Browse by Community Shares' 8 Funding Cause Areas
ACCESSING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
5216 Book Trust
303.417.1544 | www.booktrust.org
Book Trust empowers children from low-income families to choose and purchase books, increasing literacy skills, vocabulary development, educational success and inspiring a love of reading.
5219 College Track
720.215.6478 | www.collegetrack.org
College Track empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. Our students graduate at more than twice the rate of their low-income peers.
5017 Community Resources Inc. (CRI)
720.424.2300 | www.communityresourcesinc.org
Community Resources Inc. (CRI) provides thousands of educational programs, free children's books and mentorship opportunities to students and families in Denver's schools utilizing wonderful community volunteers.
5197 Denver Scholarship Foundation
303.951.4140 | www.denverscholarship.org
The Denver Scholarship Foundation makes college possible for Denver Public Schools' students by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.
5226 Inside the Orchestra
303.355.7855 | www.insidethe orchestra.org
Inside the Orchestra brings music education to children throughout Colorado through immersive, interactive orchestra programs performed by professional musicians.
ASSISTING PEOPLE IN NEED
5051 Adoption Exchange
303.755.4756 | www.adoptex.org
More than 100,000 children in foster care yearn for the stability and love of a permanent adoptive family. Help us find families for waiting children!
5140 CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties
303.654.3378 | www.casa17th.org
To provide specially trained community volunteers, CASAs, to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.
5127 CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
303.271.6535 | www.casajeffcogilpin.com
Provides trained volunteers who advocate in court for the safety and well being of abused and neglected children in the 1st Judicial District of Colorado.
5224 Central Visitation Program
303.831.4912 | www.cvpdenver.org
Central Visitation Program's mission is to enhance relationships between children and parents of low income families by providing supervised visitation, exchanges, and parenting support.
5006 CHARG Resource Center
303.830.8805 | www.charg.org
We are a community of Denver’s mentally ill citizens, partnering with professionals to run a drop-in center, psychiatric clinic, homeless outreach, and public education programs.
5213 Chef Ann Foundation
303.330.6484 | www.chefannfoundation.org
Children deserve healthy, fresh food at school. We help schools transition from packaged, processed food to scratch-cooked meals that nourish children's bodies, minds and futures.
5163 The Delores Project
303.534.5411 | www.thedeloresproject.org
The Delores Project is a path to stability for over 300 women and transgender individuals who experience homelessness each year.
5182 Denver Children's Advocacy Center
303.825.3850 | www.denvercac.org
We work to improve the lives of children traumatized by abuse, neglect, and violence with prevention, education, and direct services.
303.433.0300 | www.denverworks.org
Unemployment – a growing epidemic! DenverWorks’ job readiness programs change lives and restore hope. Help us empower jobseekers to become self-sufficient, hard-working members of our community.
5021 The Initiative, serving persons with disabilities who have experienced abuse.
303.839.5510 | www.dviforwomen.org
Through the direct services and the outreach program, The Initiative advocates for persons with disabilities who are victims of abuse.
5045 EarthLinks, Inc.
303.389.0085 | www.earthlinks-colorado.org
People experiencing homelessness participate in a social enterprise including earth-centered crafts, organic gardening, and beekeeping. Participants form a supportive community, leading to positive changes.
5024 The Empowerment Program, Inc.
303.320.1989 | www.empowermentprogram.org
Empowerment is a behavioral health organization that empowers women to overcome issues of substance abuse, trauma, mental health, homelessness, poverty, lack of education, and unemployment.
5221 Energy Outreach Colorado
303.825.8750 | www.energyoutreach.org
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only nonprofit in Colorado raising funds to help low-income Coloradans with energy bill assistance and provide energy efficiency improvements.
5026 The Gathering Place
303.321.4198 | www.tgpdenver.org
Denver's only daytime refuge for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty or homelessness. TGP meets basic needs, fosters personal growth, and builds supportive community.
5198 Hunger Free Colorado
720.328.1284 | www.hungerfreecolorado.org
As Colorado's leading anti-hunger organization we connect Coloradans with food resources and work to ensure Coloradans have the fuel they need to thrive.
5146 Invest in Kids
303.839.1808 | www.iik.org
Partners with communities to improve the health and well-being of Colorado's children, particularly those from low-income families, through advancing programs that work.
5165 Judi's House
720.941.0331 | www.judishouse.org
Judi's House mission is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing.
5236 Karis Community
303.355.5546 | www.kariscommunity.org
Karis Community is the only residential therapeutic community in Colorado, providing a safe, supportive, homelike environment for adults struggling with serious and persistent mental illness.
