CCharitiesCC. org for a complete list of Programs & Services.




CONTACT 9896 Rosemont Avenue Building 3, Suite #204 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-250-7739 PRESIDENT/CEO Julie L. Hutchison YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009 MISSION STATEMENT The 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.

CONTACT 9457 S. University Blvd #271 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 720-231-3964 PRESIDENT/CEO Karen Todd, M.S., CCC-SLP YEAR ESTABLISHED 1995 MISSION STATEMENT Children’s Advisory Network is working to help children of all income levels communicate their wants and needs in their daily lives through speech, language, and hippotherapy.

ABOUT US The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation’s main goal is to raise public awareness of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) and to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families living with epilepsy. We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants, (what we believe to be) lifesaving movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP and grant wish trips to Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo at Disneyland. We stay up-to-date on current trends in medical technology in order to be able to provide the most effective devices as they become available. We respect the value and quality of life of every person living with epilepsy. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals and families greater independence, increased confidence, ability to enjoy social environments, and community understanding.

ABOUT US Children’s Advisory Network (CAN) provides in-home and in-school therapy (Wee Speak) to those that may fall through the cracks, especially low income children and those receiving Medicaid.  Our in-home and school speech/language program is often paired with our hippotherapy (Wee Ride) program to ensure the best outcome. In the home, we are able to work individually with the child to help them master certain sounds and words. Through hippotherapy a child is able to bond with a horse, build social skills, decrease sensory issues, while gaining core muscle strength to help with everyday tasks including talking and walking! This is, by far, our best combination but also our most expensive. Directly make an impact with children by donating to CAN and helping them benefit from this popular and successful therapy!


ABOUT US We are the oldest therapeutic riding program in Douglas County established in 1984 by Joseph Howard. We are located at Meadowbrook Farms, a 107-acre ranch in Castle Rock. We have indoor and outdoor arenas, a heated viewing room and numerous trails available for riding.

CONTACT 5027 Garton Road P.O. Box 534 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-594-1509 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lynette Roff YEAR ESTABLISHED 1984

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your generous support enables us to maintain low tuition rates for students while supporting the daily and costly operations of boarding and feeding our herd of horses.

MISSION STATEMENT Colorado HorsePower is a non-profit and PATH certified organization. We are committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities by bringing the therapeutic power of horses and horsemanship to our students. Our mission is to provide a place for our students where they gain a sense of freedom and independence, experience accomplishments, interact socially and learn new skills in a pleasurable environment.

CONTACT P.O. Box 476 Parker, CO 80134 720-946-2828 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dorotha Graham Cicchinelli, BASW MNM LCCE CLC YEAR ESTABLISHED 1980 MISSION STATEMENT To improve the lives of all who have been affected by loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, and early infant death through education and grief support, and to ease anxiety for parents in subsequent pregnancy while providing professional training to health care providers and sympathetic understanding to the community.

ABOUT US CPNL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit statewide community-based program since 1994. Founded as a hospitalbased program in 1980, CPNL has been serving Colorado hospitals and surrounding states for over 30 years. We are professional facilitators trained in group process, grief counseling, and pregnancy education to guide support group members.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES CPNL accepts donations at any time. These donations assist parents in the form of scholarships for our programs.




CONTACT 10974 Valleybrook Cir Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 248-974-6146 FOUNDER/BOARD PRESIDENT Nicole Mahobian YEAR ESTABLISHED 2013 MISSION STATEMENT To cultivate a new generational leader; a young person with a clear passion & purpose, a heart for others, and the confidence to explore the difference they can make in their community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your donations will go straight to high school students in two areas:

ABOUT US We develop servant leadership skills and increase volunteerism in high school students in Douglas and surrounding counties. We meet with students twice a month in our local chapters and guide them through our four summit leadership program; by engaging them in fun and meaningful local service learning opportunities; and by mentoring, inspiring, dreaming and giving back as a community of young people. We believe you don’t have to wait to grow up to start changing your world!

a. Scholarship Program: this allows students from all economic backgrounds to take part in everything we do. b. Service Adventure offerings: we offer fun and engaging service and leadership projects across the state and beyond including: monthly local opportunities, serve and ski trips, backpacking and camping trips, surf and serve trips, Native American immersion trips and even one global trip a year!

