Projects We Supportsidecarpr2022-07-15T20:33:19+00:00
CNDC works primarily with charitable organizations that have not yet achieved 501(c)(3) status. This can encompass organizations at virtually any stage of development – from a start-up to transitioning and established community organizations.
Since CNDC also assumes responsibility for all financial and legal liabilities for our projects, it’s important that we ensure the partnership is a good fit for everyone. Our vetting process helps ensure all organizations under the CNDC umbrella are aligned with our goal of implementing innovative solutions to build stronger communities. CNDC looks for Projects that demonstrate an innovative approach to meeting a community need, strong leadership, clear objectives, a realistic budget, and an ability to attract donors.
Once we have determined a charitable organization is a good match for CNDC, they become known as a ‘Project’ under the umbrella of CNDC’s 501(c)(3).
The Delores Project
Reach Out and Read Colorado
Brother Jeff’s Cultural Cafe
Denver Preschool Program
CNDC Projects make a big difference in the communities they serve. Many Projects under the CNDC umbrella have been recognized locally and nationally for their contributions to improving the quality of life here in Colorado.
Since our inception, CNDC has supported more than 200 Projects, managed nearly $100 million in Project revenue, and received and administered more than 1,000 grants to benefit Projects. To date, our Projects have generated more than 850,000 in volunteer hours.
To make a donation to one of our Projects, please visit the individual Project’s website.
10.10.10 focuses on identifying and addressing wicked problems within complex systems – health, water, food, energy, learning, infrastructure, waste, security and climate change – problems that cannot be addressed effectively by government, large industry or research institutions.
Access Mode prepares technology driven businesses for rapid scale by providing 1) Programming; 2) Mentorship; 3) Non-dilutive capital; and 4) Community that supports venture backable, BIPOC led businesses in the critical early stages of a company’s growth.
African Leadership Group helps the African diaspora integrate and prosper by connecting cultures, promote businesses within our communities here in America and abroad, mentor the youth, encourage political participation, bring the African diaspora together.
Bank on Denver is an initiative to connect unbanked and under-banked Denver residents to local banks and credit unions to ensure that residents have access to products and services that allow them to maximize opportunities for building assets and improving financial stability.
BIONIC was developed in 2004 at Green Mountain High School in response to the suicides of four students, and equips students to reach out to those who are new to their school, students with extended illnesses, students and staff who lose loved ones, and those experiencing bullying and other challenges.
BMTL provides economically disadvantaged children throughout Colorado with the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument by collecting and repairing donated instruments, and awarding them to qualifying schools and music programs.
Changing the Narrative is the leading effort in the U.S. to change the way people think, talk and act about aging and ageism through evidence-based strategies, strategic communications and innovative public campaigns. Our end game? To end ageism.
The Mission of the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project is to improve quality of life by introducing youth to educational enrichment opportunities via the Chris Anthony School Visit Program and Youth Initiative Project Scholarship and filter program.
Cine Fe is an organization dedicated to advancing cinematic art and industry in Colorado. Cine Fe provides project and career support to cinematic artists and professionals of all backgrounds while working with stakeholders across the state to create the conditions necessary for the industry to thrive.
The Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center (CALC) advances sustainable land use management and clean energy ideals by engaging the community through educational experiences and community events. They will conduct educational tours of Jack’s Solar Garden in Lafayette, Colorado, featuring the panels, property, and research projects (for K-12 students, university classes, politicians/policy makers, etc.).
The mission of the Colorado Center for Civic Learning & Engagement is to provide access to high quality civic learning, education, and engagement by providing professional development support, curricular resources, and networking opportunities to educators, young people, and civic organizations.
The Attainment Network’s mission is to increase college attainment for graduates of Denver Public Schools on the Auraria Campus and Emily Griffith Technical College through a multi-sector collaborative that connects resources and efforts.
Colorado Inclusive Economy has the goal of making Colorado the most inclusive economy in the nation: an economy that works for everyone, especially those who have been overlooked and marginalized. They will work with CEOs/Executive Directors on their own personal DEI journeys so they can return to their orgs to help lead their own teams in this work.
Colorado Open Space Alliance is a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado.
Based on historic inequalities and recent redevelopment projects, the CIF exists to support and fund community wants, needs and aspirations that focus on those inequalities in the surrounding neighborhoods of the National Western Complex: Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea. They will be doing a discovery process to develop guidelines for fund disbursement within the communities, identify community programs, leverage technical assistance, and develop formal policy recommendations regarding revenue sources in addition to creating strong internal working structures.
Delwest Community Podsare six weeks of fun for school-aged residents at Baker School Apartments and Park Hill Station Apartments, both of which are affordable, multi-family properties. During the six-week program, guest teachers will lead multi-day instruction and activities around dance, gardening, and more.
Harlequin Wheelchair Rugby’s goals are to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, offer wheelchair athletes a recreational and/or competitive outlet, and promote disability awareness through educational and community outreach.
Dork dancing is a free dance movement and mental health advocacy campaign where celebration and activism meet for a healthier, happier and more harmonious world. Our vision is to get the world #dorkdancing to overcome mental health challenges by inspiring joyous movement that builds community. We seek to end surrounding stigma, illness and inequity, coming together against challenges such as suicide, depression, loneliness, distress, violence, anxiety, trauma, grief, and addiction.
The Efshar Project provides professional development opportunities that serve to increase educators’ skills, attitudes, and knowledge of educationally sound practices in early childhood education (ECE), Jewish ECE, and family engagement.
