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The Open Door Fund, a permanent endowment of The Community Foundation, supports the Boulder County community by raising money and distributing grants for programs that enhance the lives of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
The Lyons Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the Greater Lyons Area.
Social Venture Partners (SVP) combines the power of business with a passion for giving. SVP is an innovative way for community-minded individuals and professionals to grow as philanthropists while actively contributing expertise, time, and money to benefit Boulder County non-profits. SVP strengthens non-profit grantees through investments of financial and human resources and places a heavy emphasis on demonstrating outcomes over the course of multi-year relationships. We leverage your dollars by combining grants with consulting that builds the capacity and sustainability of non-profits.
Milagros Scholarship Fund
The Milagros Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to Latina graduates of Boulder High School who have limited sources of scholarships to fulfill their desire to further their post-secondary education. Recipients are awarded scholarships to attend an accredited educational institution, either full or part-time. Thank you for your support in making miracles come true for these worthy candidates.
Wendy Kale Scholarship Fund
The Wendy Kale Scholarship Fund memorializes the legacy of long-time Colorado Daily music writer/critic Wendy Kale. Through the decades, Wendy's work was pivotal in attracting local and nationally recognized speakers and musical acts and furthering the cultural diversity of extracurricular programming at the University of Colorado, as well as helping firmly establish Boulder as music destination for not only artists -- established and up-and-coming -- but also fans.
Wendy was many things -- humble, kind, hard-working, persistent, a proponent of the underdog, environmentally friendly -- but above all she was committed to making the community (in her case, specifically Boulder's music community) a better place. To that end, the fund will create a merit based scholarship to a deserving CU-Boulder student, with a preference to those active on CU program council or in the university's journalism program. This scholarship fund is still in development, so applications are not yet available. Please click “donate now” above or call Chris Barge with questions about donating, at 303-442-0436, Ext. 110.
The Sanchez Foundation was formed in 2011 to support a high quality 21st Century Community Learning Program at Alicia Sanchez International School. It is guided by an all-volunteer group of community members, Sanchez faculty members and Sanchez parents and guardians. The foundation’s work is supported by a broad base of local community organizations. It envisions transforming lives and strengthening the Alicia Sanchez International School community by breaking the cycle of poverty through supporting innovation in education that develops knowledgeable, open-minded and caring global citizens that are prepared for the 21st Century. The Foundation provides funding for school programs, activities, and equipment that would otherwise not be available to Sanchez students and values education, service learning, strengthening families, community involvement, partnering with the community, collaboration for a common good, and breaking the cycle of poverty. The Sanchez Foundation raises funds from the local community and welcomes donations of any kind. Click “donate now” above to contribute.
Tracy Ayers "Live Your Dream" Memorial Fund
Tracy Scornavacco Ayers lived her life forming genuine, lasting realtionships, always looking out and standing up for the "underdog," and making a difference in people's lives. She gave with her whole heart and soul; she provided kids with chances to learn, feel joy, laugh out loud, have fun, and most of all, to have hope. As a dedicated teacher and mentor, she taught from the heart. Tracy's dream would be for young people to follow their dreams through learning, exploring, having fun, and living a meaningful life. In line with who she was and still is to her family, and in line with her passions and beliefs, our goal is to carry on Tracy's character and integrity by offering youth the opportunity to discover something new and to pursue their dreams!
Tracy was born on July 23, 1968 to Alex and Dorothy Scornavacco. She married Greg Ayers in 1997. Their son, Alex, was born in 2000, and in 2005 they traveled to China to receive their daughter Mei Ling. Tracy was dedicated to her family, her students, and her friends. She will be dearly loved and missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Tracy lost her battle to cancer on April 22, 2008, with her family at her side.
Donations to the Live Your Dream fund can be made by clicking the red Donate Now button at the top right of this page.