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Dear Douglas County Residents: The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit with a goal of building permanent, named funds for the benefit of the residents in Douglas County. DCCF also supports local charities by assisting with financial and administrative tasks. In very broad terms, the DCCF is a way to connect people who care, with causes that matter. The DCCF partnered with Douglas County Gives (DCG) to increase the awareness, and support of, charitable organizations located in Douglas County. On this one, special day, people around our state participate by providing urgently-needed resources. The emphasis of DCG is to Give Where You Live. We know our residents are generous, and together with The Community First Foundation, DCG is an easy and convenient way to support favorite organizations within Douglas County. With the season of giving upon us, we hope you’ll take the time to consider donating to one of the organizations in the Giving Guide and directly help Douglas County. Each charitable organization listed in the Giving Guide is a member of DCG, a coalition of nonprofits in Douglas County, and has met the rigorous eligibility requirements needed to participate in Colorado Gives Day. This year, Colorado Gives Day is on December 6th. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to look through the Giving Guide and learn about the many nonprofits located in our community. We know Douglas County is a wonderful place to live, but it’s also a wonderful place to give! Douglas County is home to an amazing array of charities working in a variety of areas including animal welfare, arts, advocacy for those with special needs, education, land and wildlife conservation, youth and adult health and welfare, and so much more. The Giving Guide also includes information about how to give on Colorado Gives Day and throughout the year. We are grateful to Colorado Community Media and its continued support of our community through various efforts, including its production and distribution of the Giving Guide. While people can donate to nonprofits any time of the year, DCG brings attention to the act of contributing when it may otherwise just be a passing thought. We hope the day energizes people to come together and inspire others to support Douglas County charities! With warm regards, Douglas County Gives Members






Learn more about these 31 Douglas County nonprofits. Visit for more information.

All Health Network ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Alternatives Pregnancy Center ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 ACC Foundation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5 Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5 Castle Rock Senior Activity Center ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Catholic Charities ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Chelsea Hutchison Foundation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 Christian World Outreach �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 Children’s Advisory Network ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 CALF at the Lowell Ranch ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Colorado Horsepower ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Colorado Young Leaders ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9 Crisis Center �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 Douglas County Community Foundation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 Douglas County Educational Foundation �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11 Douglas County Libraries Foundation ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11 Douglas County Search & Rescue �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Douglas/Elbert Task Force �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13 Douglas Land Conservancy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13 HawkQuest ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Hide In Plain Sight ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Highlands Ranch Park and Recreation Foundation ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Hope’s Promise �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16 Nature’s Educators �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16 Parker Task Force ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17 Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17 Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18 SECOR Free Markets �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18 Wellspring Community �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������19




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 DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS Shira Moffatt 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.

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.

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.

ABOUT US Alternatives Pregnancy Center has been serving the Douglas County community for over 20 years with help and hope for those experiencing an unintended pregnancy. Our first location in Denver was founded in 1982. We serve Douglas County through our Parker office location and are pleased to announce the opening of a Castle Rock office in April 2016! When being pregnant is not a part of your plans, we want to women to know…You have Alternatives. We offer Denver area women alternatives to abortion by providing practical care for them and their families through relationship education, options counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasound services, material goods and referrals. All services are free and confidential. Your support allows us to continue excellence in client services throughout the year. 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.

CONTACT P.O. Box 724 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-501-0274 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lindsay Sherrill YEAR ESTABLISHED 2013 MISSION STATEMENT The Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation works to enhance Castle Rock’s parks, trails, and recreational spaces. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the recreational, educational, and cultural life of the community by supporting the Town park system. The Foundation: • Raises funds to support park programs, facilities and services; • Promotes the values and benefits of our town parks; and • Supports park programs that educate our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Thanks to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) the ACC Foundation has access to $112,491 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. ACC scholarship recipients are more likely to: • Earn higher GPA’s than non – scholars • Take more credits, moving them towards graduation sooner • Seek tutoring or other support services • Complete their degree or certificate • Transfer to a four – year institution

