Projects We Support

Projects We Support2020-10-29T14:50:25+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).

In addition to the services we offer to projects under our 501(c)(3), we also offer certain support services to established 501(c)(3)s. These nonprofits essentially outsource their accounting to CNDC and receive hands-on support in financial management that allows them to focus their time and energy on providing quality services in the community.

Past Projects

  • Chalkbeat
  • Neighbor Network
  • CIVHC
  • The Delores Project
  • Reach Out and Read Colorado
  • Brother Jeff’s Cultural Cafe
  • Denver Preschool Program
  • WeeCycle
  • Love Animals
  • CRUSH

Current Projects

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

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.

https://101010.net/

ADELANTE SAN LUIS

Each rural community will work to create health equity for its citizens.

AFRICAN LEADERSHIP GROUP

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.

http://www.usalg.org/

ANTONITO TOGETHER

Each rural community will work to create health equity for its citizens.

A+ COLORADO

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The goal of A+ Colorado is to mobilize the broader community to make public education the most important priority for the City and County of Denver.

www.apluscolorado.org

AVP COLORADO

Through Alternatives to Violence workshops, AVP Colorado gives inmates tools to change their lives, including learning new ways to react to potentially violent situations of conflict and frustration.

www.nfnc-avp.org

BANK ON DENVER

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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.

www.bankondenver.com

BELIEVE IT OR NOT I CARE (B.I.O.N.I.C.)

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.

http://www.bionicteam.org/

BREAKING SILENCE

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BRK engages and inspires communities to take action, and recognize their responsibility for the impact interpersonal violence has on our culture and the lives of numerous individuals annually.

www.breakingsilenceco.org

BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE

Bringing Live to Music

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.

www.bringmusic.org

THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY WEALTH BUILDING

The Center for Community Wealth Building aims to mobilize, facilitate, and coordinate community wealth building efforts with the practical objectives of widening community education on economic alternatives, enhancing diverse participation and fostering viable projects for the creation of just and sustainable jobs in the region.

https://www.communitywealthbuilding.org/

CHALLENGE DENVER

Challenge Denver

Challenge Denver works to inspire and re-engage Denver Public School (DPS) middle and high school students to their school communities by providing them with the experience of Challenge Day and follow-up programming and support.

www.challengedenver.org

CHRIS ANTHONY’S YOUTH INITIATIVE PROJECT

CHRIS ANTHONY’S YOUTH INITIATIVE PROJECT

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.

www.chrisanthony.com

CINE FE

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.

COLORADO AGRIVOLTAICS 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.).

 

COLORADO CENTER FOR CIVIC LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT

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.

http://www.c3le.org/

 

COLORADO CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE ACCESS PROGRAM (CCHAP)

COLORADO CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE ACCESS PROGRAM

The Healthcare for Every Child program was formed to develop, implement and evaluate sustainable and replicable clinical care systems in the private sector that improve the access, quality, and cost effectiveness of health services for Colorado children of low-income families.

www.cchap.org

COLORADO OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE

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.

coloradoopenspace.org

DENVER EDUCATION ATTAINMENT NETWORK

DENVER EDUCATION ATTAINMENT NETWORK

DenverEAN’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.

 

DENVER HARLEQUIN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY TEAM

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.

www.harlequins.org

THE EFSHAR PROJECT

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.

https://cojece.org/

ENCORE NETWORK

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.

FAITHBRIDGE

FaithBridge is a grassroots, faith-based community action organization with a mission of mobilizing the faith community to improve education in Colorado.

THE GANAS NETWORK

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.

www.gananetwork.org

GOLDEN TRIANGLE CREATIVE DISTRICT

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.

 

HIGH ROCKIES HARM REDUCTION

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.

IN LAK’ECH DENVER ARTS

In Lak’ech Denver Arts brings high-quality community responsive arts education to historically underserved neighborhoods in southwest Denver.

INDUSTRY FOR AMERICA

Industry for America is a national effort advocating for apprenticeship programs to be more widely available, especially to youth who come from families with low incomes. They will build a coalition (of industry, labor, philanthropy, and policy leaders), educate policy makers on the skills gap and diversity gap, and lobby at the Federal level and with targeted states to create policy change.

JEFFCO BRIGHT FUTURES

Jeffco Bright Futures is a community-wide collaborative project, built around the principles of collective impact, designed to align strategies and resources across sectors (public and private) and domains (health, education, and family supports) to deliver improved outcomes for Jefferson County families.

METRO DENVER NATURE ALLIANCE

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.

www.metrodna.org

MILE HIGH HEALTH ALLIANCE

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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.

http://milehighhealthalliance.org/

MIRACLES FOR MITO

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MFM provides research and information, focusing on awareness, education, support and advocacy for children and adults to ensure that no individual or family feels alone while trying to understand a complicated mitochondrial diagnosis.

www.miraclesformito.org

MOMMY ROCKS

Mommy Rocks collects and refurbishes used rocking chairs. The chairs are then given to first-time, low-income mothers and their newborn children.

www.mommyrocks.org

OUTREACH FORT COLLINS

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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.

outreachfortcollins.org

PROFOUNDLY GIFTED RETREAT

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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.

www.pgretreat.com

RESIDENTS UNIDOS

Each rural community will work to create health equity for its citizens.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGER ASSOCIATION

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.

SECURE FUTURES COLORADO

Secure Futures Colorado advances meaningful reform to secure the retirement future of Colorado’s public employees in a manner that is fiscally responsible and sustainable.

SMART COLORADO

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Smart Colorado is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to protecting the public health and safety of Colorado youth against the effects of marijuana legalization.

www.smartcolorado.org

SOUTHWEST DENVER COALITION

The mission of the Southwest Denver Coalition is to facilitate collaboration between the Southwest Denver community, local community based organizations (CBO’s) non-profit and the City of Denver. Southwest Denver Coalition promotes community engagement to highlight the neighborhood needs and to efficiently connect constituents to the appropriate service provider.

http://swdenvercoalition.org/

STARTING FROM SCRATCH

Starting from Scratch empowers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to discover their untapped talent and passion by developing independent living and workplace readiness skills modeled through cooking. Starting from Scratch advocates for inclusion and provides opportunities for adults to achieve independence at their best.

www.startingfromscratch.love

THE SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK

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.

TRENDLINES

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.

WE CREATE HEART

We Create Heart serves the social emotional needs of children (primarily in Mesa County) via creative arts, entertainment, and education. We Create Heart creates curriculum for educators to integrate brain balancing movement into the classroom and provides teacher training.

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