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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 strategy. 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.

Why Safeways Keep Closing in Colorado

July 2019

Dozens of Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores have closed in recent years, leaving food deserts behind. The company’s private equity owners may be to blame. 

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.

Community Partnerships: Grand Valley, Colorado

May 2019

Community members in Parachute and Battlement Mesa, in western Colorado’s Grand Valley, are working together to create a better, thriving place to live for everyone. Issues they are collaboratively working on include increasing and improving local economic resources, communication and a sense of unity.

What Is Language Justice?

March 2019
Kristin Jones

Language is power, explains Rosa Guzman-Snyder, founder of the Community Language Cooperative.

Violence Against Indigenous Womxn*: Sexism, Colonialism and Health Equity

February 2019

Taté Walker presented on the violence and marginalization faced by Indigenous women, primarily due to the ongoing, chronic impacts of settler colonialism. Walker, who is Lakota and a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is an Indigenous rights activist and award-winning multimedia storyteller.