ABOUT US Established in 2012, Castle Rock Parks & Trails Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance the recreational spaces that make Castle Rock a unique. We raise funds to support the Town of Castle Rock’s park programs, facilities, and services. Our projects promote the values and benefits of our Town’s parks and support park programs that educate our community. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Investments in Castle Rock’s parks and trails contribute to our individual and our community’s health, economy, environment, and social well-being. Your donations to Castle Rock Parks & Trails Foundations help us to engage in unique and exciting projects that enhance our recreational spaces. Please consider supporting us through Colorado Gives Day, by purchasing a Legacy Brick or Stone, or through our unique sponsorship opportunities. For more information, visit www. or contact Lindsay Sherrill at 303-910-5344.




ABOUT US Seniors are living longer and boomers are redefining what aging gracefully means. The demand for services for the Senior Center’s growing 900+ members is increasing, while funds are squeezed to meet these needs. More than 140 activities are planned monthly for the diverse population ranging from active seniors desiring to try new things, like those trips on their “bucket lists,” to those elderly folks who are in need of wellness programs, social activities and hot meals. Among the Center’s services is a vital transportation program, providing rides to doctor appointments, grocery stores and on errands. 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’s 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 – celebrating 45 years serving seniors in 2016 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Castle Rock Senior Center is to provide educational, social, wellness and recreational programs for senior citizens in the Castle Rock area, to keep them independent and active. The non-profit organization also provides transportation services to seniors and disabled adults from the area. The Center is a community gathering place where seniors make friends, laugh and learn, receive information and services, and improve their well-being.

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

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 75 families are served each month from our Castle Rock office, which has seen a 66% growth in people seeking our services in just the past year. Services include emergency help (utility, rent, food and hotel voucher assistance); case management; counseling for families, individuals and couples; family facilitation with Douglas County Cares; seasonal assistance (school supplies, winter coats, Thanksgiving turkeys); and we serve as a coordinated point of entry for the new Douglas County Winter Shelter Network. Visit us at CCharitiesCC. org for a complete list of Programs & Services.


ABOUT US The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation serves individuals, families and communities affected by epilepsy by raising awareness of the common yet little-known condition SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), by providing support and equipment for prevention of this occurrence, and by creating a safe space and raising awareness within the greater community. We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants and movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP. 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.

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.

ABOUT US CWO helps people in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe improve their quality of life by reaching out to those who have been forgotten. We minister to people physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally and join with local people to provide holistic ways to improve lives. Change happens when we come alongside nationals and understand their culture and needs.

CONTACT 12249 Mead Way Littleton, CO 80125 303-723-0333 PRESIDENT Greg Yoder YEAR ESTABLISHED 1979 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate with the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self-worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian assistance.

Our programs include leadership development, vocational training, children’s feeding programs, HIV prevention education, mobile clinic care, evangelistic outreach and more. We reach out to help make a difference one life at a time! GIVING OPPORTUNITIES By going online and clicking on our Donate button, you can give to any of the four countries where we serve and to any of more than 12 different programs. You can volunteer, sign-up for an email newsletter, join a shortterm mission trip and pray for CWO!




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.

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.

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 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 3,200 students who attended our Connecting Kids to Agriculture Field Trips. • Over 100 people with special needs who visited CALF on our new “Mon days on the Ranch” programs de signed especially for them! • 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 5027 Garton Road P.O. Box 534 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-594-1509 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lynette Roff YEAR ESTABLISHED 1984 MISSION STATEMENT 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. This is empowering not only the life of the rider, but the entire family.

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 and purpose, a heart for others, and the confidence to explore the difference they can make in their community.

ABOUT US HorsePower improves the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages; Enabling students to better navigate and integrate in to the communities where they live. Improved selfconfidence, 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 HorsePower relies upon the generous support of our community in order to provide therapeutic equestrian programming. Consider supporting HorsePower by donating to our scholarship fund, our horse care fund, donating needed items or volunteering to help in our classes.

