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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 and new residents unfamiliar with local needs or the nonprofits who serve those needs. We are also generous citizens; however, over 75% of our donated dollars in 2018 left our county. The Douglas County Community Foundation is working to change this dynamic and serves as a catalyst 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 nearly 50 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 10th, we encourage Douglas County residents to #GiveWhereYouLive. We are grateful to Colorado Community Media for its continued support of our community in the production and distribution of this 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 on December 10. We hope the day energizes people to come together and inspire others to support Douglas County charities! You can even preschedule your donation today and #GiveWhereYouLive on December 10th! Learn more at 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 nearly 50 worthy Douglas County based non-profits in this Giving Guide that request your financial assistance on December 10th 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 10th 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 weekly community newspapers, two montly 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



Inside: Learn more about these 46 Douglas County nonprofits. Visit for more information. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3. Aging Resourses of Douglas County 3. All Health Network 4. All-Stars 4. Alternatives Pregnancy Center 4. Arapahoe Community College 4. Arma Dei Academy 5. Be About Bliss 5. CALF 5. Castle Country Assisted Living 5. Castle Rock Chamber Foundation 6. Castle Rock Historical Society & Museum 6. Castle Rock Hospital Foundation 6. Castle Rock Parks & Trails Foundation 6. Castle Rock Senior Activity Center 7. Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 7. Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation 7. Colorado Horsepower 7. Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services 8. Colorado Young Leaders 8. Crisis Center 8. Douglas County Community Foundation 8. Douglas County Libraries Foundation 9. Douglas County Search & Rescue CONTACT 104 4th Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-814-4300


CONTACT 155 Inverness Drive West Englewood, CO 80112 303-730-8858


9. Douglas Land Conservancy 9. Foundation for Douglas County Schools 9. Help & Hope Center 10. Hide In Plain Sight 10. Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association 10. Highlands Ranch Parks & Rec Foundation 10. Hope Held By A Horse 11. Hope’s Promise 11. Invisible Disabilities Association 11. Jessie’s Heart 11. Lamb Spring 12. Parker Senior Center 12. Parker Task Force 12. Promise Ranch 12. Real Colorado Soccer 13. Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue 13. Rosie’s Ranch Cocker Rescue 13. Schweiger Ranch Foundation 13. Secore Cares 14. Stride Community Health Center 14. Tall Tales Ranch 14. Wellspring 14. Youth Roots


MISSION STATEMENT Aging Resources is a one-stop center for aging issues connecting older people to vital information and services that promote aging with independence and dignity. We believe that every senior should be heard and respected and that the whole community should support older adults in their golden years. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Our volunteer program, called Neighbor Network, provides safety net services that help older people age in place. We provide transportation to medical appointments, to local errands such as grocery shopping or church or to visit loved ones. Volunteers serve as companions making visits in the home, chatting over the phone, going out to lunch, playing games, or doing crafts. Our volunteers also provide handyman chores, light housekeeping, or meal preparation. In addition to volunteer services, our staff operates ADA compliant vehicles that transport our wheelchair riders to the places they need to go.

MISSION STATEMENT We enhance quality of life for individuals and families in our communities through compassionate, integrated behavioral health services.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your support helps us provide: • Tablets for local law enforcement to connect with crisis counselors • Play therapy equipment • Materials for our day treatment program • Training for our therapists to learn new skills • Food for visitors and families at crisis center

ABOUT US Behavioral health conditions – mental health and addiction – are common AND treatable. 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 provide suicide prevention services, mental health crisis care, prevention and educational programs to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. 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.


4 CONTACT 8949 Miners Dr. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 720-443-0980


CONTACT 1440 Blake Street Suite 200 Denver, CO 80202 303-298-8815


CONTACT 5900 S Santa Fe Drive, Campus Box 43 Littleton, CO 80160 303-797-5881 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Courtney Loehfelm YEAR ESTABLISHED 1971

