Supported the center's efforts to create systems change and develop programs that promote the physical, emotional and economic health of the greater Yuma area.
Supported the engagement of Antonito and San Luis students in an oral history project, in which they conduct interviews with local residents about the loss of Spanish language and culture. The goal is to help students develop qualitative research skills and connect them and their communities to their Hispanic cultural roots.
As part of the Community Partnerships process, supported the Hoop Institute (through Street Fraternity) to enable five teenagers to research community and health equity issues in northeast Denver, and present a subsequent plan to address needs.
Supported expanding opportunities within the program to students wishing to focus on health equity, in hopes of developing non-traditional leaders from rural or other marginalized communities.
Provided funding for a team-building outdoor leadership program for approximately 40 community members of Sheridan, Colo. as part of their Community Partnerships work.
In partnership with The Colorado Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and other funders, assisting with long-term organizational transition planning.
Supported the creation of a multi-year business and financial plan to inform the work of the Center, as well as the hiring of a development consultant to help broaden and diversify fundraising efforts, assess data needs, and increase data collection and reporting capacity.
Supported the Colorado Pedals Project, a four-year initiative to make Colorado the best place in the nation to ride a bicycle. Programming includes supporting bicycle lanes and access in underserved neighborhoods and communities statewide.
In partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, The Denver Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, among others, supported the Regional Transit Oriented Development Fund, an investment program that finances properties within a half mile of fixed-rail stations; and/or a quarter mile within high-frequency bus stops. The purpose of the fund is to preserve existing affordable housing, as well as develop new affordable housing and supportive commercial uses, within close proximity to public transportation.
Supported efforts to explore building a new membership organization, particularly one focused on health equity advocacy in the Denver metro area.