5194 Maria Droste Counseling Center
303.756.9052 | www.mariadroste.org
Annually, Maria Droste provides services to over 1,900 adults and children burdened by depression, addiction, emotional trauma, and loss through life-changing counseling and support.
303.233.2773 | www.mpoweredcolorado.org
Mpowered strives to create financial security for all, by empowering people to transform their financial futures through financial coaching and education.
5005 Senior Assistance Center (SAC)
303.455.9642 | www.seniorassistancecenter.org
Promotes self-sufficiency of seniors in Denver Metro area to ensure that no senior goes without the necessities of life, including shelter, food and public services.
5047 Voices For Children CASA
303.440.7059 | www.vfccasa.org
Voices For Children CASA is committed to breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Boulder County through the use of trained CASA volunteers.
5052 Women's Bean Project
303.292.1919 | www.womensbeanproject.com
Women's Bean Project employs chronically unemployed and impoverished women in transitional employment, teaching job readiness and life-skills needed to keep a career entry-level position.
BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES
5011 Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
303.892.8444 | www.cwee.org
CWEE is a comprehensive career readiness program that provides low-income parents with the skills and education necessary to transition off welfare and become self-supporting.
5230 Colorado Springs Food Rescue
719.470.2737 | www.coloradospringsfoodrescue.org
Colorado Springs Food Rescue is cultivation a healthier, more equitable food system through three pillars of action: food access, food production, and food education.
5209 The GrowHaus
720.515.4751 | www.thegrowhaus.com
The Growhaus partners with residents of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, two food desert neighborhoods in North Denver to ensure lasting access to healthy food.
5092 Habitat for Humanity of Boulder and Broomfield
303.447.3787 | www.flatironshabitat.org
Building homes, building community and building hope in the lives of low-income families through homeownership opportunities and education.
5036 Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
303.534.2929 | www.habitatmetrodenver.org
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds, repairs, and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing.
5199 Metro Volunteers
303.282.1234 | www.metrovolunteers.org
We leverage our knowledge, strategies, tools, and resources with passion and purpose to empower a dynamic movement for good through volunteerism.
5015 Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray
970.249.1116 | www.partners-west.org
We encourage positive changes in youth by creating and supporting mentoring relationships with screened adult volunteers who are role models, advocates and friends.
720.259.1035 | www.playworks.org
Kids that play every day are happier, healthier, and more engaged in their academics. We increase physical activity, social- emotional learning, and decrease bullying through play.
5228 Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
720.524.0840 | www.rebuildingdenver.org
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners; RTMD provides free, critical home repairs year-round.
5206 Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
720.941.5037 | www.rmmfi.org
RMMFI is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. We help curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through skill building, mentorship, and micro-lending.
5156 Survivors Organizing for Liberation (FKA Colorado Anti-Violence Program)
303.839.5204 | www.coavp.org
Eliminating violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in Colorado and supporting LGBTQ survivors of violence.
5080 Urban Servant Corps
303.894.0076 | www.urbanservantcorps.org
Urban Servant Corps is a one-year, full-time Lutheran volunteer program. Volunteers live in intentional community and embrace values of simplicity and spirituality while serving nonprofits.
CONSERVING COLORADO'S ENVIRONMENT
5107 Bicycle Colorado
303.417.1544 | www.bicyclecolorado.org
We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation.
5168 Colorado Mountain Club
303.279.3080 | www.cmc.org
Do you love the mountains? Your donation will protect Colorado's wild places, connect children to nature, and teach outdoor recreation skills. Get involved, get outside!
5016 Colorado Open Lands
303.988.2373 | www.coloradoopenlands.org
Colorado Open Lands works with landowners to protect Colorado's quality of life permanently protection land for wildlife, habitat, views, recreation, local food, and waterways.
5083 Colorado Wildlife Federation
303.987.0400 | www.coloradowildlife.org
Colorado Wildlife Federation works effectively to protect Colorado's irreplaceable wildlife and habitat on your public lands so they remain robust for future generations to enjoy.
5010 Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
303.291.7212 | www.cowildlifefoundation.org
Passionately engaged since 1989 working to ensure a wildlife legacy for Colorado through support of environmental stewardship, conservation of wildlife and protection of critical habitat.
5152 Colorado Youth Corps Association
303.863.0600 | www.cyca.org
You can give outdoor jobs, work skills, and college scholarships to thousands of young people. Your gift protects Colorado’s environment and changes lives.
