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Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is one of the first counseling centers in the nation that specifically integrates teams of professional therapists and their therapy animals to facilitate the counseling process. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), with a home base at Phoebe’s Place in Arvada, CO, is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps rescue-rehab and place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes. Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue Your contributions will enable us to rescue some horses at the auction as well as to provide for animals in need when we’re contacted by state or local authorities. We will also take in some horses whose owners can no longer keep them. Our volunteers help to sell donated items at venues, help load or haul donated hay, groom, feed, and muck stalls of rescue horses, haul horses, safe home (foster) horses. The Horse Protection League Our Mission: Dedicated to the protection of equines by building community through education and advocacy.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities The Arvada Center celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone who visits us. Arvada Chorale The stated mission of the Arvada Chorale is to bring joy and enrichment to the Front Range community through beautiful choral music. Colorado ACTS The Actors Company and Theater School (Colorado ACTS), founded and operated by Christians, offers theater classes to children four to eighteen years old (seniors in high school). The school’s mission is to bring quality children’s drama education to the local community. Jefferson County Library Foundation JCLF’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra To deliver a world-class chamber orchestra experience through innovative programming, audience intimacy, exceptional talent, and artistic excellence.
A Precious Child A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Arvada Jr Chamber Foundation Leadership Training for young adults, where we learn by Volunteering to run a project Brave Young Hearts Focusing on outdoor experiences, Brave Young Hearts provides Adventures to children with terminal or life-threatening diseases….for a chance at normal Carin’ Clinic The Mission of Carin’ Clinic is to provide affordable high-quality health care services to children between the ages of birth and 18 years of low-income families who have no access or limited access to health care, thus promoting healthy children, healthy families,and a healthy community. Elevate USA Building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. Ginny’s Kids International Ginny’s Kids has a mission – to reach out to families experiencing the emotional stress of a debilitating illness and to support them by giving a family memory that will last forever – a trip together. Glowmundo Glowmundo exists to cultivate resilience in children, born from something that lives within all of us: inner strength.We build resilience capacity, in partnership with parents and educators, so when children are faced with adversity or opportunity, they are empowered to connect with their inner strength and optimism, remaining self-aware and confident in new or challenging circumstances. Mothers’ Milk Bank Our mission: to improve the quality of life for families, sick children and infants throughout our communities by providing support when and how they need it most. Packs of Hope Packs of Hope is a non-profit humanitarian organization committed to the vision that every child deserves hope. We are partners with the community and county human service agencies to provide backpacks filled with essential clothing items to children and youth who are transitioning into out-of-home or foster care. PeaceJam Foundation The PeaceJam Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation Our mission: to improve the quality of life for families, sick children and infants throughout our communities by providing support when and how they need it most. Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation For more than 30 years, the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the needs of children in the Rocky Mountain District. Warm Hearts-Warm Babies We are a group of volunteers that help to make life easier for Colorado’s tiniest citizens. We sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for premature infants and babies in need. We donate to hospitals, crisis pregnancy centers, and shelters across much of the state of Colorado. All of our gifts are donated free of charge and 100% of what we receive in donations goes to help the babies.
Arvadans for Progressive Action APA is a grassroots political group providing education, encouragement, and resources to help our community push progressive ideals at local, state, and national levels.
DDRC – Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Our mission is to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community. Two Angels Foundation The mission of the Two Angels Foundation is increasing the recreational activities for children living in Colorado with physical disabilities, inspiring them to lead the most inclusive and active lives possible. U.S Warriors Outdoors U.S. Warriors Outdoors mission is to help Wounded Warriors build hope, confidence and family strength through quality outdoor adventures.