CONTACT 341 East Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-346-4523


MISSION STATEMENT Providing first class events where friends with special needs thrive, and their families are giving an opportunity to rest. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Our events are free of charge our all-stars, so we lean on the partnership of those in our community to donate $20/month to sponsor one of our friends with special needs to attend an event each month. Visit our website for details. ABOUT US Very few opportunities exist for adults with developmental disabilities to stay active with programs they enjoy. Parents and caregivers are reaching greater levels of anxiety and stress then ever before to care for their beloved children. At the All-Stars Club, we provide a safe, and fun experience, where all-stars are matched with a 1on1 buddy for an unforgettable night, all while providing hours of rest to their families knowing their children are in great hands. MISSION STATEMENT Alternatives Pregnancy Center cares for Denver-area women and men in pregnancy-related crises and offers them a meaningful alternative to abortion. Following the example of Christian love, we seek to meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs. And we enable and encourage women and men to choose life every day. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Alternatives Pregnancy Center cares for Denver-area women and men in pregnancy-related crisis and offers them a meaningful alternative to abortion. Following the example of Christian love, we seek to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. And we enable and encourage them to choose life every day. ABOUT US We offer free and confidential counseling for women and men, limited ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment for women, and material support at five locations in the Denver-metro area including Castle Rock. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @ youhavealternatives. 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.

MISSION STATEMENT Arma Dei Academy’s mission is to glorify God by providing an excellent classical Christian education founded upon a biblical worldview which equips students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your support will help us provide financial aid to families who desire a classical Christian education for their children; enhance and grow our preschool and collaborative homeschool programs; advance our strategic initiatives of enhanced security and a Rhetoric School (9-12 grade). ABOUT US Arma Dei Academy serves students in Preschool, Kindergarten through 8th grade, and homeschool families with a collaborative learning program. Arma Dei Academy raises the standards by training students to reason, discern and aspire. We aim to graduate students, who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who

reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures. We strive to build a legacy of intelligent and thoughtful leaders who will pursue a purposeful life marked by truth. We invite you to visit and explore the distinctives of a classical Christian education at Arma Dei Academy. • Biblical Worldview • Academic Excellence • Classical Curriculum • Joyful Learners • Character Formation • Small Class Sizes

• Cursive Handwriting • Kindergarten Enrichment • Latin, Art, Music & STEM • Family Chapel • Parent Partnership • Countercultural

EDUCATING TO GLORIFY GOD CONTACT 1364 Hardrock Place Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-380-5432


CONTACT P.O. Box 581 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-1026


MISSION STATEMENT Be About Bliss is a movement for love. It’s about reaching out beyond yourself and finding something you can do to help the people around you.

ABOUT US Be About Bliss is a project based NonProfit that provides Winter Break Food Kits to Colorado Children who may not otherwise eat over Winter Break. The unique thing about BAB is that due to project based infrastructure, 100% of donations go into the Winter Break Food kits. Our hope is that the Colorado children will be able to be kids during the holiday break and not be bogged down with stress over their next meal.

MISSION STATEMENT Connecting people of all ages and abilities to agriculture through authentic educational programs, community projects and leadership opportunities.


CONTACT 255 S Valley Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-814-0668


CONTACT 420 Jerry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-4597



ABOUT US Do you know… the average person is five generations removed from farm/ranch life. Your support helps CALF teach important life skills through real-life agricultural experiences. With your support: • 3,000+ students learn where their food comes from during our Connecting Kids to Agriculture Field Trips.

• 4-H/FFA members learn important life skills by raising livestock at CALF’s Lowell Ranch. • Members of the community will dig their hands into the rich soil of CALF’s Community Garden spots and harvest the benefits of their work. • Hundreds of families gain first-hand knowledge about ranch life and livestock while attending tours and special events. • 400 volunteers achieve their service mission by lending their talents to CALF’s education programs, barnyard clean-ups, ranch and garden workdays, and special events. Every day, we cherish each of our supporters! You allow us to INSPIRE others through AGRICULTURE!

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of CCAL is to provide compassionate and supportive communities for seniors. Specific organizational values with which to carry out the mission include providing creativity, compassion, commitment, responsibility, promoting well-being, and community. Our vision is to create new possibilities for a quality life for aging adults. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Contributions are needed to help support the cost of caring for lower income residents and providing for needs that they may not be able to pay for. ABOUT US CCAL was founded by three local nurses in 1989 who saw a need for senior assisted living in Douglas County. We have three locations in the County, Valley House and Cantril House in Castle Rock and Victorian House in Parker. We offer a portion of our rooms to Residents receiving Medicaid assistance to support senior citizens of all income levels. We are a local company focused only on Douglas County.

