Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region (ADL)

$60,000

Purpose: To support ADL in facilitating the Colorado Coalition Against Hate (the Coalition), to bring together partner organizations across the Metro-Denver area to build strategies and programs to prevent and respond to hate crimes, and to educate the public and law enforcement to improve hate crime reporting.

The Coalition is a statewide public-private partnership led by the ADL Mountain States Region. The Coalition will focus on three primary areas: training for law enforcement, improving reporting by victims and law enforcement agencies, and providing resources to frequently targeted groups.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

$75,000

Purpose: To support Colorado is Home: a statewide, collaborative coalition which deploys values-based, pro-immigrant and refugee messaging and urges the public to advance local, state and federal policies to protect immigrant and refugee families with the goal of creating the groundswell necessary to uphold universal values of belonging and safety for all Coloradans.

CIRC is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.

CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

$20,000

Purpose: To support the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) in management of the Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative (CIFC), which supports immigrants and refugees, and the grassroots organizations that support them, at a time when rhetoric and policies are creating fear, separating families, creating economic instability and increasing mental health issues among individuals, families and communities.

LCFC serves as the lead organization for the CIFC, a collaborative formed to engage and encourage Colorado funders throughout the state to support immigrant issues. Founded in 2015, CIFC supports organizations in their mobilizing efforts, helping to build greater capacity to implement rapid response services and legal services, and expand current knowledge around issues. Through CIFC, LCFC provides opportunities for local and national funders to learn more about immigrant issues and how they can respond.

2020 grantees have not yet been selected, but 2019 grantees include:

  • Antonito Homeschool Consortium
  • Associacion de Jovenes Unidos en Accion (AJUA)
  • Casa de Paz
  • Child and Migrant Services, Inc.
  • Colorado Circles for Change
  • Cultivando
  • Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
  • El Comite de Longmont
  • Grupo Esperanza
  • INSPiRE
  • Latina Safehouse
  • Mujer, Fuerza, y Sentimiento
  • OneMorgan County
  • ReVision

The Hadanou Collective (HNC) | Diverse Education and Nonprofit Leaders

$25,000

Purpose: To support HNC’s capacity development with diverse education and nonprofit leaders focused on reducing inequities in the Denver eco-system and to strengthen organizations led by emerging African American leaders.

HNC is a pathway for community-driven leaders to build high quality, sustainable, equitable institutions. As a Collective, HNC has three core functions:

  1. Find great leaders who are already doing this work in their communities.
  2. Develop their abilities to increase the quality and reach of their impact.
  3. Coordinate their impact towards a single clear vision and set of outcomes.