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Grantee Stories

Stories play an important role in illuminating the work and accomplishments of our grantees, community teams and other partners. Stories below are specifically related to The Colorado Trust’s work, and may be filtered by funding initiative. To learn more about inequities and injustices faced by Coloradans, visit our Collective Colorado website, an online outlet for reliable, nonpartisan information about issues that impact the health and well-being of the people living in our state.

Ibram Kendi Talks to Coloradans about Racism

August 2021

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, whose bestselling works on racism argue for a focus on policies that lead to more equitable outcomes, has become a favorite target of conservative pundits and lawmakers.

Abandon Hope

March 2020

You’ll act more radically after you do.

Who Belongs Here?

June 2019

Andrea Cristina Mercado, executive director of the New Florida Majority, spoke in Denver about a question that animates political debate as much as it does our own experiences.

The Stress of Being Poor

October 2018
Kristin Jones

A small-business owner discovered how poverty conspires against people experiencing it—and hurts all of us.

Racism Hurts All of Us

May 2017

So why is it used as a political strategy? Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains.

Disability Justice at the Intersections

March 2017

Lydia X. Z. Brown spoke about the way ableism interacts with racism and other forms of oppression in a presentation as part of The Trust’s Health Equity Learning Series.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.