MISSION STATEMENT To support and advance the educational, sociological, economic and cultural interest of the Castle Rock Community: • Developing leadership with a dynamic and innovative vision of the future; • Lining the business community in partnerships with educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations; and • Serving as a vehicle for research, planning and community education to anticipate and communicate the challenges of the future educators, students and families. · Chamber Educational Fund—To foster a strong local economy by encouraging entrepreneurial and business activity by offering business training and consultations for successful business development GIVING OPPORTUNITIES and growth. · Leadership DC—was created to ensure that our · Starlighting Fund—Supports the annual Starlighting community would continue to identify, educate and event in Castle Rock in featuring the lighting of the motivate emerging leaders to improve Douglas Star. County through personal and collective commitment. · Victoria /Carriage House—maintaining our historic ABOUT US Victoria/Carriage House (est. 1889) The Castle Rock Chamber Foundation was · Talent Pipeline DC—works to connect business, established in 2017 and is dedicated to advancing education and government for the workforce needs quality of life through education, leadership and of our businesses and the opportunities to support community enhancement.


6 CONTACT 420 Elbert St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-814-3164

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. to maintain and restore precious artifacts that tell the story of life in the Castle Rock community.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Angie DeLeo YEAR ESTABLISHED 1991 GIVING OPPORTUNITIES When you support the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum you help to preserve the 143 year old depot that serves as the museum. Matching funds are needed to obtain grant dollars. Funds are used CONTACT 2350 Meadows Blvd Castle Rock, CO 80134 720-455-2534

CONTACT P.O. Box 724 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-515-5513

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES • Cardiac Care: Expand and enhance the cardiology services to our community by giving to help provide new technology, a cardiac Cath/ interventional radiology lab, and a clinic expansion. • Stop the Bleed: Trains individuals to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES With your continued support, we will complete our two active projects: Phase 2 of the Legacy Trail and Funding the FitGround Exercise Structure. We are seeing Sponsors and Donors for each


goals and meet the needs of our community in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

ABOUT US We believe giving is part of healing, and the value of philanthropy is not just in dollars raised, but also in the emotional investment people make when we help connect them to our mission. We facilitate giving in a way that helps donors accomplish their philanthropic

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• Youth Resiliency: Provides leadership programs for youth with the ultimate goal of eliminating teen suicide. • Breast Care Center: Expands services for early detection, intervention, and provides 3D mammograms for women. • Angel Paws Therapy Dogs: Therapy dogs are a welcome distraction from illness and pain by bringing joy to everyone they meet.

MISSION STATEMENT The Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation is a resident-led non-profit that strives to maximize the recreational experiences of our community by promoting and enhancing our parks and trails, creating local partnerships, and developing projects that encourage park and trail engagement.


CONTACT 2323 Woodlands Blvd. (in the Rec Center Bldg.) Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-9498

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.

MISSION STATEMENT Inspiring joyful giving to transform lives.


ABOUT US 2019 was a busy year! With the help of the Parks and Recreation Department, we were able to complete Phase 1 of the Legacy Trail at Gateway Mesa, through the assistance of three work days by over 200 volunteers with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and installed the FitGround Exercise Course at the Philip S. Miller Park, bringing more outdoor fitness options to this fantastic park. We were involved with the Tunes for Trails Summer Concert Series and helped a local scout raise funds for his project to Remap the Ridgeline Open Space!

MISSION STATEMENT Vision – Be the place where all seniors are welcomed and find their place to enjoy camaraderie along with diverse activities 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” 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.”

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 410 South Wilcox, Suite 102 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-215-4521


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.

REGIONAL OFFICE DIRECTOR Paul Narduzzo CATHOLIC CHARITIES CEO Andy Barton YEAR ESTABLISHED 2013, (Castle Rock Office) 1968, (Agency)

CONTACT 9896 Rosemont Avenue, Building 3, #204 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303.250.7739 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Julie Hutchison YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009

CONTACT 5027 Garton Rd. PO Box 534 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-594-1509 PRESIDENT Lynette Roff YEAR ESTABLISHED 1984

CONTACT 7355 S. Peoria Street, Hangar 10, Suite 202 Englewood, CO 80112 720-946 2828 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dorotha Cicchinelli YEAR ESTABLISHED 1980


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Monetary donations accepted to support struggling families and individuals in the community through wrap-around services and case management.

