Nonprofits and NGOs

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    What Swallow Hill Music Is Looking For in its New CEO

    Earlier this month. Swallow Hill Music announced that CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf was resigning after seven years of running the Denver-based nonprofit organization that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area. Scharf last day is September 30, and the organiza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Dish on Jensen Cummings, CRA's Philanthropist Award-Winner

    As chef at the now-defunct Row 14, Jensen Cummings was used to being asked to participate in charity events; out of 150 requests, he did 31 events in 2013. And even as he made plans to open his own spot, the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery, at 2730 South Colorado Boulevard, he was thinking there had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Alamosa "healthy living park" moves ahead, RV park nixed

    Backers of a proposed "healthy living park" in Alamosa, who saw their efforts last year to acquire former school property in a prime location frustrated by a controversial deal that put the property in the hands of an RV park developer for substantially less than its appraised value, have settled a ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    April 10, 2014
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    November 29, 2013

    Savor the flavors of Tejon, see Santa at Little Man, buy crafts and beer this weekend

    You need an eye-opener this morning, don't you? All of the Colorado McDonald's locations will be giving any customer a free, small McCafe coffee today, in honor of Black Friday. You can get a cup of Mickey D's specialty brewed coffee made with 100 percent Arabica beans at a drive-thru or inside the ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 20, 2013

    Celebrate National Lemonade Day for a good cause at Red Robin

    It's National Lemonade Day, and local Red Robin restaurants are setting up lemonade stands to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all kids with cancer. See also: - Red Robin's Burger Works deliver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Get in on the modern food discussion at UrbiCulture tonight

    UrbiCulture Community Farms, 4201 Umatilla Street, is hosting a "Fact versus Fiction" food seminar this evening from 6 to 7 p.m., when organizers will discuss and debunk common food myths concerning health and nutrition. See also: - Artists and UrbiCulture work together to make the Santa Fe distric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    The Dude abides: Sie FilmCenter makes Kickstarter goal, will show The Big Lebowski

    With just at day to go, the Sie FilmCenter made its $150,000 Kickstarter goal -- which will fund the theater's necessary transition to Digital Cinema Presentation projectors. As incentive for participating in the Kickstarter campaign, Film on the Rocks director Britta Erickson and her crew promise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Third TEDx Mile High ticket deadline is today

    The final ticket deadline for TEDx Mile High is today. This is the third annual Denver-centric version of TED, which has been touting "Ideas Worth Spreading" since the non-profit organization started bringing the best and brightest minds of the world together back in 1984. See also: - Obama's 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    CU Peru hosts a show supporting global health care at Hooked on Colfax tomorrow

    This Saturday, April 6, Hooked on Colfax will donate its wall space to Local Goes Global, an evening devoted to raising money through art for a global health-focused nonprofit, Comunidades Unidas Peru. A student-run organization, CU Peru comprises volunteers from various schools at the University o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Give your high school formal wear a second life with LUPEC's 5th Annual Prom Redux

    High school prom was magical for some and less than spectacular for others, but the wonderful women of LUPEC -- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails -- want to give everyone a second (or third) chance at the defining teenage moment. This Saturday, January 12, the group is invi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting victims' families ask state officials to investigate donation fund

    Update below: Families representing eleven of the twelve people who died in the Aurora theater shooting have asked Colorado's attorney general and secretary of state to investigate Community First Foundation and its website,, which collected more than $5 million in donations to the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting: Recovery committee responds to criticism from victim families

    Update: Rich Audsley, speaking for the 7/20 Recovery Committee, has released a statement responding to criticism from families of Aurora theater shooting victims. It's included after our original coverage. Tom Teves, the father of Aurora theater shooting victim Alex Teves, lambasted the way Giving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Reader: What idiot would think beer has medicinal qualities other than to inebriate?

