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Denver Broncos Charities awards $151K to area organizations, nonprofits

Now in its 3rd year, the Broncos Community Grant Program has chosen 31 organizations for funds.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos Charities announced Thursday it will distribute $156,500 to 31 organizations and nonprofits through the third annual Community Grant Program funding cycle.

The Broncos Community Grant Program, which was launched in 2019, offers Colorado-based nonprofits and organizations the opportunity to request necessary funding for community projects and programs.

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Since the program’s inception, Broncos Charities has donated $457,200 to 82 different organizations through the Community Grant Program. This year, the Broncos Community Development team and Broncos Charities Board said they reviewed 188 applications requesting more than $1.7 million in funding.

The selected organizations for this year’s round of funding are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Youth Development:

  • Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club
    • After-school and summer programs for youth in western Colo.
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado
    • Ensuring successful transition to college after high school graduation
  • Colorado Youth for a Change
    • Support program decreasing Colorado’s high school dropout crisis
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
    • Academic and economic opportunities for students of color
  • Groundwork Denver
    • Empowering under-resourced youth for educational and career success 

Quality of Life:

  • A Precious Child
    • Promoting family stability and self-sufficiency through essential needs
  • Center for Work Edu. and Emp.
    • Personal and professional skills training and employment services
  • Denver Inner City Parish
    • Food pantry and distribution program in west Denver
  • Focus Points Family Res. Center
    • Providing basic needs to families in the greater northeast Denver area
  • Hands of the Carpenter
    • Administering automotive services for working single mothers 
  • Latina Safehouse
    • Emergency services for Latina survivors of domestic violence
  • Project Worthmore
    • Improving quality of life for Denver-area refugees 
  • Sun Valley Community Center
    • No-cost grocery program
  • The Gathering Place
    • Resource navigation for women, children and transgender individuals
  • We Don’t Waste
    • Access to healthy food through food recovery and distribution

Health & Wellness:

  • Denver’s Children Advocacy Center
    • Supporting families in recovering from trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Project Sanctuary
    • Therapeutic retreats for at-risk military families
  • Rise Against Suicide
    • Youth suicide prevention program
  • Therapy Aid Coalition
    • Providing therapy to frontline and essential workers

Youth Football:

  • Branson School District
    • Football field replacement and artificial turf installation
  • Canon City Rec. and Park District
    • Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment 
  • Colorado Cowboys Youth Org.
    • Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment
  • Colo. H.S. Coaches Assoc.
    • Supporting the annual CHSCA All State Games
  • Green Mountain Junior Football
    • Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment 
  • Green Valley Ranch Yth. League
    • Providing player scholarships and promoting player health and safety
  • Maroon Pride
    • Updating football uniforms and equipment at Alamosa High School
  • Vista PEAK Football
    • Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment 

Civic Engagement:

  • Colo. High School Activities Assoc.
    • CHSAA Statewide Diversity Conference
  • Colo. Latino Leadership Advisory
    • Empowering Latinos through leadership, advocacy and policy research
  • Metro Caring
    • Colorado Necessary Documents Renewal
  • Volunteers of America Colo. Branch
    • Est. positive and trusting relationships between youth/law enforcement

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