ABOUT US We meet regularly with high school students to teach and practice leadership skills through community service. We mentor, inspire, dream and give together. Our Decalibron Leadership Program guides students through a four-year journey designed to help them reach their potential as leaders in our ever-changing world. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We will use donations to meet 3 organizational needs: 1. Scholarships Funds because we believe all students deserve the opportunity to lead regardless of economic means. 2. Program Funds to develop more chapters and service learning opportunities with our local nonprofit partners. 3. Add a Recruitment Director to align with strategic growth plan to grow wider as we grow deeper. This staff member will support new schools, students, volunteers and non-profits.




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.

CONTACT PO Box 367 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-688-1094 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.

“I am not at all shy about what happened to me and I have become an advocate for others. I think survivors are the best resource for other survivors because we know what we wish people would tell us.” -Domestic violence survivor

ABOUT US The Douglas County Community Foundation strives to develop philanthropists of all ages and levels of income by educating and inspiring generosity.

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 provides leadership and responsible stewardship of philanthropic resources to enhance the quality of life in Douglas County.

The Crisis Center has over 30 years’ experience providing services to victims of domestic violence. We operate a 24hour 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Your contribution will help DCCF serve as a catalyst to local giving. As a 501(c)3 organization, DCCF is a leader in: •Championing awareness of the needs of Douglas County citizens •Inspiring generous and thoughtful philanthropic action today and for future generations •Supporting 31 nonprofit organizations serving Douglas County 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.

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.


CONTACT 620 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-387-0505 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jason Christensen YEAR ESTABLISHED 1991 MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) 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.

CONTACT 100 South Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-791-7323 PRESIDENT/CEO Bob Pasicznyuk YEAR ESTABLISHED 1992 MISSION STATEMENT Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. The Douglas County Libraries Foundation exists to support the institutional goals and cultural celebrations of Douglas County Libraries.

ABOUT US We invite you to join the DCEF in supporting our Douglas County Schools by donating on Colorado Gives Day or contacting us for additional opportunities. Your donation can be earmarked for one of our programs, like the annual school supply drive, or an unrestricted gift will support the Innovation Fund. The Foundation provides grants to schools, teachers and classrooms and raises money for program initiatives such as Career Connect, field trips, and outdoor education. Annually, the DCEF recognizes outstanding teachers and staff at the Apple Awards. We support several scholarship funds and worked with partners this fall to provide over $56,000 in school supplies to students and teachers. The DCEF also supports more than 85 school PTO’s and booster clubs. Led by dedicated parent and community volunteers, DCEF Chapters have raised millions to support individual schools, athletic teams, and programs.

ABOUT US In 2016, Douglas County Libraries (DCL) opened new libraries in three previously underserved communities: Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker. Beautiful new library facilities better meet growing community demand for parking and meeting space, and help the libraries deliver literacy and lifelong learning through play and entertainment. The nonprofit Douglas County Libraries Foundation (DCLF), founded in 1992, supports DCL’s play-aslearning initiative, plus programs and features that enhance the library’s mission and vision: • Summer Reading Program • Cuddle Up & Read • Summer Camps • Lite-Brite-inspired Everbright walls 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 An all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization, DCSAR’s mission is to search for lost or missing people in the backcountry and the urban areas of Douglas County. We rescue, provide emergency care for, and recover those who are stranded, injured, or otherwise incapacitated in the backcountry. Dispatched by 911 calls to the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office, our services are always provided FREE OF CHARGE to you and your family.