    Nanny state or manny state? It looks like Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs might be able to go with its first-choice name for the smoked dopplebock it's making this fall for Pints for Prostates, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help fight prostate cancer, after all. The name? Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Tonight: Cafe Options teaches kids how to cook

    Work Options for Women will hold a cooking class tonight at Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street -- and this month's curriculum is for children ages eight to twelve. The class will focus on food and kitchen safety, nutrition and skills, all while pushing the theme of breakfast for dinner.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Photos: More merriment from last week's Make Music Denver

    The 16th Street Mall was buzzing with music last week as artists of all shapes and sizes filled the air with their collective auditory gifts for Make Music Denver. This was the first time that Denver participated in World Music Day; it joined 450 other cities thanks to the efforts of the Downtown De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Mountain2Mountain: Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea provided motivation, not money

    This week's cover story, "Peak Performance," describes how the pull of past history and the power of publishing inspired Shannon Galpin to create Mountain2Mountain, an international nonprofit dedicated to educating women in conflict zones. Although Galpin was influenced most strongly by the fact tha ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line

    Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report

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    May 29, 2012

    Mountainfilm in Telluride announces 2012 award winners

    Mountainfilm in Telluride closed out its 34th annual festival on Monday with an awards ceremony in Telluride's Town Park, recognizing six films for various prizes and naming the nonprofit organization Peaceful Uprising as winner of the 2012 Moving Mountains Prize. The award -- and $12,000 -- goes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Colorado Immigrants Right Coalition's Julien Ross discusses his "spider bite moment"

    Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For his first job, a preteen Julien Ross sold lemonade and lied about it. Or at the very least, he didn't tell the whole truth about it. The juice came from freshly squeezed lemons, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Colorado Gay Volleyball Association wants to give you a red card

    It's not a bad thing to get a red card at the Colorado Gay Volleyball Association's Red Card Party at Hamburger Mary's Club M this Saturday. "Everyone who comes to see the show gets a red card -- and they get to give their "violation" to their favorite model or performer," says Luke List, CGVA spoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Occupy Denver inspires Internet-based nonprofit The 99 Percent Foundation

    When it comes to the national Occupy movement, Blair Preston is less concerned with apathy than with access. In his time visiting Occupy Denver, it was the second issue that restricted his involvement, not the first, and he noticed the same problem gripping other protesters. To find a solution, he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Sunday's Quinceañera Fair will be a family affair

    ​For a milestone like a quinceañera, youth-centered non-profit Friends First knows the kind of pressure young girls and their families are under. "We started the Quinceañera Fair program because we were being told that quinceañera was becoming the stereotype of prom, and we wanted to associate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Project Safeguard throws a Valentine's Fling with former Bronco Reggie Rivers

    Project Safeguard, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, has partnered with former Bronco Reggie Rivers on its Valentine's fling. "We're so excited to have Reggie Rivers joining our event," says Shelly Schreiner. "With incidents of domestic vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Colorado Gives Day: Money keeps coming for twelve nonprofits that won $5,000 prizes

    Last month, we told you which of the 928 participating nonprofits raised the most money during Colorado Gives Day. This year, technical difficulties caused the 24-hour online charity blitz to be extended to 36 hours, during which folks donated a total of $12.4 million.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Gorinto benefit for Mission Supports tonight

    ​Gorinto, the weekly night at Mercury Cafe, is always a good time, but tonight it benefits a particularly good cause: Mission Supports. With food prepared by SAME Cafe and a variety of musical acts on tap, the eclectic mid-week party aims not just to raise money for the non-profit, but awaren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Review: Dispatch at Red Rocks, 6/3/11

    Photo by Britt ChesterDISPATCH at RED ROCKS | 6/3/11"Dispatch fans came for a good time -- the first they've shared with this band in a while -- and let's just say they got what they came for."

