We have carefully selected these organizations to work with us as regular partners because they embody the type of difference we want to make in our community, we support them through our annual financial plan, and accept additional financial donations specified for partners. We also draw attention to a service opportunity or in-kind donation that the organization has asked us to highlight.
Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty.
Our strategy is to focus our efforts on five programs that work together in a holistic, integrated approach.
Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder.
JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.
Every year, the agency benefits nearly 25,000 people of all ages, faiths, and incomes.
Kentucky Circle Village
55 years ago three religious communities, united in a faith of love and service, made a decision to establish an independent-living, low-cost, senior-housing community. In 1959, three church entities built Kentucky Circle Village (KCV):
American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains
First Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Green Mountain Presbyterian Church
Over the years, KCV has grown from 148 to 171 apartments, providing a home and a truly unique community to countless Denver-area seniors.
Industrial Areas Foundation - Colorado
Colorado leaders are building a local power organization of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a non-partisan organization comprised of diverse community institutions that equip ordinary people to act effectively for social justice.
They accomplish this public work through:
- Establishing relationships across difference around shared values;
- Developing community members to be effective agents of change;
- Building power to revitalize our democracy and move away from ineffective, technocratic, and polarized politics; and
- Taking collective, strategic action to create change.
The mission of Metro Caring is to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency. Metro Caring operates one of Denver’s largest hunger-relief programs, including a fresh foods shopping market, teaching garden, and weekly healthy living and nutrition classes.
– Distributes between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food, baby items, and personal care products in helping to meet the nutritional and health needs of up to 500 people every day.
– Helps with utility assistance.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity utilizes the concept of “partnership housing” which centers on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. Habitat’s no profit and no interest financing is affordable. And the “Fund for Humanity” (homeowner mortgage payments, no interest loans, and fundraising dollars) provides the capital needed to build.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 and has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., celebrating the construction of our 500th home in 2012.
The Habitat Helpers faith coalition is made up of 10 churches working alongside Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. These churches are located in the Denver Metro area.
DICP: The Denver Inner City Parish
The Denver Inner City Parish (The Parish) was established in 1960 to assist Denver’s working-poor families in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty prevalent within their communities.
The Parish serves Denver’s under-served families (25,000 people annually) at 6 locations by offering 13 programs that focus on four key community needs: Hunger, Education, Community Enhancement, and Economic Development.
The primary goal is to empower our communities and support personal transformations, to ultimately create self-sustaining lifestyles for those who are most vulnerable. We equip our clients with the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty.
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado brings together people of different faiths to drive equality, human rights, and opportunity.
Our organization was founded in 1998 by a group of clergy and laity who were searching for a way to give a voice to Coloradans who wanted to put their faith into action as a force for good in public life. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the national Interfaith Alliance organization.