CONTACT PO Box 367 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-1094 (Admin) 303-688-8484 (24-hour Crisis Line) PRESIDENT/CEO Jennifer Walker YEAR ESTABLISHED 1985 MISSION STATEMENT The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.

ABOUT US We have seen how violence that begins in the home, and in relationships, spreads into the community. If not addressed, we know that domestic violence is detrimental to families and the community as a whole. The victims the Crisis Center serves have experienced physical and emotional trauma, sometimes for the majority of their lives. The Crisis Center is often the first point of contact for victims of domestic violence. Without our programs and services, these victims would remain unsafe and without the

resources to help them break the cycle of abuse and obtain self-sufficiency. The Crisis Center has over 30 years’ experience providing services to victims of domestic violence. We operate a 24-hour crisis line and provide emergency shelter to those in imminent danger, as well as individual and group therapy, legal advocacy, community-based advocacy and referrals to community resources. We provide outreach and education to the community on the effects of domestic violence.


ABOUT US DCCF is a catalyst to connect donors, nonprofits and community leaders to strengthen the County through generosity. DCCF does this by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues, and for programs such as DC Gives.

CONTACT P.O. Box 84 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-733-2656 BOARD CHAIRMAN Donna Scott YEAR ESTABLISHED 2000 MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) is committed to providing leadership and responsible stewardship of resources to enhance the quality of life in Douglas County, Colorado.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your contribution will help DCCF serve as a catalyst to: •Champion awareness of the needs of Douglas County citizens •Inspire generous and thoughtful philanthropic action today and for future generations •Support 37 nonprofit organizations serving Douglas County by providing support, assistance and leadership A portion of all donations to DCCF during Colorado Gives Day will be used to directly support local nonprofits through the DCCF “Give Back” fund.

CONTACT 100 South Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-791-7323 DONOR RELATIONS Elaine McCain YEAR ESTABLISHED 1992 MISSION STATEMENT Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. The Douglas County Libraries Foundation exists to support the institutional goals and cultural celebrations of Douglas County Libraries

The Douglas County Community Foundation strives to develop philanthropists of all ages and levels of income by educating and inspiring generosity. Through our network of nonprofits, initiatives, programs, and donor advised funds, we serve as a resource to help every resident and business find their path to contributing and improving the overall quality of life in Douglas County. We believe that anyone can make a difference.

ABOUT US Douglas County Libraries (DCL) inspires a love of reading, discovery and connection in our community through beautiful and functional spaces, curated collections, personalized services, and a variety of premium events for all. The nonprofit Douglas County Libraries Foundation (DCLF), founded in 1992, supports DCL’s goals to build bright futures and create community connections through programs and features that enhance the library’s vision. Last year, DCL introduced Camp DCL, encouraging kids to continue learning and discovering while on spring and summer school breaks. Some participated thanks to scholarships provided by the DCLF. The DCLF helps fund programs that encourage learning for youth, adults and families in Douglas County and across Colorado, and helps ensure the long-term success of our community’s outstanding libraries.




CONTACT P.O. Box 1102 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-2751 PRESIDENT Bruce Fosdick YEAR ESTABLISHED 1998 MISSION STATEMENT Douglas County Search and Rescue Team, Inc. (DCSAR) is a non-profit, all volunteer team dedicated to providing search, rescue, emergency response, and outdoor safety education to the citizens of Douglas County, Colorado. The team also responds to requests for assistance from other search and rescue (SAR) teams in Colorado and around the United States.

ABOUT US We hope you’ll never need us, but we’ll be there if you do. When you need help, our all-volunteer team will deploy all resources necessary to come to your aid: K9 teams, drones, medical equipment, technical rescue equipment, ATVs/ snowmobiles, etc. We operate under the authority of the Douglas County Sheriff and are dispatched through the county’s 911 system. We operate throughout the county, conducting backcountry and technical rescues and urban searches for missing children and at-risk persons. A Mountain Rescue Association certified team, we also help other counties with searches and recoveries. There is never a charge for our services. We love what we do, and we rely on donations and grants to provide ongoing training, maintain and purchase equipment and supplies, and keep up with the latest technology and research. Check out one of our rescues here:

CONTACT 1638 Park Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-688-1114 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dan Marlow YEAR ESTABLISHED 1984 MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas Elbert Task Force is a 501(c)(3) human service organization whose mission is to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless, to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.