ABOUT US Catholic Charities in Castle Rock has outgrown three offices, and today we are serving more than 100 families each month. Now co-located with other service providers which improve access for the families we serve, we continue working on innovative and collaborative solutions that go beyond the traditional “hand-outs” approach to address the root causes of poverty. Established programs such as English as a Second Language, emergency services and furniture outreach are paired with extensive case management, counseling and specialty programs such as a winter coats, holiday turkeys and a Christmas Giving Tree to help families have a sense of normalcy while pursuing stability.

MISSION STATEMENT 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. ABOUT US The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation grants comfort and hope to those affected by epilepsy through providing financial assistance for monitoring devices, vital information and a safe haven for conversation and community. We educate the public about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and provide grants for seizure-response service dogs and life-saving movement monitors to help protect against SUDEP. Chelsea’s Wish sends patients and their families to Epilepsy Awareness Expo and Day at Disneyland each November. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals/families greater independence, increased confidence and community understanding. MISSION STATEMENT HorsePower improves the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages; enabling students to better navigate and integrate into the communities where they live. Improved self-confidence, social interaction, emotional balance and physical conditioning (balance, core strength, gross motor skills) are achieved through the student’s interaction with the horse and HorsePower’s therapeutic equestrian programs. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Visit our website making opportunities to give yearround. ABOUT US HorsePower has seen the benefits of horses in children and adults by using horse therapy with great success!

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. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss relies on donors like you in order to support grieving parents, making certain they do NOT feel alone. Your generous donations provide participant scholarships as well as materials which help them along their path towards healing. Through your generosity we restore the hearts of grieving parents! ABOUT US Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss provides comprehensive grief education and support to parents who have suffered a pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. We understand the pain of associated with loss and know the importance of a healthy path to healing.

Our program allows grieving parents to work with a licensed professional in a group setting, providing an atmosphere of peer understanding and professional resources. We also offer a Pregnancy After Loss Program and provide training to healthcare professionals.


8 CONTACT 7550 Saxeborough Drive Castle Rock, CO 80108 720-924-6590

MISSION STATEMENT To develop young people’s leadership skills through our dynamic leadership process; to inspire a sense of adventure through meaningful service-learning opportunities in the local community; and to create community for young people to live out their discovered skills and passions.


CONTACT PO Box 631302 Littleton, CO 80163 303-688-1094 (Admin) 303-688-8484 (24-hour Crisis Line)


CONTACT P.O. Box 84 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-733-2656

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Help us empower youth leadership! Your investment will: • Build our scholarship program allowing students, regardless of economic background, to access life-changing service and leadership

CONTACT 100 South Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-791-7323


experiences. • Expand service and leadership opportunities, providing students a wide variety of fun and meaningful projects to build their skills, expand their perspectives, and make them confident changemakers! • Support our capacity to serve additional students while focusing on our core values of leadership, service, community, adventure, and legacy.

needs of their community to make a difference for others while fueling their personal growth. We show youth that authentic leadership requires creativity, commitment, compassion, and an outward focus on others. Through CYL, youth don’t have to wait to start changing the world!

ABOUT US Colorado Young Leaders develops young people’s leadership skills through meaningful service-learning opportunities. With CYL teens become leaders through action, they combine their talents with the

MISSION STATEMENT The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence. Crisis Center is often their first point of contact. 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. 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. Adults and children impacted by domestic violence have experienced physical and emotional trauma, sometimes for the majority of their lives. The

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.

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. ABOUT US DCCF is a catalyst to:

CEO Rochelle Miller YEAR ESTABLISHED 2000

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES You can direct your support to: DouglasCountyCommunityFoundation PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY Fund - to support the work of the foundation. Thank you for giving where you live!

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.

• CHAMPION awareness of the needs of Douglas County citizens • INSPIRE generous and thoughtful philanthropic action today and for future generations • SUPPORT 46 nonprofit organizations serving Douglas County by providing support, assistance and leadership DCCF seeks to ensure that philanthropic dollars remain in the county to help preserve and strengthen its community and beauty. Through our network of nonprofits, initiatives, programs, and donor advised

MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas County Libraries Foundation delivers funding and resources to help sustain the Douglas County Libraries to positively impact our community members so they can grow and thrive. 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) supports DCL’s goals to build bright futures and create community connections through programs and features that enhance the library’s vision. Examples include Camp DCL, which encourages kids to continue learning while on school breaks, and Cuddle Up & Read, which introduces new moms and their babies to the benefits of reading, which begin at birth.

