Browse by Community Shares' 8 Funding Priority 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
A nationally recognized and comprehensive college access and completion program serving students for 10 years, from the summer before 9th grade through college completion.
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
Make college possible for Denver students. Denver Scholarship Foundation provides college guidance, scholarships, and ongoing support to empower Denver students to earn a college degree.
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
There are 101,666 children in foster care WAITING for permanent, adoptive families. Don't make them wait! Help us find families for neglected children.
5187 Arapahoe House
303.657.3700 | www.arapahoehouse.org
Imagine the impact if everyone who wanted treatment for alcoholism or addiction could get help. Our unique recovery programs save and rebuild lives in Colorado.
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.
5218 Centro De La Familia
719.227.9170 | www.centro.ws
Centro de la Familia provides Hispanic/ Latino families an array of services that assist them in successfully adapting to a diverse culture.
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 Delores Project
303.534.5411 | www.thedeloresproject.org
Provides emergency shelter for struggling women experiencing homelessness and provides individualized support services and long-term shelter for women who are ready to move towards stability.
5182 Denver Children's Advocacy Center
303.825.3850 | www.denvercac.org
When Colorado’s children are abused, neglected or traumatized, we’re there for them. Through forensic interviews, mental health treatment, family support, training and prevention, we "restore childhood.”
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 Domestic Violence Initiative Serving Women, Men and Children with Disabilities
303.839.5510 | www.dviforwomen.org
DVI is dedicated to the survival and safety of Colorado's Women and Men with disabilities and their children who are victims of domestic violence, caregiver abuse and other crimes
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.
5045 EarthLinks, Inc.
303.389.0085 | www.earthlinks-colorado.org
Got green? Sustain Earth and homeless adults through gardening, nature trips, beekeeping, and paid work in the creation of community and Earth-conscious craft products.
5024 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 Gathering Place
303.321.4198 | www.tgpdenver.org
Denver's only daytime center for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness or poverty; providing services that meet basic needs and programs to build self-sufficiency.
5198 Hunger Free Colorado
720.328.1284 | www.hungerfreecolorado.org
The state's leading anti-hunger organization leveraging the power of collaboration, system change, policy change and social change to end hunger in Colorado
5146 Invest in Kids
303.839.1808 | www.iik.org
Invest in Kids 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.
5194 Maria Droste Counseling Center
303.756.9052 | www.mariadroste.org
We provide affordable counseling for at-risk adults, children, and families in need, helping them overcome obstacles such as poverty, emotional trauma, illness, and depression.
303.233.2773 | www.mpoweredcolorado.org
Mpowered is a local, nonprofit resource for Coloradans who want to learn about money management and participate in coaching to achieve their personal definition of financial success.
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.
5156 Senior Housing Options (SHO)
303.595.4464 | www.seniorhousingoptions.org
Senior Housing Options provides safe and affordable housing and assisted-living services to 500 low-income elderly and disabled older adults throughout Colorado.
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
Help women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment and move toward self-sufficiency by teaching job readiness and life skills through employment via social enterprise.
BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES
5011 Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
303.892.8444 | www.cwee.org
Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income single parent families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement.
720.515.4751 | www.thegrowhaus.com
Our mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for urban agriculture, education and business development.
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
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
5165 Judi's House
720.941.0331 | www.judishouse.org
Since 2002, Judi's House has helped approximately 7,000 children safely and successfully cope with feelings of grief after losing a parent or loved one. The mission of Judi's House is to help children and families grieving the death of a loved one find hope and healing.
5199 Metro Volunteers
303.282.1234 | www.metrovolunteers.org
As Denver's Volunteer Center, Metro Volunteers connects people to volunteer opportunities and trains volunteers, non-profit agencies and companies how to create positive impact through volunteerism.
5113 Minority Enterprise & Educational Development
303.296.2969 | www.meedcolorado.org
MEED provides scholarships for disadvantaged students in Denver Public Middle Schools and their parents, and a backpack/school supply collection program for homeless students that attend DPS.
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
We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We increase physical activity, social emotional learning and decrease bullying.
5228 Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
720.524.0840 | www.rebuildingdenver.org
Together we Transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.
5206 Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
720.941.5037 | www.rmmfi.org
RMMFI provides learning, lending, and coaching to aspiring low-income entrepreneurs who build businesses to advance along the pathway to self-sufficiency and self-worth.
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
Encourages bicycle transportation for health and the environment. Teaches bicycle safety to children and adults, protects open space and creates safer riding for all.
5168 Colorado Mountain Club
303.279.3080 | www.cmc.org
Do you love Colorado's mountains? Your donation will conserve Colorado's wild places, teach outdoor recreation skills, and connect young people to the outdoors. Get involved!
5016 Colorado Open Lands
303.988.2373 | www.coloradoopenlands.org
Helping families achieve their dream of permanently protecting their land. Together, we have protected more than 400,000 acres. Help protect another 10,000 acres this year!
5083 Colorado Wildlife Federation
303.987.0400 | www.coloradowildlife.org
Colorado Wildlife Federation works every day to protect Colorado's irreplaceable wildlife habitat on public lands so it remains for your children and grandchildren 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 locally - and globally - to protect our environment and combat climate change through Zero Waste practices such as waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.
5208 GRID Alternatives Colorado
303.968.1326 | www.gridalternatives.org/colorado
GRID Alternatives' mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and job training.