Encore Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who serve older adults and help them develop “encores” in leadership, volunteerism, learning, and work. In addition, they aim to change stereotypes about adults 50 and up.
First2Lead empowers first-generation students to become the next generation of business leaders focused on building social enterprise. They offer college and business workshops, campus tours, and access to guides and mentors who can support students through the college application and affordability process.
The Ganas Network works with Latinx and black graduates of Denver charter schools to enhance soft skills through professional development opportunities, such as workshops, peer-to-peer support, and business leader mentoring so that these individuals can become advocates for the charter school system.
Golden Triangle Partnership will establish neighborhood leadership to implement the projects and initiatives presented in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Plan designed to bolster the cultural vibrancy of the neighborhood, promote the identity of the Golden Triangle, and promote accessibility to all populations.
Growing Up Boulder is a child and youth friendly city initiative originally housed at the University of Colorado Boulder. Their ultimate goal is to expand statewide and grow Colorado to be the most child and youth friendly state (and a model for other states).
The Harm Reduction Action Center empowers, educates, and advocates for the health and dignity of injection drug users and their affected partners in the Denver metro area, in accordance with harm reduction principles.
High Rockies Harm Reduction’s mission is to reduce the rates of overdose deaths, new HIV and Hepatitis C diagnoses, and economic costs of the opioid epidemic in rural Colorado by expanding access to harm reduction services. Their work will primarily focus on Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, and Delta counties.
Iddeate.org is an online resource designed by and for neurodiverse adults to enable independence, personal development, and job attainment. Iddeate.org uses donations from the general public to directly connect neurodiverse adults with resources needed for coaching services including life skills, social skills, communication skills, independent living, college/career development, and other coaching support as needed including job transition coaching.
Jefferson County Communities That Care is a coalition comprised of more than 100 stakeholders, community members, key leaders and youth. We use a structured, evidence-based community change process focused on preventing substance misuse, sexual/relationship violence and hopelessness/anxiety among youth in our community by reducing risk factors and improving protective factors.
Juntos is building a pipeline for DACA recipients to access upward mobility by preparing undocumented high school seniors for career success. Juntos supports them through the DACA application process and the entrepreneurial process in order to earn income legally. Additionally, they empower school counselors, educators, colleges, and HR resource groups through professional development so they too can continue their vision of upward mobility for students.
The Metro Denver Nature Alliance (Metro DNA) is a growing coalition of non-profit, government, research, and private sector partners seeking to align nature-based efforts to ensure more equitable access to nature and to promote healthy people, communities, and natural places.
The mission of the Mile High Health Alliance is to achieve better health for all Denver residents through collaboration by forming an alliance of stakeholder organizations in Denver dedicated to increasing access to care, better coordinating health care services, and decreasing health care costs.
Outreach Fort Collins is a community-driven, street outreach program working to maintain downtown Fort Collins as a safe and welcoming place for all community members while connecting our community’s most vulnerable to the services and supportive networks they need.
The mission of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) is to create collaboration to encourage multicenter research in pediatric epilepsy using a network of pediatric epilepsy centers within North America.
An annual retreat in Denver for profoundly gifted children and their parents across the country, PG Retreat provides the opportunity for profoundly gifted children and families to connect with others like themselves. Parents learn from the experiences of other parents and attend presentations by professionals who specialize in issues related to profoundly gifted individuals.
Recovery Friendly Leader provides a comprehensive training and consultation program for businesses to assist with workplace well-being, addiction, and productivity, collectively. The organization focuses on leadership strategies directly related to employees impacted by addiction.
Rocky Mountain Ranger Association is a membership association for rangers in the state of Colorado. They provide networking and training opportunities throughout the year, in addition to hosting an annual conference focused on professional development.
Sidewalk Poets offers creative learning experiences and high-quality healing-based practices, showcasing emerging writers from underrepresented backgrounds to amplify previously silenced voices. They activate self-healing, mental health, community building and empowerment.
Social Venture Partners Denver helps individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits and investing in collaborative solutions. SVP Denver’s partners provide pro-bono capacity building service and social impact financing.
The Sustainable Neighborhood Network (SNN) provides municipalities, counties and other local governing entities with an impactful model for direct neighborhood action in support of sustainability and climate action. The SNN framework was established in Lakewood in 2013 as a neighborhood-level engagement platform to create change by leveraging resident expertise, passion and resources.
The mission of Trendlines is to catalyze change in the social impact sector; to support higher success rates in the skills, education, and employment pipeline; to accelerate our workforce/education systems to a scale worthy of the need; and to support the development of sustainable workforce/education pipeline programs.
A group of students will provide podcasts that will elevate the youth voices and offer the listeners the chance to hear directly from the next generation of leaders not just in politics but also in hearing first-hand accounts of the Black experience in America. Their podcast/speaking engagements will also be used to shift mindset and create more equity in any organization.
Wild Beautiful Orchestra is a dynamic group of classical, jazz, and youth musicians who create transformative experiences at concerts and outreach events in the greater Denver area with an emphasis on championing under-represented composers and integrating musical styles from around the globe.
Yarrow Collective is an independent peer-run organization in the behavioral health sector that not only offers, but prioritizes, support and education that is peer-to-peer in nature. By peer, we mean people who have first-hand lived experience with psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, homelessness, oppression, problems with substances and other life-interrupting challenges.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is a member-based professional development organization whose mission is to connect and develop young nonprofit leaders to leverage collective strengths and resources.