CONTACT 4833 Front St. Unit B#433 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-704-2797 PRESIDENT/CEO Randy Reed YEAR ESTABLISHED 2010 MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation is dedicated to maintaining the monument plaza and honoring all of our past, present and future veterans of Douglas County. To be a valuable resource to our community and veterans through educational & grant programs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Donations will help repair/replace equipment – ropes, medical equipment, and our 1998 Chevy 2500. Formerly an ambulance, it’s now our command post, but it’s expensive to maintain and must be replaced soon. We also need our own permanent space. Rescue trucks are currently parked in an open lot – weather is hard on it, delays responses (e.g., removing ice, dead batteries), requires maintenance to be done outside, and we have nowhere to dry wet equipment.

ABOUT US Douglas County Search and Rescue (DCSAR) was formed in September 1998. El Paso County Search and Rescue (south of Douglas County) loaned us equipment, provided instruction, and allowed our team to use its facility for training. After intensive team member training that fall, the team was operational in December. Our first mission was Feb. 10, 1999, searching for two missing dirt bike riders on Rampart Range. We located the missing bikers in near blizzard conditions. They were cold, but alive. Since then, we have served Douglas County, Greater Denver, and Colorado with distinction, averaging 130 missions per year. In 2015, we conducted 116 searches, including 54 in urban areas, 23 rescues (many technical), 11 out of county missions, and 2 body recoveries. To accomplish this, the team donated 12,000+ hours to the community and drove 104,000 miles on personal vehicles.

ABOUT US The Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF) is an all-volunteer, Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit, that maintains an award winning monument and gathering place at the corner of 4th and Wilcox in Castle Rock. The monument “Freedoms Keeper” was erected in 2013 to honor all of Douglas County past, present and future veterans. The DCVMF is continually dedicated to putting the needs of our veterans at the forefront. Working with the community, we help to educate, support and honor our veterans by hosting various events and by providing Veterans assistance grants of up to $1,000 to our very own Douglas County Veterans.


CONTACT 1638 Park Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-688-1114 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kurt Kaczor 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.

CONTACT P.O. Box 462 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 303-688-8025 PRESIDENT/CEO Patti Hostetler YEAR ESTABLISHED 1987 MISSION STATEMENT The Douglas Land Conservancy 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 the central front range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas.

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, 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. Since 1987 DLC has protected 22,100 acres from being developed, in perpetuity. These lands include agricultural lands, public recreation open space, scenic viewscapes, critical wildlife habitat, and wetlands. Of those 22,100 acres, 11,102 acres are open to the public and provide great trails and recreational experiences for all to enjoy. 10,998 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 in perpetuity by visiting each property annually. The hardest part of our job begins once a conservation easement is put in place on the land.




CONTACT 12338 North Second Street Parker, CO 80134 303-690-6959 PRESIDENT/CEO Kin Quitugua YEAR ESTABLISHED 1986 MISSION STATEMENT Providing an educational opportunity to understand and appreciate the interaction 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 HawkQuest’s approach to education in classrooms and lecture halls is participatory, allowing the audience to experience HawkQuest’s nonreleasable eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at close range. 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. HawkQuest is entirely outreach - we bring our birds and educational programs to your location. 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 will award at least 35 more scholarships by next summer. 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 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.

CONTACT 309 Jerry Street Suite #202 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-660-0277 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Beth Woods MA YEAR ESTABLISHED 1990 MISSION STATEMENT Hope’s Promise is a Christian, non-profit adoption and orphan care agency. Our mission is to reflect God’s heart in the life long journey of adoption and orphan care.

ABOUT US From the development of Civic Green Park to outdoor pickleball courts, the HRP&R 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, 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 volunteer trustees, which allows donations to be directly invested toward projects. Trustees represent a diverse cross section of the community including business owners, corporate executives and citizens who care about the quality of life of Highlands Ranch residents.

ABOUT US Adoption: Hope’s Promise has been building families through adoption since 1990. We have placed over 1,000 children into loving families over the last 25 years. As a private non-profit agency we specialize in domestic and inter-country adoptions. • The Hope’s Promise Care Fund helps provide free counseling, free support services and free resources to men and women in crisis pregnancy who reside here in Colorado. Your gift to The Care Fund helps makes this possible. Orphan Care: Our unique model raises children in a traditional family setting with indigenous, Godly parents with a heart for the care of orphans. • We have placed children with families living in Kenya, Vietnam and Nepal. We also care for children in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Vietnam through educational scholarships. Sponsor a child today! Partnering with Hope’s Promise enables us to continue to serve adoptive families, men and women in crisis pregnancy and children both here, and all over the world.




