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We invest in the power of community

Founded and funded by and for Denver, we turn our community’s desire to help into action to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs.

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What we’ve accomplished together so far

Without you there is no us. Since 2019, we’ve funded organizations that serve every City Council District and neighborhood in Denver to transform mental health and substance misuse care.

$154+

million granted to address mental health & substance misuse

71%

reduced substance misuse
(across grantees reporting)

76%

improved mental health
(across grantees reporting)

Where
we work

We listen to Denver’s communities, those with lived experience, and those doing the work to understand how mental health and substance misuse show up in our lives. Together, this knowledge, experience, and collaboration reveal what reports and metrics alone can’t, and guide our funding priorities.

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Denver’s Stories of Progress

Sun Valley Youth Center

Sun Valley Youth Center

Sun Valley Youth Center, a non-profit serving kids aged five to sixteen in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood, employs a trauma-informed, attachment-based caregiving model to foster success for our youth and families. The core pillars of their practices are connecting, empowering, and correcting.

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The Don’t Look Back Center

The Don’t Look Back Center

The Don’t Look Back Center (TDLBC) was created to empower socially and economically disadvantaged women and transwomen to break the cycle of addictive patterns and initiate change while developing life skills for restoration in all aspects of a woman’s life.

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Think 360 Arts for Learning

Think 360 Arts for Learning

https://youtu.be/sQNu0Z8TBYs Think 360 Arts for Learning engages Coloradans of all ages in innovative arts programming that inspires creativity, builds community, & advances equity. Caring for Denver funded the Creative Aging program to increase access to...

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From grant opportunities to community listening sessions to sharing your stories of impact, let’s find a way to collaborate.

Juan Escobedo, Program Officer

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