For the past three decades, Denver Active 20-30 has been changing the trajectories of children in Colorado through financial grants to organizations that directly support at-risk, disadvantaged children in our community. But, that’s not all. We also go deeper with a few select charities providing business and other supporting activities to help those organizations grow and thrive. Our membership’s comprised of young, talented professionals that bring experience and fresh ideas to the table. Receiving support from Denver Active 20-30 is not easy, but worth it. If you’re interested, we invite you to apply for funding below. We accept applications May 15 – July 31st every year.
At Denver Active 20-30, we’ve developed a strategic grant giving strategy that’s aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty among children during their formative years. Obviously, there are many charities doing amazing work in our community. But, we choose to partner with those that have the greatest impact on four areas of a child’s life: Education, Health & Wellbeing, Child Advocacy, and Personal Enrichment.
There’s a growing gap in the quality of education that’s available to children due to socioeconomic, disability, and other situations. At Denver Active 20-30, we support organizations that help students prepare for each step in their educational journey and eventually find gainful employment in our community.
- Higher graduation rates
- College/high-school readiness
- Job placement
Health & Well-Being
Physical and mental health affects children across all backgrounds and levels of socioeconomic status. As such, Denver Active 20-30 supports organizations that eliminate socioeconomic barriers from access to quality healthcare while promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
- Improved health outcomes
- Access to care, support or treatment
- Post-treatment return to normal life
- Adaptation to long-term health effects
Children are often the victims of neglect or abuse and don’t have the ability to advocate for themselves. Denver Active 20-30 supports organizations that provide a safe haven for children in crisis situations, provide guidance, and advocate for those children over the long-term.
- Separation from harmful / threatening situations
- Immediate safety and security
- Successful case-management
- Long-term advocacy
We believe that our perspectives of the world shape our actions. Children that lack basic needs and / or don’t have the opportunity to engage in formative activities are less likely to reach their full potential. At Denver Active 20-30, we support organizations that provide mentorship, adventure, and team-building experiences that broaden a child’s horizons and expand their perception of the world.
- Individual confidence building
- Increased self-esteem
- High-quality team-building experiences
- Sense of adventure and accomplishment