Family Tree Family Tree is a non-profit human services agency providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Front Range Center for Assault Prevention Front Range CAP is the Denver/Boulder chapter of the International Center for Assault Prevention. Since 1996, we have taught more than 105,000 Colorado children, from pre-school through 12th grade, how to prevent bully assault, stranger abduction and sexual assault. Ralston House Ralston House provides a warm atmosphere that is less intimidating than a police department. Our child-friendly environment enables children and teens to tell their stories without being re-traumatized in the process. Services are available at locations in Arvada, Lakewood and Northglenn for youth through the age of 18. Accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, Ralston House adheres to best practice policies and procedures to serve the best interest of children. Sarah’s Home Corp Sarah’s Home is a faith-based residential home in Colorado for girls age 12 up to 18 who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Arvada Elks Lodge Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life. Arvada West High School Foundation The mission of the Arvada West High School Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving students, to work philanthropically with the community, and to educate others about our mission. We strive to grow an alumni membership and database that is dedicated to our goals. We hope you will join us! Arvada Wheatridge Service Ambassadors For Youth (AWRSAY) For years, AWRSAY has supported our community’s youth. Because of people like you, AWRSAY has recognized over 1,000 students and awarded more that 300 scholarships to hardworking, determined students. AWRSAY’s fiscal agent is the Red Rocks Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. Jeffco Schools Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation exists as a key partner to Jeffco Public Schools. We are an independent nonprofit serving Jeffco students for the last 40 years. We raise funds, support a variety of programming across schools and educator development, and we support a variety of enrichment opportunities for students. Outdoor Lab Foundation Inspire community support and advocate for the Outdoor Lab Schools. Enduring Program, Inspired Students, Cherished Sites. Realizing Aptitudes Foundation Essentially, we are your experienced guide. We are professionals who have chosen to invest our talents and abilities into optimizing the career guidance process for people like you. Realizing Aptitudes provides a novel kind of career advice at a pivotal time in your lives— the transition from high school to what’s next. Red Rocks Community College Foundation To support Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. Seeds of South Sudan Seeds of South Sudan rescues refugee orphans from the Kakuma Refugee Camp so they can receive an education in Kenyan boarding schools. These bright children are selected for their leadership potential and willingness to help others, so they can become the “seeds” to build the new nation of South Sudan. Walter Michael Northey Memorial Fund Inc The mission of the W. Michael Northey Foundation is to honor and preserve the memory of Officer Michael Northey by providing financial assistance to officers and their families in times of need and awarding scholarships to graduating seniors in Arvada to further their education.
Keep It Colorado Our mission is to unite, elevate and empower Colorado’s conservation community to protect the lands and waters that define our state. Two Ponds Preservation Foundation Enable an immersive environmental education experience at the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, fostering a lifelong love of nature.
Arvada Community Food Bank, Inc.  From the beginning Community Table has worked with city government, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to ensure that the residents of Arvada and neighboring communities in Northern Jefferson County would have a place to go for emergency food. Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust The State’s premier cattlemen’s association that serves as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production. Food For Thought Denver Food for Thought strives to eliminate weekend hunger for children in the Denver Metro Area by providing food PowerSacks for the weekend, because we believe that no child should go hungry. Gofarm We are a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and transform our local food system. What’s a local food system? It’s how local food gets from the farm to your plate, and everything in between! We focus on how we grow our food, how we distribute our food, and who can access and afford the food. Only by working on all of these elements combined can we transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmentally sustainable, and equitable for all. Hope, Connection and Community We are a non-profit organization that works to provide Hope through connection which creates community. We distribute food and other supplies to people in need. We organize events to support growth and strengthen our local community.
American Heart Association For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA) provides the most appropriate range of health care solutions to allow people to maximize independence and to heal and age at home. Will become a nationally recognized leader in the provision of an innovative continuum of care that maximizes individual health, wellness, well-being and independence in the Front Range. Epic Experience Epic Experience empowers adult cancer survivors and thrivers to live beyond cancer. Intervention Inc. To enhance client success and public safety through quality integrated services and collaboration with community partners JDRF From funding innovative research to advocating for government action to providing a support structure for our community, no other organization does more to fight type 1 diabetes (T1D) than JDRF. Jefferson Center for Mental Health EVERY YEAR, JEFFERSON CENTER TOUCHES THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 34,000 CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, ADULTS, AND OLDER ADULTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES. BUT WE CAN’T DO THIS ALONE. NAMI Jeffco Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. SCOPE International, Inc SCOPE International USA is a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) that relies on flexibility, ingenuity and collaboration to meet the goals and demands of our pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device partners.
