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CLLARO (formerly known as LARASA) Colorado’s premier leadership development, public policy, and research center dedicated to strengthening Colorado’s Latino community.
Colorado Center on Law & Policy Advancing the health, economic security and well-being of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.
Colorado Children’s Campaign Working to create hope and opportunity in Colorado, one million kids at a time.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Working collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado.

Arts, Culture, & Environment

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Inspiring the residents of Colorado to live and learn creatively by experiencing the performing arts, visual arts, educational programs, and historical exhibits.
Colorado Ballet A multi-faceted institution, encompassing a 30 member professional performing company, a studio company for advanced dance students, an Academy instructing the next generation of dancers, and an amazing education and outreach department that enables thousands to experience the magic of dance.
Colorado Public Radio Enriching the Colorado community by providing news, information and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained.
Colorado Symphony Entertaining through artistic excellence, by engaging with – and growing – audiences, by enriching the lives of everyone we touch, and by educating the communities where we live and perform.
Conservation Colorado A grassroots organization working to protect Colorado’s air, land, water, and people. Conservation Colorado is the state’s largest conservation group with more than 100 partner groups and 4,000 individual members.
Denver Art Museum Enriching the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.
Denver Botanic Gardens Connecting people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures.
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) Reaching diverse communities in Denver, Aurora and Commerce City by working directly with local schools, teachers and community groups by providing a wide variety of outreach activities.
Rocky Mountain PBS Enriching the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services, and community partnerships that inform, enlighten, and entertain.

Business & Community

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Providing opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances.
Denver Hispanic Chamber Promoting and advancing the growth of business, educational achievement, economic advancement & leadership development in the Hispanic community.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Colorado’s business leadership dedicated to economic vitality and quality of life.
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Providing content, context and access to inspire leaders to engage in issues critical to the region’s success.
Mountain States Employers Council Serving the human resource and employment law needs of the business community, while helping employers manage all aspects of the employment relationship.

Children, Youth & Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters Helping children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one, volunteer mentoring relationships with measurable impact.
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver Helping to inspire and enable youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Children’s Museum Creating a community where children, newborn through 8, and their grown-ups, learn through play!
Girl Scouts of Colorado Building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place – making it easy, meaningful, and fun for girls and volunteers to grow as leaders.
Mi Casa Resource Center Advancing economic success and helping Latino families achieve lasting economic stability.
Mile High United Way Uniting people, ideas and resources to advance the common good.
Mile High United Way – Emerging Leaders Council Bringing the passion and philanthropic power of young professionals together to create a better community and to develop community leaders.
Mile High United Way – Women’s Leadership Dedicated to inspiring, educating and encouraging women to invest in their community.
Tennyson Center for Children Serving children, youth and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and neglect.
Women’s Foundation of Colorado Building resources and leading change so that women and girls are full and equal participants in society.
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver An inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


Colorado Legacy Foundation Working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and public education stakeholders to accelerate bold improvements in student achievement through innovation, collaboration, and capacity building.
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation Assisting and supporting the Denver Public Library in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives, and enhancing library services funded by the City’s budget through advocacy, activities and programs, fund raising, and the management of private monies raised by or donated.
Denver Public Schools Foundation Providing all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society.
Denver Zoological Foundation Securing a better world for animals through human understanding.
Jefferson Foundation Maintaining the high quality of Jeffco Public Schools in preparing all students for a successful future.
Metropolitan State University Foundation Promoting the development and general welfare of the University by receiving, investing and administering private support.
University of Colorado Foundation Raising, managing, and investing private support for the benefit of the University of Colorado.
University of Denver Board of Trustees Providing guidance and oversight for the University of Denver.


Alzheimer’s Association – Colorado Eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; providing and enhancing care and support for all affected; and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Red Cross Providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Educating and engaging the community, fundraising, and investing funds raised on behalf of the hospital.
Colorado Health Foundation Improving the health and health care of Coloradans by increasing access to quality health care and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.
The Colorado Trust Dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans by 2018. Partnering with individuals, organizations, agencies and communities across the state in shared efforts to expand health coverage and to improve the health care system.
Denver Health A comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health.
InnovAGE Leading Colorado’s older adults toward health, productivity and a future that is unlimited in its possibilities.
National Jewish Hospital Helping to heal, discover, and educate as a preeminent healthcare institution.
Susan G. Komen – Denver The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure was founded in 1993 to carry out our promise — to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Human Services

Arapahoe House Providing fundraising, resource development and asset management to, and for, the benefit of Arapahoe House.
The Delores Project As a year-round shelter, the Delores Project enhances services, provides support for women in securing long-term housing and addresses the myriad of other challenges they face.
Denver Foundation Inspiring people and mobilizing resources to strengthen our community so all residents in Metro Denver have the opportunity for a high quality of life, including education, employment, food, clothing, and shelter, health, rich cultural offerings, safety, and the ability to give of themselves and connect with their community.
Denver Foundation – Social Venture Partners Cultivating effective philanthropists, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s challenges.
Food Bank of the Rockies Even in this “land of plenty” there are many people who don’t have enough to eat. Food Bank of the Rockies strives to create a place for everyone at the table.
Goodwill Creating opportunities for individuals to change their lives and the lives of others while building a strong and sustainable community.
Special Olympics Colorado Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Volunteers of America Colorado Supporting and empowering America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, low-income families, homeless individuals and families, women and children escaping domestic violence, and those seeking affordable housing solutions.

Governmental Commissions

Denver Mayor’s Office of Boards & Commissions Working together to successfully prepare for our city’s future. Contribute to and influence city policies by serving on one of many boards or commissions. Examples of a board or commission with the Mayor’s Office include: Denver Office on Aging and Denver Women’s Commission.
Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions Colorado is a growing and diverse state and appointments to boards and/or commissions are a vital part of local government providing for direct citizen involvement in government affairs. You can contribute to and influence policies by serving on one of many boards and/or commissions. An example of a board or commission with the Governor’s Office includes: Judicial District Nominating Commissions and State Supreme Court Nominating Commission

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