ABOUT US The Foundation focuses on experiences that educate, challenge and engage the community in the artistic opportunities. It has supported the Lone Tree Arts Center by donating the orchestra shell, the grand piano, and made a major contribution to the addition of The Terrace Theater. The Foundation supports theatrical productions and public art.

CONTACT 9748 Sunset Hill Place Lone Tree, Colorado 801224 303-301-5042 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Betty Winslow YEAR ESTABLISHED 2008

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We encourage you to support the foundation by making a donation to a public art installation at the Lone Tree Library.

MISSION STATEMENT The Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to promote and support the arts in the Lone Tree Region

CONTACT PO Box 441278 Aurora, CO 80044 720-900-4295


Photo by Bob Gobeille

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 a volunteerdriven educational wildlife program in Douglas County. We are licensed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to care for non-releasable raptors for educational programming. We also care for a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. We travel the state (and surrounding) to give presentations on conservation, habitats, adaptations, anatomy, and so much more. We visit hundreds of schools, festivals, meetings, events, nature centers, and

assisted living homes each year. It is so important to learn about the animals we share our ecosystems with. Our volunteers work so hard to care for our amazing animals, give great presentations, and constantly be researching new ways to get audiences excited about wildlife. We are currently building a brand new nature center and your donations will help us to finish this dream as well as feed our ambassadors.


ABOUT US The Parker Task Force was founded in 1987 by four local women, representing four area churches, and the Parker Fire Safety District. We are a 100% volunteer organization. Our core program is our food bank and we hold 10 Food Drives each year at local grocery stores to stock our shelves. We also offer financial assistance if a client is facing a utility shut off or eviction. Other programs include school supplies, weekend food for kids that are considered homeless, senior programs, and holiday programs.

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 Financial contributions are used to provide assistance to families in crisis, buy perishable food such as milk, eggs, and meat for our food bank, and support our other programs. Contributions can be made at, parkertaskforce. org, or by mail. If you’d like to come by for a tour we would love to show you around. Just give us a call at 303841-3460.

CONTACT 6230 E Hwy 86 Franktown, CO 80116 303-817-6531 PRESIDENT Sharon Tiraschi YEAR ESTABLISHED 2009 MISSION STATEMENT 5. Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding aims to encourage individuals of all ages with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential by providing safe, supportive, and quality therapeutic riding services.

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 several giving opportunities available, from sponsoring a therapy horse, to supporting our financial assistance fund. We truly need YOUR support to empower individuals with disabilities. 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) non-profit organization that provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for individuals of all ages with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Participants can benefit from our Therapeutic/Adaptive Horseback Riding program or from Hippotherapy treatment sessions. We also offer horsemanship classes for Veterans, a nature-based Occupational Therapy outpatient program, and a Vocational Training & Rehabilitation program!




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, foster, rehabilitate and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray and neglected Cocker Spaniels in Colorado and neighboring states into permanent, pre-qualified homes. We rehabilitate those who have been abused or neglected and will also assist owners find new homes for their beloved cocker as an alternative to placing their cocker in a shelter.

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 RMCR serves all of Colorado and neighboring states by working with various rescues, shelters and individuals to make a significant and lasting difference in the lives of Cocker Spaniels. We are governed by Colorado’s Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA), a licensing and inspection program and the only Cocker Spaniel rescue in Colorado licensed by PACFA. Since starting in 2009, we have rescued more than 1000 cockers and cocker-mixes. Every dog is spayed/neutered and given a full exam by a veterinarian. RMCR pays all expenses, e.g., food, grooming, vet care, while the dog lives in a pre-screened volunteer’s home. We have an excellent hospice program and do not refuse dogs solely on age or health. After evaluating a dogs’ behavior, many volunteers will also train or socialize the dog to help it find a forever home that will allow it to thrive and succeed.