5008 Conservation Colorado Education Fund
303.534.7066 | www.conservationco.org
Conservation Colorado Education Fund is a statewide grassroots organization working to protect Colorado's air, land, water, and people.
303.444.6634 | www.ecocycle.org
Eco-Cycle works to conserve resources, combat climate change, and build sustainable economies by advancing Zero Waste practices (waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting) in Colorado.
5208 GRID Alternatives Colorado
303.968.1326 | www.gridalternatives.org/colorado
GRID Alternatives is the nation's largest non-profit solar installer. With help from volunteers, we make the benefits of solar energy accessible to low-income communities.
5222 Groundwork Denver
303.455.5600 | www.groundworkcolorado.org
We partner with lower-income communities to improve the physical environment and promote health and well- being. Community action. Environmental results.
5185 Park People
303.722.6262 | www.theparkpeople.org
Supporting healthy, vibrant & sustainable communities through park projects, our Denver Digs Tress and Community Forester programs, and the City Be A Smart Ash Campaign.
5201 Rocky Mountain Wild
303.546.0214 | www.rockymountainwild.org
We protect, connect, and restore Colorado's wildlife and wildlands through education, outreach, and science-based conservation of our state's rich biodiversity and environment.
5078 Thorne Nature Experience
303.499.3647 | www.thornenature.org
Thorne Nature Experience builds Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.
5100 Trails and Open Space Coalition
719.633.6884 | www.trailsandopenspaces.org
We enrich the Pikes Peak region by preserving open spaces and parks, and developing trails, bikeways and greenways for commuting and recreational purposes.
5151 Trees, Water & People
970.484.3678 | www.treeswaterpeople.org
Help Trees, Water & People provide renewable energy solutions to low-income Coloradans and offer urban outdoor spaces and environmental education to the next generation.
5157 Western Resource Advocates
303.444.1188 | www.westernresourceadvocates.org
Western Resource Advocates is dedicated to protecting the West's land air, and water to ensure that vibrant communities exist in balance with nature.
5212 Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV)
303.543.1411 | www.wlrv.org
We provide opportunities for people to come together, learn about their natural environments, and take direct action to restore the land.
FOSTERING LOCAL ARTS AND MEDIA
5159 Art Students League of Denver
303.778.6990 | www.asld.org
Premier visual art school - 1,700 scholarships provided to adults and children since 1987. You inspire creativity in 9,000 students regardless of artistic ability.
5235 Colorado Children's Chorale
303.892.5600 | www.ChildrensChorale.org
Since 1974, the Colorado Children's Chorale has entertained, educated, inspired, and brought joy to children, families, schools, audiences and communities worldwide through music.
5143 Colorado Public Radio
303.871.9191 | www.cpr.org
Colorado Public Radio enriches the Colorado community by providing news, information, and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened, and entertained.
5154 Colorado Public Television
303.296.1212 | www.cpt12.org
Colorado Public Television creates and curates an unparalleled content schedule of local, independent, and world programming on three digital channels and at www.cpt12.org.
5032 KGNU Community Radio
303.449.4885 | www.kgnu.org
KGNU, a non-profit, volunteer-run, community radio station serving the Front Range of Colorado airs music, news and information often not heard elsewhere in media.
303.480.9272 | www.kuvo.org
We are Colorado's source for Jazz, Blues & News, weekends that groove. Call and let us know you're a member through Community Shares at 303-446-7614.
5172 Rocky Mountain Arts Association
303.325.3959 | www.rmarts.org
Building community through music: Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Denver Women's Chorus, Mosaic Youth Chorus, and Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus.
5211 Rocky Mountain PBS
303.892.6666 | www.rmpbs.org
Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado's only statewide public television network, provides a lens through which Coloradans see and understand our diverse state, nation and world.
5023 Su Teatro
303.296.0219 | www.suteatro.org
A Regional Latino Cultural Arts Center with a full season of theater, annual film, poetry and music festivals and a growing arts education program.
5101 VSA Colorado/Access Gallery
303.777.0797 | www.accessgallery.org
VSA Colorado/Access Gallery engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.
IMPROVING HEALTH OPTIONS
5234 Boulder Food Rescue
303.417.1544 | www.boulderfoodrescue.org
Boulder Food Rescue works to create a more just and less wasteful food system by redistributing healthy food to low-income communities.
5231 Center for African American Health
303.355.3423 | www.caahealth.org
Center for African American Health works to improve the health and well-being of African Americans through culturally responsive health education outreach, programming and support services.
5203 Chanda Plan Foundation
800.766.4255 | www.thechandaplanfoundation.org
We provide access to integrative therapy, primary care, and other complementary services to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for persons with physical disabilities.