ABOUT US In 1984, Castle Rock churches joined forces to create a centralized location to send people in need, and to encourage volunteerism by providing opportunities for their congregations to become directly involved with their community. As the community grew, the agency expanded to begin serving residents of Douglas County, and later Elbert County. For over 30 years, the Douglas/Elbert Task Force has worked to provide and expand services to community residents who are most in need. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES When you support the Task Force, you are helping us meet the immediate needs of individuals and families who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless. The extensive services provided by the Task Force are made possible through the generosity of volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, grants, and merchandise sales at Treasures on Park Street. Your donations and purchases help us help others.


ABOUT US Douglas Land Conservancy (DLC) is a non-profit organization made up of concerned citizens. Based in Castle Rock, Colorado since 1987, DLC primarily serves Douglas County. However, recognizing the importance of a regional approach in land conservation DLC has recently broadened its focus to support surrounding counties, including Jefferson and Elbert.

CONTACT P.O. Box 462 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 303-688-8025 PRESIDENT/CEO Patti Hostetler YEAR ESTABLISHED 1987

Since 1987 DLC has protected 22,500 acres from being developed, in perpetuity. These lands include agricultural lands, public recreation open space, scenic viewscapes, critical wildlife habitat, and wetlands.

MISSION STATEMENT Douglas Land Conservancy (DLC) is a 501 ( C ) 3, non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of Douglas County and other areas within the central Front Range region of Colorado.

Of those 22,500 acres, 11,102 acres are open to the public and provide great trails and recreational experiences for all to enjoy. 11,398 acres are private lands that protect agricultural operations, open space, scenic viewscapes, critical wildlife habitat, and wetlands from ever being developed. It is DLC’s job to ensure that these properties are protected forever by visiting each property annually. The hardest part of our job begins once a conservation easement is put in place on the land.

CONTACT 620 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-387-0505 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Meaghan Sullivan YEAR ESTABLISHED 1991 MISSION STATEMENT The Foundation for Douglas County Schools (formerly the Douglas County Educational Foundation) is an independent charitable organization working in partnership with the private sector and Douglas County School District for the purpose of enriching the student experience and promoting innovation.

ABOUT US Each day, Douglas County School District classrooms become home to more than 67,000 students who spend sixty million hours each year thinking, learning and growing. The Foundation for Douglas County Schools brings our community together to support learning that goes beyond the traditional walls of the classroom, immersing students in experiential learning and exposing them to new ideas and experiences.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Thanks to Westerra Credit Union, gifts made to the Foundation on Colorado Gives Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Your investment in our Opportunity Grants program will support a project at a school that has been fully-vetted through a competitive process to ensure rigorous student impact. Opportunity Grants are all about creating engaging and interactive learning experiences that motivate and inspire students. Join us this December 5 and double your impact. 




CONTACT 12338 North Second Street Parker, CO 80134 303-690-6959 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kin Quitugua YEAR ESTABLISHED 1987 MISSION STATEMENT 5. HawkQuest provides an educational opportunity for people to understand and appreciate the interactions of wild living things in their natural environment and the importance of preserving the world in which they live.

CONTACT 9249 S. Broadway #200-387 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 720-288-3016 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joseph A. Roos YEAR ESTABLISHED 2015 MISSION STATEMENT To raise awareness and funding in the areas of education and emergency financial assistance for students who are at risk due to domestic, health or economic conditions beyond their control.

“If the Bald Eagle becomes extinct, will it still be our national symbol?” — 4th grade student

ABOUT US 1. HawkQuest’s approach to education is participatory, allowing the audience to experience HawkQuest’s nonreleasable eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at close range and at your location. We aim to make education both meaningful and fun, while creating an atmosphere which fosters respect for our land and the stewardship of all living things. Our message concerning the importance of biodiversity, of the finality of extinction, and of man’s need to nurture his world is interwoven with discussions of the raptors’ place in our ecosystem. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES HawkQuest gratefully accepts donations of money and in-kind gifts to support our educational programs and care for the birds of prey. We currently provide housing and care for more than 30 non-releasable raptors.

