Total funds granted: $60,000

Organizations and programs that support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the Greater Denver Community that welcome newcomers, help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and bridge cultural divides between welcoming and receiving communities.

Casa de Paz (Aurora): $6,000 to support immediate housing and basic needs assistance for people affected by immigrant detention in hopes of reuniting families separated by detention and providing support to those recently released.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) (Aurora): $12,000 to support the Job Training in the Arts and Technology Program for middle and high school students through arts education with a focus on leadership and positive youth development.

ECDC African Community Center (Denver): $5,000 to support the Driving Opportunity Program, a female-centered driving class and on-road instruction designed to best meet the cultural and religious needs of immigrant and refugee women working towards attaining a driver’s license.

La Clínica Tepeyac (Denver): $10,000 to support children in immigrant and refugee families in accessing high-quality, culturally responsive, integrated health and mental health services regardless of a patient’s insurance coverage or ability to pay.

Project Worthmore (Aurora): $12,000 to support an additional adult English language class to meet the needs of refugee student on the road to self-sufficiency.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) (Westminster): $15,000 to support the Children’s Program that provides free legal services to immigrant children in deportation proceedings, to youth eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and to abused, abandoned, and neglected immigrant children.