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.
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.
Made at the request of Gail Schoettler, PhD, in honor of her service to The Colorado Trust Board of Trustees. The Colorado Independent is an online, statewide media outlet.
Made at the request of Rev. R.J. Ross, in honor of his service to The Colorado Trust Board of Trustees. The Samaritan Institute Foundation supports the ministry of the Samaritan Institute and its network of centers to “promote counseling, education, and consultation emphasizing the interrelatedness of mind, body, spirit, and community.”
Supported the development of a statewide listening tour focused on mental health issues faced by Coloradans.
Provided general operating support to a Denver-area, faith-based nonprofit providing single mothers and widows with automobile repair and maintenance services, to assure necessary transportation needs are met.
Supported Mile High Connects (through The Denver Foundation), whose mission is to "ensure that the Metro Denver regional transit system fosters communities that offer all residents the opportunity for a high quality of life."
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.
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.
Supported efforts to explore building a new membership organization, particularly one focused on health equity advocacy in the Denver metro area.