About Community Shares Member Agencies
Community Shares' member agencies are re-certified for participation in our fund drives annually. All members submit documentation to meet our Standards of Member Excellence. From grassroots nonprofits fulfilling a specific need to large organizations that are a part of many Coloradans' daily existence, our family of member agencies work in partnership to build a more vital and vibrant Colorado.
Community Shares Membership Inclusiveness Statement
Since our inception in 1986, Community Shares of Colorado has been a leader in community-based philanthropy. Our commitment to inclusiveness and equity extends to our qualifications for nonprofit membership in our community giving fund.
Community Shares’ current members vote annually to add qualified nonprofit organizations to our family of member agencies. To promote shared progress, no member organizations may have conflicting missions, and all members voluntarily choose to support the ideals of our eight program areas.
All Community Shares member agencies are active in our efforts to build a more inclusive Colorado. Community Shares represents only nonprofit organizations that respect and welcome all Coloradans in their services, volunteer opportunities, and leadership.
Member Cause Areas
Community Shares has identified eight cause areas reflecting the diversity of Coloradans and our shared interest in building a more vital and vibrant state. These eight cause areas are:
Accessing Education Opportunities
These member agencies reach underserved learners through community outreach and partnerships, innovative programs, experiential learning, and culturally responsive education opportunities.
Assisting People In Need
These member agencies assist vulnerable Coloradans in times of crisis, prevent isolation and neglect, and engage those they serve in building safe paths to success.
Building Stronger Communities
These member agencies support Coloradans in times of transition and growth and invest in opportunities for personal and family success.
Conserving Colorado's Environment
These member agencies engage Coloradans in environmental stewardship, teach responsible practices, preserve open land and spaces, promote sustainable use of resources, and conserve the quality of our outdoors.
Fostering Local Arts & Media
These member agencies ensure Coloradans have access to community-owned art and media that reflect all members of our vital and vibrant community.
Improving Health Options
These member agencies remove barriers to access, reach and teach underserved populations, and empower Coloradans by including patients and communities in health care.
Promoting Animal Welfare
These member agencies provide safe shelter, medical and social rehabilitation, stimulating habitat, and positive placement for companion and wild animals in Colorado.
Working for a Just Society
These member agencies envision a more inclusive and equitable Colorado with broader access to social and economic opportunity, equal recognition of civil, legal, and human rights, and respect for all Coloradans.