Community Resilience Grants

We support the development of projects to build resources and relationships that address the needs of residents impacted by family emergencies or community-wide disasters in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Foothills United Way wants to help create a more resilient community, one that is able to withstand and recover from any type of community setback. Click here for Grant Guidelines.

Check back in May 2018 for Cycle 3 Grants!

Cycle 2 grants:

CircleTalk – Increasing Engagement and Decreasing Social Isolation for Older Adults

This initiative will train facilitators in and provide CircleTalk – a program for vulnerable and at-risk older adults to enjoy a sense of belonging, develop a feeling of community, experience meaningful engagement and connection and feel less isolated – in the Boulder and Broomfield communities. (Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Inc).

Getting Ahead for Spanish Speakers 

This initiative offers a Getting Ahead class for Spanish-speakers in our community, with additional emphasis on Financial Skills and being a Smart Consumer (OUR Center).

Lyons Prepared 

This initiative is a citizen partnership with a mission to support emergency preparedness. It seeks to enhance communication in neighborhoods in preparation for any emergency event (Town of Lyons, Lyons Fire Protection District).

Nederland Restorative Practices Initiative

This initiative will build bonding and bridging capital by supporting strong adult/student and student/student relationships in grades K-12 (TEENS, Inc., Boulder Valley School District, Nederland Elementary School, Nederland Middle-Senior High School).

Cycle 1 grants:

Connecting by Communicating – AirLink Amateur Radio Group/Jamestown BoCo Strong Resiliency Group

Strengthen and enhance the essential ham radio communication network for mountain communities, ensuring that vulnerable residents remain connected and get the assistance they need during times of crisis and disaster.

Family Leadership Training Institute at OUR Center – Outreach United Resource Center, Inc. (OUR Center)

Provide leadership skills training in vulnerable communities to empower individuals and families to drive positive change while serving in meaningful leadership roles.

Mountain Resource Liaison Outreach to Vulnerable Populations – Emergency Family Assistance Association/Mountain Human Services Collaborative

Connect vulnerable residents of Boulder County mountain communities with services supporting basic needs. Building strong connections between vulnerable residents and agencies serving the community is a critical component in building lasting resilience in these communities.

Building Social and Emotional Resilience Through Conscious Discipline – Escuela Bilingue Pioneer Elementary School

Equip teachers, students and their families with the skills and strategies to help them respond to emotional challenges both at school and at home.

CTK Job-Readiness Training Materials – Bridge House

Develop training materials for a job-readiness program which will transition formerly homeless individuals into the workforce and on to sustainable career paths.

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