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. Libraries are critical to education, and neighborhood, workforce, and economic development.


CONTACT P.O. Box 1102 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-2751


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, CO. The team also responds to requests for assistance from other search and rescue (SAR) teams in Colorado and around the U.S.

PRESIDENT Bruce Fosdick YEAR ESTABLISHED 1998 GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Please donate, or support us by shopping online! Go to and select DCSAR (Colorado) as your charity of choice. Thank you! CONTACT P.O. Box 462 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 303-688-8025

ABOUT US Celebrating 20 years of serving Douglas County! For more than 20 years, DCSAR and its 70-strong team of volunteers has helped the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office find and extract missing kids, at-risk adults, lost hikers, and severely injured climbers. Dispatched through the county’s 911 system, we are always ready to help – and there is never a charge for our services. Please support us this year with our multi-year campaign to raise funds to replace our well-loved but aging (20 years!) and barely roadworthy command post. Costing nearly $100,000 when properly outfitted, command posts are *not* provided by the county – nor are the funds to procure them.

to support surrounding counties, including Jefferson and Elbert.


Of those 22,500 acres, 11,102 acres are open to the public and provide great trails and recreational experiences for all to enjoy.

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

CONTACT 1638 Park St. Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-688-1114

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Thanks to Westerra Credit Union - for the third consecutive year - gifts made to the Foundation on Colorado Gives day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000! Opportunity grants are all about creating engaging and interactive learning

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.

experiences that motivate and inspire students. Your investment in our Opportunity Grants program will support a project at school that has been fully vetted through a competitive process to ensure rigorous student impact. Join us this December 10 and double your impact. ABOUT US Each day, Douglas County School District classrooms become home to more than 68,000 students who spend sixty million hours each year thinking, learning and growing. The Foundations 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.

MISSION STATEMENT The Help & Hope Center 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.


11,398 acres are private lands that protect agricultural operations, open space, scenic viewscapes, critical wildlife habitat, and wetlands from ever being developed.

MISSION STATEMENT The Foundation for Douglas County Schools works to enrich student experience and promote innovation. The Foundation is an independent charitable organization that develops private resources to support our students and schools.


DCSAR team night rescue

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.

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.

CONTACT 620 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-387-0505


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES • Weekend Meals program for low income students • Toiletries and Food for the food bank • Gently used clothing and household items

ABOUT US Help & Hope Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit human service organization dedicated to providing assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert counties who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis. We address immediate needs by consistently providing food and other necessities for homeless, low income and the working poor in our community. We meet these challenges with over 300 volunteers, five full-time and ten part-time staff.

10 CONTACT 9249 S. Broadway #200-387 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 720-288-3016

DOUGLAS COUNTY NONPROFIT GIVING GUIDE MISSION STATEMENT Breaking the cycle of student homelessness and poverty through education.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Joseph A. Roos YEAR ESTABLISHED 2015 ABOUT US Over $500,000 and 250 scholarships were awarded to homeless and students in poverty since 2015. Our Pre-K to 12 Grade Robin Hood Program benefits

CONTACT 9568 University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-471-8958


CONTACT 3280 Redstone Park Circle Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 303-791-2710


CONTACT 3575 No. Hwy 67 Sedalia, CO. 80135 720-635-3223

at risk students who are in a fee based school district. This program funds extra-curricular activities including field trips, athletics, etc. so these students have the same out of classroom educational experiences as their classmates. Our From Homeless To Hired program goal is to help these at risk students get their education, move on to be competitive in the job market, earn a sustainable wage and break their cycle of adversity. Starting in Douglas County, we now support students statewide from Grand Junction to Aurora and from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Donations are accepted online or via texting the word HIDE to 50155. We bring generous people and students in poverty together.

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. ABOUT US The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) was created to offer value and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Highlands Ranch and the surrounding communities.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Donate online at 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.

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 2019, the CAA takes great pride in offering diverse, quality cultural programming to the Douglas County community.

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 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, park improvements, senior activities, the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument and historic preservation at 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.

MISSION STATEMENT Hope Held by a Horse provides a safe, positive environment, in the company of horses, to support women with breast cancer to learn, grow, and heal.