ABOUT US Since our inception in February of 2015, we have awarded 16 scholarships to homeless students to attend a college or trade school to become educated, competitive in the job market, break their cycle of homelessness, and become selfsufficient. Through a matching state of Colorado Workforce Development Grant this past June, HIPS has awarded 42 scholarships to date and HIPS will award at least 50 more scholarships in 2018. We also have a program to fund Douglas County High School low income or homeless students who typically pass up on educational field trips or extra-curricular activities essential to their education because of their family’s financial distress. Finally, we have funding available to help these students and their family with emergency financial assistance to keep them moving forward. We bring generous people and at risk students together.


CONTACT 9568 University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-471-8958 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jamie Noebel YEAR ESTABLISHED 2001 MISSION STATEMENT The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association’s mission is to provide educational opportunities through artistic, musical, theatrical, and dance events, and to advance and preserve the natural and cultural history of Highlands Ranch residents and the surrounding communities.

CONTACT 3280 Redstone Park Circle Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 303-791-2710 PRESIDENT/CEO Carrie Ward YEAR ESTABLISHED 2000 MISSION STATEMENT The Highlands Ranch Park & Recreation Foundation works hand in hand with the Highlands Ranch Metro District to preserve, enhance and advocate for community parks, recreation, open space and urban forest projects. The foundation accomplishes this by creating a community of donors and raising private funds for various parks and recreation projects that otherwise would not be funded.

ABOUT US The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) was created to offer value and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Douglas County and the surrounding communities. The CAA acts as a central organization from which educational, artistic, musical, theatrical, and dance events are produced, including developing events as well as collaborating with other organizations to offer programs and performances that appeal to people of all ages and allow them to explore their creativity. With more than 40 events provided in 2017, the CAA takes great pride in offering diverse, quality cultural programming to the Douglas County community. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Donate online at www.HRCAonline. org/Culture. Your support helps us to continue to provide free or low-cost cultural events to the community like the Summer Concert Series, Highlands Ranch Days, Oktoberfest, the Classic Car Show, and the Art Encounters public art program.

ABOUT US From the development of Civic Green Park to enhancing the Highlands Ranch Mansion, the Highlands Ranch Park & Recreation Foundation makes a lasting and noticeable contribution to the community. Thanks to donors, the foundation has raised more than $600,000 for projects including: youth sports and recreation program scholarships, senior activities, the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, outdoor pickleball courts, Civic Green Park, and the Highlands Ranch Mansion. These parks, facilities and programs are enjoyed and used by thousands of visitors every year. They are open to everyone and provide opportunities to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle and appreciate the natural beauty of the community. The foundation is governed by a board of appointed trustees who care about the quality of life of Highlands Ranch residents and serve as volunteers, which allows donations to be directly invested toward projects.




CONTACT 309 Jerry Street Suite #202 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-660-0277 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Beth Woods MA YEAR ESTABLISHED 1990 MISSION STATEMENT Transforming lives through the Christian ministry of adoption and orphan care.

ABOUT US Hope’s Promise has been building families through adoption since 1990. We specialize in both domestic and international adoptions. Our domestic adoption program offers free options counseling to women and men in Colorado who are facing an unintended pregnancy. Only a small percentage of the women we counsel choose adoption. For those who decide to parent, we strive to help them create stability in their lives by connecting them with community resources and providing financial assistance to equip them to be successful in their parenting plan. Hope’s Promise also has Orphan Care programs in Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. With the help of child sponsors, we place orphaned and at-risk children with indigenous families who commit to raising these children to adulthood. We also offer educational scholarships for children living with extended relatives who can’t afford the cost of education.

CONTACT 9748 Sunset Hill Place Lone Tree, Colorado 801224 303-301-5042 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Betty Winslow YEAR ESTABLISHED 2008 MISSION STATEMENT The Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation supports and promotes the arts in Lone Tree and surrounding neighborhoods by supporting experiences that will educate, challenge and engage the community.

