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Over 110 members and community supporters gathered at the Wellshire Event Center on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 to hear presentations from three nonprofit finalists selected through a rigorous grant review process to present their ideas to use a $100,000 grant to create transformative change in the community.

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In preparation for selecting the recipient of Impact100 Metro Denver's second $100,000 grant in June, we gathered on April 5th to hear from experts on Denver’s community needs. Beth McBride, Interim Chairman of the Education Committee, introduced Cody Belzley who acted as panel moderator. Guests included: Slavica Park, Director of Workforce & Economic Development of Focus Points Resource Center who spoke on training and education focused toward self-sufficiency for women, girls and disabled youth; Jennifer Stedron, Executive Director, Early Milestones Colorado, who spoke on early childhood development; Adrienne Russman, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs, Colorado Department of Corrections who spoke on prison reintegration; and Roberta Payne, Ph.D in Mental Health, who spoke on issues of mental health.

Thank you to the Education Committee for gathering together such expert speakers and to the Events Committee for our venue, set up and food and drink!

To learn more about the issues and the panelists' presentations, please visit the Impact100 Metro Denver!

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Eligible organizations must have an existing focus of 1) mental health, 2) early childhood development, 3) prisoner reintegration and/or 4) training & education geared toward self-sufficiency focused on women and girls OR disabled OR youth at risk. To read the request for proposals click on the title above.

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Denver's premier lifestyle magazine, 5280, recently featured an article on food waste that mentioned Denver Urban Gardens and Metro Caring's efforts to help decrease waste in our community.  Denver Urban Gardens is part of Fresh Food Connect, our 2016 Impact100 Metro Denver grant recipient and Metro Caring's CEO, Lynne Butler, is a member of our chapter.  For full article, click on above title.

Included are the four areas of focus chosen for the 2016-17 Grant Season; an update from Fresh Food Connect, our inaugural grantee; upcoming events; a volunteer opportunity and more!

WE DID IT!!! Impact100 Metro Denver Members Celebrate an Amazing Year!
Inaugural Awards Luncheon: Members Vote to Provide Fresh Food Connect with $100,000
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Impact100 Metro Denver Announces its First $100,000 Grantee

Fresh Food Connect receives the inaugural award!

Over 120 members and community supporters gathered at the Wellshire Event Center on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 to hear presentations from the nonprofit finalists who were selected through a rigorous grant review process to present on their organization and proposal to use $100,000 to create transformative change in the community.

Fresh Food Connect, a local nonprofit collaborative comprised of Groundwork Denver, Denver Urban Gardens and Denver Food Rescue, uses technology to increase the availability of affordable produce to low-income families, increases jobs for youth and decreases food waste. They were selected by members who voted on site and to members who had submitted votes by proxy.

Fresh Food Connect will use the funds to invest in technology improvements and food delivery infrastructure, allowing the organizations to expand the project, reach more gardeners and redistribute more food in metro Denver neighborhoods.

Co-founder, Cathy Murphy, remarked, "We are very happy and proud to be part of this community of women willing to donate $1,000 each along with time and talent, to bring us to this point - the award of Impact100 Metro Denver's first $100,000 grant."

“We are truly honored to have been selected for the first Impact100 Metro Denver grant. These funds give Fresh Food Connect the opportunity to take our program to a whole new level to ensure that everyone in Denver has access to fresh, affordable food, said Wendy Hawthorne, Executive Director of Groundwork Denver.

Impact100 Metro Denver awarded the two other finalists, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners and Scholars Unlimited with $3,500 each to support their important work in the community.

Impact100 Metro Denver will now focus on membership renewal and new member recruitment in order to continue and grow the grant program. The next award cycle will begin with members' selection of grant focus areas and the subsequent distribution of the 2017 grant guidelines to area nonprofits.

Coming Soon! Our First $100k Grant to a Local Charity!

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We were thrilled to see The Denver Foundation announce Impact100 Metro Denver recently in their Summer edition of 'Noteworthy' !

The Impact100 Greater Indianapolis chapter will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary - and the awarding of $1.6 million in high-impact grants over the past decade!

This New York Times featured this article on the impact of women’s giving circles, similar to Impact100's. The article states that such giving circles are on the rise, and quotes Debra J. Mesch, a director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University School of Philanthropy, as saying, “It’s a way that women are becoming more strategic in their generosity and making the biggest impact on groups and causes they care about.”

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