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We welcome donations online at Thanks to your generosity we will be able to continue to provide 11 programs for free to 6 breast cancer survivors each time . We will also be participating in Colorado Gives and we have a benefit ride each year in April. Contact us for more information.

ABOUT US Hope Held by a Horse gives women the opportunity to reclaim a part of themselves that has been lost or diminished through the challenges of breast cancer. Our goal is to provide a place in which they can address fears and express emotional pain. The spiritual connection with horses helps them feel supported, centered, empowered and able to continue on and thrive. We provide one-on- one interaction with a therapy horse and a trained counselor to facilitate the emotional healing. CONTACT 1585 Perry Street Suite E Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-660-0277


MISSION STATEMENT Transforming lives through the Christian ministry of adoption and orphan care. 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.


CONTACT 9615 E. County Line Rd., Suite B573 Centennial, CO 80112 720-223-5553 CEO Wayne Connell YEAR ESTABLISHED 1996

CONTACT 300 E. Miller Ct. #2282 Castle Rock, CO 80104

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

CONTACT 8155 Piney River Ave., (Administrative only) Littleton, CO 80125 720-431-3750

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES • National ID Initiative: Leading legislation for volunteer disclosure on government IDs that accommodates people with invisible disabilities. Proof of Concept:Alaska passes first legislation in USA that allows their DMV to use our brand as the all-encompassing identifier for voluntary disability disclosure: akol/designator.htm • IDA Cares Empathy Assessment Tool - IDA is developing a simple but large-scale assessment program that can be utilized by people individually, families, corporate diversity groups and human resources, and others dealing with the care processes it takes to manage the needs of people with Invisible Disabilities.

ABOUT US Invisible Disabilities® Association encourages, educates and connects people touched by illness, pain and disability, passionately raising awareness and creating programming that impacts the lives of those living with invisible disabilities.

MISSION STATEMENT Jessie’s Heart’s mission is to provide support for children with heart defects that reduces emotional, physical and financial stress for the family make annual gifts, monthly tithings or one-time donations. Others support us through their many purchases on Amazon. Amazon Smile An easy way to donate throughout the year is simply by changing your Amazon bookmark to smile. and selecting Jessie’s Heart as the nonprofit you support. Amazon will then donate .5% of your purchase price to our foundation, which allows us to expand our giving to families in need. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Financial Support Thanks to our individual and corporate donors we’re able to reduce the financial burdens that directly impact the lives of cardiac children. Many donors participate in our fundraising events while others

child. We support the multidisciplinary collaboration of Social Workers, Child Life Specialists, Pediatric Psychologists, and Chaplains in the support of CHD families.

ABOUT US Jessie’s Heart provides financial support to those needing assistance with transportation, lodging, food, daycare, and other unexpected expenses. We believe that by reducing the family’s financial burdens, parents can focus on the care and wellbeing of their

MISSION STATEMENT To develop, fund, build, operate and promote an on-site museum and interpretive center at the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve.

ABOUT US Lamb Spring is a unique and valuable resource for public education and research because the site contains what may be some of the best-preserved evidence of the earliest humans to live in the North American Continent, as well as the remains of many extinct Ice Age animals.


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.

MISSION STATEMENT IDA’s mission is to encourage, educate and connect people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Envision with us, a world where people living with illness, pain and disability will be Invisible No More®.



GIVING OPPORTUNITIES When you donate to Lamb Spring, you’re helping us work toward our goal to develop, fund, build and promote an on-site museum and interpretive center at the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve. Our tours and programs link guests to the only Cody-age (about 8,500 years old) bison kill site in Colorado that can be visited by the public.

12 CONTACT 10675 Longs Way Parker, CO 80138 303-841-5370


CONTACT 19105 Long’s Way Parker, CO 80134 303-841-3460


MISSION STATEMENT The Parker Senior Center’s mission is to provide a community center to serve the senior population living in and around Douglas County. Services includes nutrition, transportation, activities, recreation, wellness, education, socialization, and others as needed.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES As a non-profit, the Parker Senior Center depends on grants, donation, and fundraising to support our facility and the services we provide to the evergrowing senior population.

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.

YEAR ESTABLISHED 1987 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

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


ABOUT US Named Parker Chronicle’s “Best of the Best 2018 Local Nonprofit,” the Parker Task Force has served Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth for more than 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 non-perishables

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.


COO Jared Spires

collected at volunteer-run community food drives and perishable food purchased through generous donations.