ABOUT US The Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation supports a variety of arts and culturerelated organizations in the area. Our primary focus has been in supporting the Lone Tree Arts Center, through the donation of over $700,000 that has provided an orchestra shell, a grand piano, an addition to the Terrace Theatre and new artistic lighting art in the entry hall. We strongly support the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild, as well as other organizations including Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Castle Rock Chorale, SkyRidge Medical Center and Wonderbound. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We encourage you to support the Foundation by making a donation that will support a public art installation at the Lone Tree Library and the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild.



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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Devin Paszek YEAR ESTABLISHED 2008 MISSION STATEMENT To teach anyone and everyone about the importance of birds of prey. We strive to get audiences excited to learn about wildlife.

ABOUT US Nature’s Educators is licensed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to care for non-releasable birds of prey. With over 100 educational ambassadors in our care, we aspire to reach every possible individual in educating about the importance of raptors and other animals by maintaining affordable rates. We motivate and encourage conservation by continually creating unique ways to inspire and excite the public. We dedicate ourselves to

CONTACT 19105 Long’s Way Parker, CO 80134 303-841-3460 CHAIRMAN/VOLUNTEER Steve Budnack YEAR ESTABLISHED 1987 MISSION STATEMENT The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your donation to the Parker Task Force directly funds vital client services like perishable food purchases, preventing utility shut-offs and evictions and providing weekend food for homeless schoolchildren. Please GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE and support our outreach to area families in crisis. Learn more at or visit our Food Bank for a tour and witness your contribution at work. 

delivering the best care for all of our animal ambassadors. With special permission to operate within Douglas County, we travel the entire state of Colorado and surrounding states performing over 700 programs and reaching over 60,000 individuals. Learn more about us, our animal ambassadors, ways to donate & support us, and to schedule your own live animal program online at www.

ABOUT US Named Parker Chronicle’s “Best of the Best 2017 Nonprofit,” the Parker Task Force has served Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth for 30 years. Our unique, 100% volunteer organization provides one-on-one guidance toward selfsufficiency. At each client visit trained volunteers discuss job and educational opportunities, budgeting, affordable housing and health care solutions. Our food bank is stocked with nonperishables collected at volunteer-run community food drives and perishable food purchased through generous donations.




CONTACT 6230 E Hwy 86 Franktown, CO 80116 303-817-6531 PRESIDENT Sharon Tiraschi YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009 MISSION STATEMENT At Promise Ranch, our mission is to help our participants to minimize disability and maximize ABILITY through partaking in safe, high quality, and effective equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT).

CONTACT PO Box 482 Parker, CO 80134 303-617-1939 FOUNDER/PRESIDENT Kathryn Glass, Founder Audra J. Bowen, President YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009 MISSION STATEMENT To rescue abandoned, stray, and neglected Cocker Spaniels in Colorado and neighboring states, partner with shelters to rescue unwanted Cocker Spaniels, rehabilitate those who have been abused or neglected, evaluate the dog’s behavior to better understand what it needs to thrive and succeed, promote the importance of spaying/ neutering companion animals, and educate the public to prevent animal cruelty and support closing puppy mills.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES On Colorado Gives Day, we hope that YOU will choose to support Promise Ranch and help us share the healing power of horses with our community. We have many giving opportunities available, including sponsoring a therapy horse, and supporting our financial assistance fund. We truly need YOUR support to continue to empower individuals with disabilities, and help them to meet their full potential! Please contact our Executive Director, Sharon Tiraschi, at for more information on giving to Promise Ranch.

ABOUT US Promise Ranch is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides equine assisted activities and therapies for children, youth, and adults with disabilities or other therapeutic/ rehabilitative needs. Participants can benefit from our Therapeutic/Adaptive Horsemanship and Horseback Riding program, Hippotherapy Treatment sessions, and our Horsemanship Class for Veterans. We also offer volunteer opportunities for children and adults. Contact us to learn more or to get involved!

ABOUT US RMCR serves all of Colorado and neighboring states by working with various shelters, rescues and individuals to make a significant and lasting difference in the lives of Cocker Spaniels. We are the only Cocker Spaniel rescue licensed by Colorado’s Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA), a state licensing and inspection program. In less than nine years, RMCR has rescued more than 1250 cockers and cocker-mixes. We are a foster-based rescue and have approved homes in more than 4 states, mostly along the mountain range from Wyoming into New Mexico. We have an excellent hospice program and do not refuse dogs solely based on age or health. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We are among the top U.S. rescues providing the best rehabilitative and health care, exceeding an average of $800 for every dog we rescue. This is made possible by using 97% of all financial donations to pay for all expenses, e.g., medical care, food, grooming, while our dogs live in foster homes.