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    May 5, 2011

    Prax(us) and Ten Thousand Villages host "Trade For People, Not Of People" shopping event

    Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., non-profit group Prax(us) joins forces with fair trade-supporting retailer Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. 3rd Ave.) for three hours of shopping for fundraising. As Colorado's only organization specializing in helping victims of domestic human trafficking, Prax(us) is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Crocs donates 100,000 pairs of shoes to Japanese earthquake & tsunami victims

    ​We've made lotsa sport of Niwot-based Crocs, from a 2005 feature that included savage reviews by fashionistas to reports of what Alan Prendergast described as the "brightly hued, comfy-ugly clown shoes" being escalator unfriendly. So our first thought after hearing the company is donating 100 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    DJ Bedz on his mixtapes, donating the proceeds to Safehouse Denver and Melo

    ​According to Safehouse Denver, three women are killed each day by an intimate partner in America. DJ Bedz, of Radio Bums and Denver Nuggets official DJ fame, is doing his part to help reduce the effects of domestic violence against women and their families by donating the proceeds of his mixt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Taste Of The Nation: Cocktails for the Kids Competition results

    Brian Melton of TAG, the winning bartender in Sunday night's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation drink competition.​As part of Denver's Taste of the Nation/Share Our Strength benefit last night at Mile High Station, eight generous drink slingers from some of the city's hottest bars partic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Bare breasts in Boulder: Housing authority decision means Catherine Pierce's can hang out again

    Flappers like these beauties from "There's Something About Mary" may soon be back on display in Boulder.​The campaign to establish a new public nudity ordinance in Boulder took an unexpected turn a few weeks back. That's when Catharine Pierce, 52, turned heads when she decided to garden wearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Tonight's MTV Hope for Haiti Telethon has roots here at home with mGive

    As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Stormy weather at the Governor's Energy Office

    ​The Governor's Energy Office will consider a protest by a nonprofit agency into the state's decision to award a $9 million weatherization grant to a rival organization. Rocky Mountain SER, which provides training and jobs for disadvantaged segments of the population, complained after GEO ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Should Colorado marijuana dispensaries follow the New Mexico model?

    A Flickr photo.Could the Land of Enchantment magically solve Colorado's pot problems?​As a recent Court of Appeals decision and a Board of Health brouhaha made clear, Colorado's medical marijuana is in desperate need of an overhaul. While officials and dispensary owners tussle over ridiculousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Help get Colorado universal broadband -- and see how fast yours is!

    My speed = kickass​The Governor's Office of Information Technology has joined up with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group trying to create a map of broadband access -- and those areas that still can't get it -- throughout the country. If you've currently got broadband access, you can test your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Women's Bean Project celebrates twenty years

    ​ For twenty years, Women's Bean Project has been helping women get back on their feet -- and the good work it's done over that time amounts to much more than a hill of beans. The Project got its start back in 1989, when Jossy Eyre was volunteering at a Denver homeless shelter for women and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Women rule the kitchen at Cafe Options

    Women rule the world (or at least the kitchen) at Cafe Options, a new breakfast and lunch spot that opened last week at 1650 Curtis Street on the bottom level of the U.S. Bank Tower building. The cafe, a fast-casual concept courtesy of of Work Options for Women, a non-profit focused on preparing imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Q&A with Steve Foster, managing editor of In Denver Times

    As noted in Tuesday's blog "Highlights from the In Denver Times Launch Announcement Press Conference," Steve Foster is among the driving forces behind the project, which will debut in May with a thirty-person staff culled from the Rocky Mountain News if 50,000 subscribers agree to pay around $60 per ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009
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    October 30, 2008

    Halloween can be scary for black cats

    Meow, meow, meow. Black cats are mysterious, alluring and surrounded in superstition. But they can also be targets during October, which is why local animal shelters limit or even prohibit their adoption during the season of ghastly ghouls, creepy crawlers and trick-or-treaters. "Cats are often t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Everyday People

    The Friday theme at Everyday Democracy’s National Conference, which began on June 12, was open dialogue. The intent: opening a national forum to discuss…discussions. Everyday Democracy, a non-profit group devoted to setting up round-table conversations among community members about race, povert ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Getting Around Oil

    A Chautauqua forum offers alternatives to cars.

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    April 26, 2007
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    October 3, 2006


    In the face of death, Sandy Bush lived. His greatest fear when he first found out that cancer was eating away his body was that he'd suffer a slow, painful death. The only way Sandy could overcome that fear was to know he could control his time of dying. No doctor can prescribe death in the United ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006
  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

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