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 8200 S. Akron St Suite 122 Centennial, CO 80112 303 694-6882

ABOUT US The Parker Senior Center has been in operation at its current location since 1985. We provide a facility for seniors to meet and fellowship with each other. We have a dining site where we provide hot, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals. This is an area that is often neglected by seniors living alone. Many activities are provided at the facility such as games, needle works, ceramics, crafts, wellness and exercise as well as group outings to events, shows and site-seeing. In 2018, we served 9,948 meals. We are currently serving 800+ seniors and growing fast!

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.


CONTACT 6230 E. Hwy 86 Franktown, CO 80116 303-817-6531

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 Promise Ranch is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit 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

MISSION STATEMENT Real Colorado Soccer is a community-based organization committed to helping each player learn, grow, and celebrate his or her love of the game. We are dedicated to developing character, integrity, and personal growth for the youth player, student athlete and future leader. We serve our community by continuing a tradition of fun and excellence in developing players, coaches and teams. ABOUT US Real Colorado sets the standard for the youth soccer experience, offering the most comprehensive program available from the youngest player to the elite athlete at the highest levels of competition in the country. We offer our players more ways to learn and grow their love of the game than any other club in our state. Our programs are sometimes imitated, but the opportunities provided to grow each player are truly unmatched. Our club includes more than 400 soccer teams across Highlands Ranch, Parker and Castle Rock, Colorado, in both recreational and competitive teams. Year after year, we’ve won championships at the local, state and national level. Real players have gone on to play in college, MLS

and internationally, as well as represent the U.S. in the Olympics and World Cup. Our alumni return to Real to play, train and give back as coaches and trainers. CONTACT PO Box 482 Parker, CO 80134 303-617-1939


MISSION STATEMENT To rescue and rehabilitate unwanted, neglected or abused Cocker Spaniels, evaluate their behavior to better understand their needs, promote the importance of spaying/neutering companion animals, and educate the public to prevent animal cruelty and support closing puppy mills. ABOUT US RMCR works with shelters, veterinarians and volunteers to improve the lives of Cocker Spaniels. We are staffed entirely by volunteers as a fosterbased rescue. We have rescued more than 1500 dogs from more than 17 states. We often have 15+ dogs at any given time in our hospice program as we do not refuse dogs solely based on age or health. Approximately 97% of all financial donations are budgeted for dog-related expenses, e.g., medical care, food, and grooming at a cost of $800 spent on every dog rescued.

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT Kathryn Glass, Founder Audra J. Bowen, President YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009

CONTACT 10556 E Parker Rd Parker, CO 80138 720-851-0927

MISSION STATEMENT Provide a welcoming therapeutic environment where children, with and without special needs, can connect with an equine partner and each other, under the guidance of trained and qualified staff, to build self-confidence, literacy, and language skills through educational and equine assisted activities. (E.A.T.)


CONTACT 10270 Commonwealth Street, Suite B Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 790-0557

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Matching Employer donation(s), individual donations, corporate donations, DC Gives, volunteering. Donations can be earmarked for children(‘s) camps, horse maintenance, ranch up-keep, etc., or left to the discretion of the executive director.

the animals living on the ranch, expand our ranching programs, help keep our event programming free and provide funding to operate the ranch.

YEAR ESTABLISHED 2006 GIVING OPPORTUNITIES When giving to Schweiger Ranch, donors help preserve and maintain the historic buildings for future generations to enjoy, provide food and care for


ABOUT US Our facility is located about 2 miles east of downtown Parker. Our goal is to boost every child’s self-confidence by joining children, with and without special needs, in the following programs: Summer Day Camp, private and group riding lessons, Parent and Tot program and expansive volunteer opportunities for over 300 teens annually in Douglas county at no cost. Program scholarships are available.

MISSION STATEMENT Schweiger Ranch’s mission is to provide diverse recreational and educational opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area’s cultural and natural heritage through displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs and special events for the benefit of the greater community.


CONTACT 17151 Pine Lane Parker, Colorado 80134 720-842-5621


ABOUT US Schweiger Ranch Foundation was established to preserve and operate the historic landmark Schweiger Ranch as a cultural and educational resource for the Douglas County community and region. An open-air and living history museum, Schweiger Ranch reveals the spirit of the early western American ranch family, inspires an appreciation of our cultural and natural heritage through free, family friendly events, and preserves this legacy for the future.