CONTACT 10556 E Parker Rd Parker, CO 80138 720-851-0927 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mary Mosher Stathes YEAR ESTABLISHED 2010 MISSION STATEMENT Welcome to Rosie’s Ranch, where horses inspire children. It is our mission at Rosie’s Ranch to provide a child friendly, family centered atmosphere where children with special needs will expand their listening, verbal & reading skills by engaging in activities with horses & neighborhood friends, under the guidance a qualified staff.

CONTACT 16965 Pine Lane #100 Parker, Colorado 80134 720-842-5621 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dennis Gorton YEAR ESTABLISHED 2006 MISSION STATEMENT Loving kids, families, those in need with food and financial assistance while restoring dignity and hope for a better future!

ABOUT US Mary Mosher-Stathes, has three passions in life: family, spending time with horses, and teaching deaf children to communicate. In April 2010, Mary & her husband, Kirk bought a horse ranch in Parker and Rosie’s Ranch was born. Mary, a dedicated board and enthusiastic volunteers, create an inclusive atmosphere, where children with & without special needs, learn to ride, care for horses and develop new friendships.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Join Rosie’s Ranch on Colorado/ Douglas County Gives Day. Donations help provide scholarships for children, with & without special needs, to attend the equine therapeutic programs. All programs include equine assisted therapy(riding) and equine learning activities(horsemanship) as part of the experience. Volunteer opportunities are an added benefit for youth & adults, to acquire community service hours & enrich their lives as well as those they help.

ABOUT US As a faith-based organization, we are about restoring justice to a fearful, hidden, hopeless, and significantly unreached group through redemptive love and grace in the face of suburban poverty’s devastation. While facing brokenness, hurt, confusion, and shame, we see the faces of our guests as they seek help in the midst of job loss, underemployment, recent divorce, inadequate retirement for the elderly, outrageous medical bills, brutal rents, almost non-existent public transportation, broken down auto’s, and multiple other “LIFE HAPPENS” events that few are capable of planning for. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Please consider giving online at www.




CONTACT 826 Part Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-660-1935 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mary Lou Fenton YEAR ESTABLISHED 2008 MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a work, enrichment and educational community where adults with special needs can live full, productive and satisfying lives in a Godcentered and nurturing environment.

CONTACT 309 Jerry St., Suite 101 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 888-ORPHANS (888-677-4267) PRESIDENT/CEO Scott Vair YEAR ESTABLISHED 1993 MISSION STATEMENT To empower the church to care for orphans, until they all have homes.

ABOUT US Wellspring Community offers adults with developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome and Autism, the unique opportunity to learn new skills and develop their potential as they engage in business enterprises designed specifically for adults with special needs, like our Best Buddies Bakery & CafĂŠ at the Emporium and our Artbeat Studio, as well as, a wide variety of enrichment classes, including dance, choir, technology and Crossfit.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your generous financial support will enable us to help more adults with special needs experience a sense of purpose and a place to belong. Please support us on Colorado Gives Day! To learn more about our needs regarding the expansion of our bakery, art studio, greenhouse program and the establishment of our residential program, call Mary Lou Fenton, Executive Director at 303-660-1935. Learn more at www.wearewellspring. org or schedule a tour by calling 303660-1935.

ABOUT US World Orphans has cared for vulnerable children for 24 years. World Orphans, a Castle Rock nonprofit, equips, inspires, and mobilizes the church to care for orphaned children and vulnerable families. With the help of Douglas County donors like you, in 2016, we cared for 15,755 orphans, widows, and refugees in 12 countries. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Donations like yours help care for the physical, mental, emotional & spititual needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families around the world.


Douglas County Gives extends deep appreciation to our 2017 sponsors for their support.


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Douglas County Gives Special Publication  

Douglas County Gives Special Publication, supporting Colorado Gives Day 2017

Douglas County Gives Special Publication  

Douglas County Gives Special Publication, supporting Colorado Gives Day 2017