5188 Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation
720.777.1700 | www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org
The organization's mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.
5097 Clínica Tepeyac
720.274.2923 | www.clinicatepeyac.org
Clinica Tepeyac's mission is to provide culturally competent health care and preventative health services to the underserved.
5167 Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
303.839.1261 | www.cohealthinitiative.org
Do you believe all Coloradans should have access to affordable health care? CCHI and its membership influence and shape effective health care policy. Join us!
5220 Colorado Health Network Inc.
Provides a continuum of care including oral health care, counseling and case management services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other disease across the state.
5061 The Denver Hospice
303.321.2828 | www.thedenverhospice.org
The mission of The Denver Hospice is to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion, and expertise.
5077 Doctors Care
303.730.1313 | www.doctorscare.org
Doctors Care provides access to quality affordable health care and services designed to reduce barriers to health for low-income people in need.
5056 NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
303.394.1973 | www.prochoicecolorado.org
Through research, education, and outreach, we support and protect access to a full range of reproductive health care options including safe and legal abortion.
5041 Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
303.321.7526 | www.pprm.org
Join our 100-year-old movement to build healthy communities through investment in reproductive health care services, developmentally appropriate sex education, and protection of reproductive rights.
5050 Project Angel Heart
303.830.0202 | www.projectangelheart.org
Preparing and delivering nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness in metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs.
5215 Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
720.238.5401 | rayofhopecolorado.org
Ray of Hope Foundation responds to the urgent needs of Coloradans with cancer by providing direct financial assistance with dignity and humanity.
5229 Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics
303.450.3690 | www.rmyclinics.org
Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics provides accessible, affordable, high-quality health care and support services to children across Colorado regardless if their family's ability to pay.
5186 Sense of Security
303.669.3113 | www.senseofsecurity.org
We provide temporary, monthly, financial assistance to breast cancer patients to ease monetary stress during treatment. Just one dollar a day buys food and gas.
5046 TRU Community Care
303.449.7740 | www.trucare.org
We work to ensure that everyone in our community can live with advanced illness as comfortably, confidently, and fully as possible.
PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE
5082 Cat Care Society
303.239.9680 | www.catcaresociety.org
We shelter cats in cage-free environments until adopted, have cat clinic onsite, and provide community service programs, including a food bank for qualifying low-income owners.
5149 Colorado Reptile Humane Society (CoRHS)
303.776.2070 | www.corhs.org
Colorado Reptile Humane Society improves the lives of reptiles in captivity and in the wild through education and action in sheltering, conservation, and rehabilitation programs.
5171 The Feline Fix (FKA Divine Feline)
303.202.3516 | www.thefelinefix.org
We promote the health and welfare of underserved cats through spay/neuter, limited veterinary services, trap-neuter-return, fostering, adoption, community outreach, collaboration, and education.
5189 Dumb Friends League
303.751.5772 | www.ddfl.org
The largest independent animal welfare organization in the region saves more than 19,000 pets and horses annually while reducing pet homelessness and preventing animal suffering.
5128 Foothills Animal Shelter
303.278.7575 | www.foothillsanimalshelter.org
Committed to providing the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. Serving our community by offering pet adoptions, lost/found, licensing, and life-saving care.
5096 Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
303.823.8455 | www.greenwoodwildlife.org
Greenwood rehabilitates orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife and releases them back into the wild. We also educate the public on humane wildlife interactions.
5225 Happy Cats Haven
719.362.4600 | www.happycatshaven.org
We give Colorado cats a second chance with guaranteed safe haven until adoption, plus cat classes and online resources to keep them in their homes.
5030 Humane Society of Boulder Valley
303.442.4030 | www.boulderhumane.org
Providing shelter for homeless animals, adoption, and lost/found services, behavior counseling, veterinary care and education to help promote healthy relationships between pets and people.
5227 Larimer Humane Society
30970.226.3647 | www.larimerhumane.org
As an open admission shelter, we accept every animal in need of homes. Through our many services we care for thousands of animals a year.
5075 Longmont Humane Society
303.772.1232 | www.longmonthumane.org
Nationally recognized leader for progressive sheltering techniques that save more lives, LHS shelters, nurtures, and protects companion animals through the highest standards of animal welfare.
5093 PetAid Colorado
303.318.0447 | www.petaidcolorado.org
PetAid Colorado keeps pets and their people together through expanding access to quality veterinary care for those in need.