MISSION STATEMENT Caring for people faced with Suburban Poverty, restoring hope and dignity, and guiding them toward a self-sufficient life!

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Donations – both monetary and food; Volunteering; Participation in Events; Sponsorships; Partnerships; Spreading the word – tell people who we are and what we do. Visit for more information.

ABOUT US Suburban poverty exists in Douglas County, but it’s invisible. Those experiencing it are embarrassed and feel ashamed, so they don’t ask for help. They live in beautiful homes, with manicured lawns, but inside they are struggling. Too many people in the suburbs are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and are one event away–loss of job, divorce, mounting medical bills-from spiraling into suburban poverty. SECORCares brings hope, dignity and a helping hand when “life happens.” We offer a FREE food market, financial assistance, legal aid, counseling– whatever it takes to get our guests back on their feet again. We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty and restoring those in need to self-sufficiency!

14 CONTACT 2255 S. Oneida St. Denver, CO 80224 (303) 761-1977


CONTACT 6311 South Grant Drive Centennial, CO 80121 303-806-9141


MISSION STATEMENT STRIDE’s mission is to partner with the community to provide excellent, culturally sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Join STRIDE in improving the health of our community! When you donate to STRIDE this year, you will have the opportunity to designate your gift to special programs at STRIDE including: -Behavioral Health Services -Cancer Screening Services -Care Coordination/Management -Homeless Services -Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program -Pediatric Services

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES • Sponsor an event such as a community happy hour, porch party or our annual fundraiser • Underwrite a program • Make an individual donation, include us in your


CONTACT 1127 Sherman St, Suite #100 Denver, CO 80203 303-954-9612 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lauren Czajka YEAR ESTABLISHED 2010

ABOUT US STRIDE Community Health Center is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the Denver metropolitan area since 1989. STRIDE provides community and refugee medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and community-based services, including case management, outreach to the homeless, adolescent services, health education, and maternal child health

employer’s corporate matching • program, or include us in your estate planning/ stock donation plans • Choose TTR in the King Soopers Reward program and/or download the RoundUp App



to more than 50,000 underserved, uninsured and working individuals and families in need of health care services.

MISSION STATEMENT Tall Tales Ranch is dedicated to providing a life sharing community where both people with and without disabilities can live in a supportive, cooperative environment that honors their individuality, celebrates their uniqueness and helps them to reach their full potential.


CONTACT 826 Park Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-660-1935

for people of all abilities to gather - a place rooted in possibility.

ABOUT US Tall Tales Ranch is building a community in Lone Tree to support families and their adult children living with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We will offer apartments to people with and without disabilities, and serve as a vibrant hub for the greater community. Our community event barn and coffee shop will create job opportunities, vocational training and a place for people to come together to thrive. Together, we are building a forward-thinking place

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to provide enrichment and educational opportunities to adults with special needs, so they are empowered to live abundant lives in a God-centered environment.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Sponsor a STAR and provide ongoing continuing education for an adult with special needs. Your support allows our STARS to shine in an environment that fosters personal growth, a sense of purpose and a place to belong. Your gift will ensure that arts and performance, physical fitness, life and leadership, enrichment and enterprise programming continues for these individuals.

ABOUT US Wellspring is a nonprofit organization that encourages adults with special needs to invest in themselves and their community. We do this through our God-centered environment, a nurturing community and our innovative program. We call the individuals in our program STARS, Specially Talented Adults Raising Standards.

MISSION STATEMENT Unleashing the power of youth to change the world. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer 30 minutes in a high-impact meeting to mentor high school students, learn about the issues, and consider financially supporting their causes. Contact to sign up! Or support young leaders working to impact their communities by donating online at ABOUT US YouthRoots is a leadership program that empowers high-school students to tackle community issues. The Douglas County YouthBoard is made up of 16 students working together to respond to emerging needs and build the skills to become change makers now and tomorrow. In the words of one of our students, “YouthRoots is a board of teens dedicated

to making change in their community, striving to become better leaders in order to direct their passion towards issues among youth in the community and make the change they envision.”


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Douglas County Gives 2019  

Annual Non-Profit Giving Guide to local Douglas County Gives Day 2019 opportunities.

Douglas County Gives 2019  

Annual Non-Profit Giving Guide to local Douglas County Gives Day 2019 opportunities.