5222 Groundwork Denver
303.455.5600 | www.groundworkcolorado.org
Groundwork Denver partners with low-income communities to improve the environment. We build parks, insulate houses, increase recycling, and coordinate thousands of volunteers to help.
5185 Park People
303.722.6262 | www.theparkpeople.org
Leading park advocacy group, infusing millions of dollars into Denver's parks and recreation system. Also, home of Denver Digs Trees and Community Forester programs.
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 protects the West's land, air, and water. We defend public lands, promote water conservation, help restore rivers, and advance clean energy.
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.
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 television 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.
303.893.0791 | www.platteforum.org
An award winning youth development and artist residency program matching underserved youth with artists in long term creative learning environments improving life skills for youth.
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
5203 Chanda Plan Foundation
800.766.4255 | www.thechandaplanfoundation.org
Improving the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through systemic change and direct services to access integrative therapies.
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
Keeping medically uninsured Coloradans out of emergency rooms and saving taxpayer dollars since 1995 by providing a primary and preventive healthcare home for low-income families.
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 Denver Hospice
303.321.2828 | www.thedenverhospice.org
The Denver Hospice provides the most comprehensive hospice and palliative care services to those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion, and expertise.
5077 Doctors Care
303.730.1313 | www.doctorscare.org
Doctors Care provides health care for children and adults residing in South Metro Denver who cannot pay the full cost of their medical care.
5056 NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
303.394.1973 | www.prochoicecolorado.org
Through research, education, and outreach, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation supports and protects each woman's access to a full range of reproductive health care options.
5041 Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
303.321.7526 | www.pprm.org
Join our 97-year-old movement to build healthy communities through investment in reproductive health care services, age-appropriate comprehensive sex education, and protection of reproductive rights.
5050 Project Angel Heart
303.830.0202 | www.projectangelheart.org
Delivering nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness in 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
Improves the lives of reptiles in captivity and in the wild through education and action in sheltering, conservation, and rehabilitation programs.
5171 Divine Feline
303.202.3516 | www.thefelinefix.org
We are a high quality spay/neuter clinic for cats offering affordable services for pet and community cats in the Denver Metro area.
5189 Dumb Friends League
303.751.5772 | www.ddfl.org
The largest independent animal welfare organization in the region saves more than 16,000 pets and horses annually while reducing pet homelessness and preventing animal suffering.
5128 Foothills Animal Shelter
303.278.7575 | www.foothillsanimalshelter.org
The Shelter provides life-saving care to thousands of pets annually and offers adoption, lost and found, pet licensing and other affordable services to the community.
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 appropriate 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 all adopters and the public.
5030 Humane Society of Boulder Valley
303.442.4030 | www.boulderhumane.org
We provide 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
We shelter, nurture, and protect companion animals providing the highest standards of animal welfare. LHS is nationally recognized as leader in progressive sheltering techniques that save more lives.
5093 PetAid Colorado
303.318.0447 | www.petaidcolorado.org
PetAid Colorado is the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets and animals at risk with programs that provide comprehensive healthcare to pets in need.
970.416.9531 | www.wolfsanctuary.net
W.O.L.F. is a nonprofit sanctuary for captive wolves/wolf-dogs. Our Mission: 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
We rescue and rehabilitate sick, orphaned and injured wildlife, return them to the wild and provide wildlife education through programs and phone assistance.
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 rights on the job.
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
Mountain States Region ADL defends democratic ideals, secures social justice and eliminates anti-Semitism and bigotry through education, law enforcement training, and advocacy.
5076 Citizens Project
719.520.9899 | www.citizensproject.org
Educates and mobilizes people to strengthen the traditional American values of equal rights, individual freedoms, separation of church and state, civic engagement, and respect for diversity.
5042 Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
303.825.0122 | www.ccjrc.org
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition is a statewide coalition advocating for state-level policy reform to increase alternatives to incarceration, with an emphasis on drug policy and parole re-entry.
5214 Colorado Juvenile Defender Center
303.825.0194 | www.cjdc.org
The Colorado Juvenile Defender Center is dedicated to excellence in juvenile defense and advocacy, and justice for all children and youth in Colorado.
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
Since 1988, Colorado Jobs with Justice has worked to build a strong, lasting movement for social and economic justice with a focus on worker justice.
5204 Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
303.393.0382 | www.colorlatina.org
COLOR is dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies through leadership development, organizing and advocacy to create opportunity and achieve reproductive justice.
5144 Environmental Learning for Kids
303.371.8658 | www.elkkids.org
ELK is a community-based organization dedicated to providing science education, mentoring, career development, and stewardship programs to low-income, culturally diverse youth and families.
5027 GLBT Community Center of Colorado
303.733.7743 | www.glbtcolorado.org
The oldest and largest statewide community resource center in Colorado offering programming for GLBT 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.
5200 One Colorado Education Fund
303.396.6170 | www.one-colorado.org/about-us/one-colorado-education-fund
A statewide nonprofit with a mission of securing and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans.
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
As families and friends, we love and value gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. We welcome your support to educate others and celebrate human diversity.
5094 Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission (PPJPC)
719.632.6189 | www.ppjpc.org
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission is a community-based organization that promotes peace, justice, and sustainability through systemic change.
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.