Colorado Gives Day is tomorrow, December 6th - marking the seventh edition of the push to expand and increase charitable giving in Colorado, supported in large part by the Community First Foundation and dozens of other philanthropic groups.
Colorado is home to thousands of nonprofit organizations that contribute enormously to the communities they represent and serve. No matter what issue you care most about - health, education, living wages, immigration, housing, gender equity, racial justice, civil rights, and equality in all its forms - there is a group in our state doing valuable and important work.
They all are deserving of your support, perhaps this year more than most. So give a little bit, or a lot. But please just give.
Below is a list of organizations that I have worked with, donated to, volunteered at, or otherwise support, that would be worthy of your contribution. This is by no means a complete and comprehensive list of organizations, but the array of choices can be overwhelming. So these are just some of the many exceptional community, policy, advocacy, and service organizations that do meaningful and difficult work in our state on every day.
Health and Wellness:
Economy, Jobs, Wages, Tax & Budget:
Education and Children:
Civil Rights, LGBT Rights, and Immigration Rights:
Environment and Recreation:
Human Services, Homelessness, Safety, and Food Access:
And last but not least:
For the past year, I've had the privilege of serving on the board for BikesTogether, which is Denver's nonprofit community bike shop that provides access to bikes and bike education for thousands of kids and adults who otherwise wouldn't have it. We've seen a ton of growth this year, with an expansion to a second location and the addition of mobile services, and look forward to growing our programs and impact in the years to come. Biking can mean a lot of different things to different people - access to transportation, ability to get to a job, health and wellness, or just the simple untethered freedom of being on two wheels.
You can visit www.coloradogives.org for a more complete list of all giving options. You can schedule your donations and also search by neighborhood, cause, or other keywords or issues.
Thank you for your support.