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Our 2016 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
iDE (International Development Enterprises)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia, and a community water point, by Habitat for Humanity.

We did no other special projects this year, but are rolling the unused funds over into 2017, when we intend to make three larger-than-usual grants.

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Native American Heritage Association
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2015 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
iDE (International Development Enterprises)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia, and a community water point, by Habitat for Humanity.

We funded a special project with Acumen Fund, called Bringing the 4As to Life. This project is intended to provide a reusable framework and standard practices for the use of survey instruments to improve Measurement and Evaluation of Acumen projects.

We funded a special project with iDE (International Development Enterprises), called Accelerating Impact in Mozambique. This project is intended to accelerate the introduction of Farm Business Advisors in Mozambique.

We funded a special project with TechnoServe, called Monitoring and Evaluation Platform. This project is intended to develop a standardized cellphone-based software platform for doing Measurement and Evaluation in connection with a wide range of TechnoServe projects.

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Native American Heritage Association
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2014 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
iDE (International Development Enterprises)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia, and a community water point, by Habitat for Humanity.

We funded a special project with the Rocky Mountain Institute, called the Balance of Pack Project, to investigate factors affecting the costs of obtaining and using battery storage for use with renewable energy sources..

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Building Bridges
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Native American Heritage Association
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
Strong Sisters
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2013 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
iDE (International Development Enterprises)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia, and a community water point, by Habitat for Humanity.

We funded a special project with iDE Honduras, to bring their highly successful Farm Business Advisor Program to the Western Hemisphere, and to experiment with an FBA program for women only.

We funded a special project with the Rocky Mountain Institute, called the Game Over Project, to investigate and educate regarding the long-term costs to electrical utilities of ignoring or opposing the development of decentralized power production by consumers and businesses.

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Native American Heritage Association
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center
Wildlife Experience

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2012 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
iDE (International Development Enterprises)
One Laptop Per Child
Rocky Mountain Institute
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia by Habitat for Humanity.

We funded a portion of a special project with iDE Zambia, to bring their highly successful Farm Business Advisor Program to Africa.

We funded a special project with The Carter Center, to investigate ways to improve women’s access to information in Africa (Ghana).

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
Mother Jones Investigative Fund
Native American Heritage Association
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Women’s Crisis Center (Denver)
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center
Wildlife Experience

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2011 Grants

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See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Central Asia Institute
Engineers Without Borders
FINCA International
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
International Development Enterprises
One Laptop Per Child
Rocky Mountain Institute
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia by Habitat for Humanity.

We initiated a significant loan to FINCA International, for use in their microfinance program in Haiti.

We initiated special projects with The Carter Center and International Development Enterprises, but these arrangements were not completed until early in 2012. We’ll tell you about them later.

Tactical Grants
Accion International
American Indian College Fund
Christian Appalachian Center New Hope Project
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Women’s Crisis Center (Denver)
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS Local Programming Initiative
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center
Wildlife Experience

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2010 Grants

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Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Central Asia Institute
Engineers Without Borders
Habitat for Humanity (Denver)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Room to Read
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We again funded construction of two houses in Zambia by Habitat for Humanity.

Tactical Grants
American Indian College Fund
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
United Negro College Fund
USA for UNHCR
Women’s Crisis Center (Denver)
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Morrison Natural History Museum
Rocky Mountain PBS
St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Swallow Hill Music Center
Wildlife Experience

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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Our 2009 Grants

See Charities We Support for an explanation of our overall program, including strategic investments, special projects, tactical grants, etc.

Strategic Investments
ACLU Foundation
Acumen Fund
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
The Bell Policy Center
The Carter Center
Engineers Without Borders
Rocky Mountain Institute
Southern Exposure Immersions
Southern Poverty Law Center
Technoserve

Special Projects
We provided essentially full funding for the 2009-2010 phase of work on the Milagro Water Project (by Engineers Without Borders) in three communities in El Salvador.

We funded construction of two houses in Zambia by Habitat for Humanity.

Tactical Grants
Doctors Without Borders
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Gathering Place (Denver)
Meals on Wheels (Colorado)
ORBIS International
Parker (Colorado) Task Force
USA for UNHCR
Women’s Crisis Center (Denver)
Many small grants

Grants to Denver-Area cultural organizations
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Public Radio
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
Rocky Mountain PBS
Swallow Hill Music Center
Wildlife Experience

Other stuff
We also made quite a few small grants, and a few larger ones, to personal-favorite charities that are not necessarily primarily about our core mission. We won’t list those here.

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