Beyond Home BEYONDHOME OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR FAMILIES TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT FOR LIFE. AT BEYONDHOME, FAMILIES WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE PERSONALIZED GOALS FOR THEIR EDUCATION, HOUSING, FINANCES, AND FAMILY. Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation The Blues & BBQ Festival for Better Housing is a 501c3 organization dedicated to increasing awareness of, and raising money for, Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver through an annual music festival and other community events International Hope Builders International Hope Builders works in collaborative partnerships to meet the critical need for affordable and sustainable building solutions around the world. Willow Green Townhomes The Willow Green Townhomes are located at 34th Street and Hickok Place, just south of Iris in north east Boulder. There are forty townhomes in a quiet neighborhood.
ChristAid International The vision of ChristAid International is to be a positive influence for Christ in the culture of Uganda. That is being accomplished through Christian education, compassionate care and financial support for the very poor in the region of Fort Portal and Kicuna, Uganda. Those touched by the love of God through the ministry of ChristAid will have, and are having, an impact on their families, their communities, and the nation of Uganda. Lightbridge International LightBridge International is all about the orphan and the poor. Throughout Scripture, the orphan and the poor are the people God specifically speaks of and calls us to care for — DELIBERATELY. Like you, we take His call seriously for ‘the least of these’.
Arvada Soccer Association dba Real Colorado EDGE To engage players at all levels and commitments to develop a passion for the game and commitment to the Club that will last through their adult life. Assisted Cycling Tours, Inc. We seek to create an atmosphere of true inclusion, empowerment and fun through our bike programs and our bike shop. We strive to give people who are “invisible” in our society the opportunity to develop into people who can contribute to society when just given the opportunity. LANE ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS LLC We are here to guide you in your journey to heighten and focus the strengths we individually possess; Positivity, Discipline, Respect, Focus and Mindfulness. The Wall Sports Foundation The Wall Sports Foundation has been founded to support youth athletes and their families who find themselves struggling to keep their athlete in the game, and also support those individuals who have a passion for the specialized under-recognized positions within the game of ice hockey: Goalies and Referees. The Wall Sports Foundation supports these and all athletes through small grants and scholarships.
Hope House of Colorado Hope House is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, High School & GED and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include parenting and healthy relationships classes, an Early Learning Program, health and wellness, financial literacy and personal growth classes as well as certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for long-term independence. Hope House relies on numerous volunteers and local business partnerships to accomplish its mission. Elephant Circle Elephant Circle brings an intersectional, feminist, reproductive justice, design thinking approach to this work. This approach will help manifest solutions every step of the way that do not re-inscribe status-quo power dynamics – making true transformation possible.
Arvada Sister Cities International Arvada Sister Cities International has sponsored and participated in a wide range of international and local activities. We invite you to join us in forming new friendships around the world. Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation Our theme “Rotary Connects the World” is one that gives us the opportunity to reach out and do our best to connect with others. We should also connect with our own members and do our best to continue our projects and maybe create new ones. Arvada Vitality Alliance (AVA) The Arvada Vitality Alliance (AVA) exists to understand local needs, increase conversation about key community issues and fund initiatives and organizations who work to move the needle on the AVA annual key focus areas. Best Year Yet Foundation The Best Year Yet Foundation is a 501(3)c organization that provides InteraWorks systems, tools, and other support to help organize, focus, and increase effectiveness in nonprofits while reducing the burnout so often associated with service work. CItyUnite CityUnite exists to help faith, government, and business leaders unite around common causes in the Denver Metro area. It was birthed in 2008 when a handful of local leaders began meeting in order to identify what they could do together that they could never do alone. We believe that relationships matter and that they are the key to building thriving communities. Community First Foundation At Community First Foundation, our name says it all. Since 1975, we have been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. Foundation to Grow Grow your business while staying balanced and having fun. Global Refuge International We create and operate businesses that provide jobs, livelihoods and emergency assistance to victims of war. Rotary Club of Arvada “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” Serve The Line To Serve and Honor those who protect the line through charitable action response. Team Rubicon Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.