ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos Charities will distribute $156,500 to 31 organizations and nonprofits through the third annual Community Grant Program funding cycle, it was announced on Thursday.
Launched in 2019, the Broncos Community Grant Program offers Colorado-based nonprofits and organizations the opportunity to request necessary funding (up to $10,000) for community projects and programs. The selected organizations encompass all five of the Broncos' community development focus areas—Youth Development, Quality of Life, Health & Wellness, Youth Football and Civic Engagement.
In addition to the five focus areas, grant funding will support localized and statewide initiatives that focus on issues and communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic including immediate and basic needs, communities of color, women, domestic violence and sexual assault services, food insecurity and mental health.
The Broncos Community Development team and Broncos Charities Board reviewed 188 applications requesting more than $1.7 million in funding. Since the program's inception, Broncos Charities has donated $457,200 to 82 different organizations through the Community Grant Program.
The selected organizations for this year's round of funding are listed below (in alphabetical order by focus area):
|Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club||After-school and summer programs for youth in western Colorado|
|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 Education and Employment||Personal and professional skills training and employment services|
|Denver Inner City Parish||Food pantry and distribution program in west Denver|
|Focus Points Family Resource 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|
|Branson School District||Football field replacement and artificial turf installation|
|Canon City Recreation and Park District||Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment|
|Colorado Cowboys Youth Organization||Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment|
|Colorado High School Coaches Association||Supporting the annual CHSCA All State Games|
|Green Mountain Junior Football||Youth football helmet replacement and refurbishment|
|Green Valley Ranch Youth 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|
|Colorado High School Activities Association||CHSAA Statewide Diversity Conference|
|Colorado Latino Leadership Advisory Research Org.||Empowering Latinos through leadership, advocacy and policy research|
|Metro Caring||Colorado Necessary Documents Renewal|
|Volunteers of America Colorado Branch||Establishing positive and trusting relationships between youth/law enforcement|
About Denver Broncos Charities
The Denver Broncos are committed to improving lives in our community by focusing on Youth Development, Quality of Life, Health & Wellness, Youth Football and Civic Engagement. Alongside key community partners in each focus area, we are able to make a difference through strategic programming, unique events and dedicated advocacy. For more information on the Denver Broncos' community partnerships and programs, please visit www.denverbroncos.com/community or follow @BroncosOffField on Twitter and Instagram.