ABOUT US As a faith-based organization, we are about restoring justice to a fearful, hidden, hopeless, significantly unreached and often hidden people 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, under-employment, 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 Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 6th 2016 Online at


CONTACT 826 Part Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-660-1935 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mary Lou Fenton YEAR ESTABLISHED 2008 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Wellspring Community is to provide a work, enrichment and educational community where adults with special needs are empowered to live full, productive and satisfying lives in a God-centered and nurturing environment.

ABOUT US Wellspring Community offers adults with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other special needs the opportunity to develop new skills in a place where their limitations are understood and accepted. We have created specially modified business enterprises like our Best Buddie Bakery & Café at the Emporium in downtown Castle Rock, where trained staff and volunteers work alongside our participants to engage them in baking, packaging, hosting and serving.  In our


Artbeat Studio, our Wellspring friends are trained in making beautifully handcrafted woodcrafts and ceramics. We collaborate with Castle Rock Adventist Hospital to train our friends in planting and harvesting at their community garden and with CALF where are our friends are trained to give tours of Lowell Ranch. Wellspring offers participants the opportunity to enjoy a sense of dignity and pride in their accomplishments where their potential is maximized.






SUCCESS to us is helping others succeed.

At Catholic Charities, we are more than a soup kitchen - we are here to help people succeed. Success to some people is finding a warm, safe place to spend the night. Or getting help to transition out of homelessness. Or learning the skills needed to get a job and 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

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You’ll provide hope and healing when you plant a tree in Castle Rock Adventist Hospital’s new Healing Garden. It’s a gift you can watch grow! Find out how you can be a breath of fresh air for someone today:






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Inspiring Generosity in Douglas County on Colorado Gives Day and Every Day







The Douglas County Community Foundation supports Douglas County Gives, along with 31 local charities and donor funds. At DCCF, we help nonprofit donations go further by giving groups the support they need to serve others at the local level.



This Colorado Gives Day, please donate to DCCF to help us identify and guide those who want to give back in our community today.




Colorado Community Media Gives Back Colorado Community Media is the publisher of six Douglas County Newspapers and websites. Those are the Highlands Ranch Herald, Lone Tree Voice, Parker Chronicle, Castle Pines News-Press, Castle Rock News-Press and the Douglas County News-Press. As owners of Colorado Community Media, my wife Ann and I have made Douglas County our home for the last 21 years. Douglas County is a fantastic place to live and raise a family, and we are first hand examples of that having raised three children here. Our mission at Colorado Community Media is to publish relevant hometown newspapers/websites that connect and improve our communities through balanced journalism, effective advertising and com-

munity involvement. Amongst the many things we do to increase the quality of life in our communities, is sponsor community events and non-profits every year. One example is the section you are reading to support Douglas County Gives Day where we have donated much of the printing, and all of the design and editing to make this section possible. There are 31 worthy Douglas County based non-profits in this Giving Guide that request your financial assistance on December 6th 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 6th and help make Douglas County an even better place to live by supporting

one of more of these fine nonprofits. It is the goal of the Douglas County Gives committee of volunteers to maximize the number of charitable dollars staying in Douglas County on December 6th. We ask our readers to help make that happen and this Giving Guide should make it easy for you to find one or more worthwhile charities to support.

Jerry Healey Owner, Colorado Community Media


Douglas County Gives extends deep appreciation to our 2016 sponsors for their support.


Douglas County Gives 2016  

This is a guide to opportunities to give back within the communities of Douglas County. Produced in cooperation with Douglas County and in c...

Douglas County Gives 2016  

This is a guide to opportunities to give back within the communities of Douglas County. Produced in cooperation with Douglas County and in c...