970.416.9531 | www.wolfsanctuary.net
A nonprofit sanctuary for captive born wolves and wolf dogs with the mission to rescue animals in need, provide life-long sanctuary, and educate the public about these misunderstood animals.
5039 Wild Animal Sanctuary
303.536.0118 | www.wildanimalsanctuary.org
The Wild Animal Sanctuary rescues abused, abandoned and illegally kept lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves and bears, and focuses on public education about captive wildlife.
5105 Wild Forever Foundation
719.475.9453 | www.wildforeverppr.org
Establish a sustainable gift to the Pikes Peak Region of a wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation center for the furture generations.
WORKING FOR A JUST SOCIETY
5007 9to5 Colorado
303.628.0925 | www.9to5.org/colorado
We work to improve the workplace for women and strengthen the ability of low-wage working women to win economic justice and job rights.
5002 ACLU Foundation of Colorado
303.777.5482 | www.aclu-co.org
We are Colorado's guardian of liberty. Through litigation, advocacy and education, we defend the Constitutional rights and freedoms guaranteed to everyone in the United States.
5003 American Friends Service Committee
303.623.3464 | www.afsc.org/office/denver-co
To promote a more just world, we organize allies and faith communities in support of immigrant rights.
5180 Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
303.830.7177 | denver.adl.org
The ADL Mountain States region defends democratic ideals, secures social justice and works to eliminate anti-Semitism and bigotry through education, law enforcement training and advocacy.
5233 Building Bridges
303.691.2393 | www.buildingbridgesshift.org
Building Bridges equips resilient young leader with communication and relationship-building skills. Youth learn to listen, connect, and confidently lead to transform communities.
5076 Citizens Project
719.520.9899 | www.citizensproject.org
Citizens Project is a fearless, bold advocate for diversity, equality, and separation of church and state.
5042 Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
303.825.0122 | www.ccjrc.org
CCJRC works statewide to advance community health, safety, and equity through policy reform and greater investment in community-based prevention, treatment, and economic development strategies.
5214 Colorado Juvenile Defender Center
303.825.0194 | www.cjdc.org
CJDC ensures excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in a society that promotes their well-being and provides second chances.
5207 Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
303.922.3344 | www.coloradoimmigrant.org
A coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth and community organizations, working to build a unified statewide voice to advance justice for immigrants and refugees.
5074 Colorado Jobs with Justice
303.867.0301 | www.cojwj.org
We work in coalition with faith, student, labor, and community groups to build worker power. Your donations help win economic justice for working families.
5204 Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
303.393.0382 | www.colorlatina.org
COLOR ensures all Latinas and their families can lead healthy, successful lives, through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy to create opportunities and achieve reproductive justice.
5144 Environmental Learning for Kids
303.371.8658 | www.elkkids.org
ELK is an inclusive nonprofit that develops inspired, responsible leaders through science education, outdoor experiences, and career exploration for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25.
5027 GLBT Community Center of Colorado
303.733.7743 | www.glbtcolorado.org
Oldest and largest statewide community resource center in Colorado offering programming for LGBT youth, adults, and elders in health, legal advocacy, and social support.
5055 Inside/Out Youth Services
719.328.1056 | www.insideoutys.org
Inside/Out Youth Services serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in the Pikes Peak region, giving them resources they need to be themselves.
5237 Longmont Community Justice Partnership
303.776.1527 | www.lcjp.org
Longmont Community Justice Partnership provides restorative justice to schools and communities to address crime. Offenders, victims and volunteers meet to resolve incidents through facilitated dialogue.
5200 One Colorado Education Fund
303.396.6170 | www.one-colorado.org
Founded in 2010, One Colorado Education Fund is the state's leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families.
5195 Out Boulder
303.499.5777 | www.outboulder.org
Serving the LGBTQ communities of Boulder County, Out Boulder facilitates community connection, advocates for justice, educates for change and celebrates the diversity of our community.
5067 PFLAG Denver Chapter
303.573.5861 | www.pflagdenver.org
Supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of parents, families, and friends of LGBT people and their LGBT loved ones.
5094 Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission (PPJPC)
719.632.6189 | www.ppjpc.org
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission educates, advocates, and cultivates peace, justice, and sustainability in the Pikes Peak Region, engaging our world.
5191 Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
303.433.2812 | www.rmian.org
Ensuring equal access to justice for men and women in immigration detention and immigrant children through free legal services, community education, and trainings in Colorado.
5000 Community Shares of Colorado
303-861-7507 | www.cshares.org
Your gift to Community Shares promotes the advancement of local nonprofits and philanthropic choice across Colorado through increased awareness, business partnerships, and community outreach.