What do you get when you combine RevGen’s value of Stewardship, five Colorado-based nonprofits, and our employee-run philanthropy team? You get the winners of our 2018 summer grant cycle!
Twice a year, our philanthropy team petitions their colleagues for nominations of nonprofit organizations that address issues related to the environment, poverty, and at-risk youth. This cycle, five applicants were selected for their ability to empower the greater Denver community to aspire to be more. Continue reading to learn about the projects that were funded.
Volunteer for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) motivates and enables people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. This cycle, RevGen has awarded $2,500 to enable 100 8th graders at a Title 1 JeffCo school to participate in program to introduce them to the outdoors and inspire them to be the next generation of stewards.
Food for Thought Denver (FFT) strives to eliminate weekend hunger for children in the Denver area. A 100% volunteer-based organization, delivers PowerSacks to children in 28 elementary schools each week and stocks one school-based food pantry. We awarded $2,500 – enough for FFT to provide 650 family-sized meals for local families living below the poverty level (that’s PowerSacks for 20 kids and families for a school year).
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) believes that everyone deserves a park. TPL creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Our $2,500 award will go toward TPL’s efforts to expand and improve two parks located in low income areas – Westwood Park and Nome Park – thus giving more Coloradans access to better neighborhood recreation.
There with Care helps families dealing with a critical childhood illness. By providing a network of services to ease the burden of day-to-day obligations and responsibilities, There with Care enables families referred by medical agencies to focus on their loved ones. We awarded $2,000 to provide assistance through grocery purchases and gas cards.
Heart and Hand Center envisions a world with no opportunity gap. Heart & Hand Center empowers young people in Northeast Denver to realize their potential through daily after-school and summer programming using a whole child approach. Our $2,000 award will help fund academic, social wellness, health, and family engagement programs for the 2018-19 school year.
We encourage you to check out the great work that these organizations are doing to have a positive, lasting impact on our community.
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