Our Top 10 Ideas for Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday December 6th!

In case you're in need of some inspiration, the Impact Charitable team is sharing our Top 10 Giving Ideas.  These are all Colorado-based organizations driving positive impact within our favorite passion areas.  

Click on the logos to learn more and donate.  Happy Giving!

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute (RMMFI) provides capital, training, mentors, and support for lower income entrepreneurs seeking to subsidize low wage job income and move towards owning their own businesses. They connect entrepreneurs to a community of professionals in numerous industries to give them their best chance at success. 

Groundwork Denver partners with lower-income communities to improve the physical environment and promote health and well-being.  Groundwork Denver plants trees, improves parks, cleans up rivers, insulates homes, promotes biking, and grows food with their large network of volunteers. 

350 Colorado works locally to help build the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a sustainable future. They do this through Movement Building and Promoting Local Solutions.  350 Colorado is a great resource to learn about Divesting from fossil fuels and Investing in climate solutions.   

Work Options for Women helps impoverished women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry.  Support them too by visiting their two cafes or hiring the organization for catering as well.

Project PAVE empowers youth to end the generational cycle of relationship violence.  They assist 4,000 clients annually through intervention, therapy, advocacy, education, and leadership development programs for young people who have experienced violence.  

Mile High Early Learning provides a quality educational experience for Denver's most vulnerable children.  The organization is Denver's oldest and largest provider of subsidized quality early childhood care and education - serving thousands of Denver's most vulnerable children every year since 1970.

Invest In Kids provides infrastructure & support to ensure success for the highest quality programs benefiting low income children and their families in Colorado.  Their programs include Nurse Family Partnership - home visitation for low income moms, and The Incredible Years - for early childhood social & emotional health.  

The GrowHaus is an urban farm and fresh food market in the Elryia-Swansea neighborhood of Denver. Residents of this neighborhood do not have access to traditional grocery stores, and the median income is about half that of the rest of Denver. The GrowHaus operates a market where residents may purchase fresh, healthy food at cost, and also participate in an array of programs advancing skills and education around nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

Re: Vision works with people in economically marginalized neighborhoods to develop resident leaders, cultivate community food systems, and create an economy owned by the community. Their programs include Backyard Gardens, Urban Farms, and Food Access Initiatives.

Mile High Workshop partners with local entrepreneurs to manufacture and distribute their products while training and employing people facing significant barriers to employment.  MHW currently offers cut & sew, woodworking, laser engraving, assembly, and packaging & fulfillment services.

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