“We are managing a pandemic within a pandemic. Police brutality is a scourge, it is a pandemic. The pre-existing condition before COVID, and it still exists, is racism.” -- Representative Ayanna PressleyRead more
Effective immediately, The Colorado Trust is committing $250,000 in funding within Colorado to be used towards addressing anti-Black systemic racism.
Program areas for this funding will include:Read more
I don’t have adequate words to describe the state of our country right now. But I know I need to say something anyway. As soon as possible.Read more
Gates Family Foundation, Lyra Colorado, Empower Schools, RESCHOOL Colorado, the Donnell-Kay Foundation, Colorado Succeeds, and RootED have joined to create the COVID-19 Education Innovation Fund with a goal of promoting resilient education systemsRead more
In partnership with ZOMA Foundation, Catena Foundation, and Gates Family Foundation, First Southwest Community Fund established a $3 million COVID-19 Rapid Response & Recovery Loan Fund to offer affordable loans to rural businesses and nonprofRead more
Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative are partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media to provide K-3 learners, and their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learniRead more
Lance Cheslock, Executive Director of La Puente, has been featured in an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. La Puente is based in Alamosa, a region that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more