The Children's Musuem of Cheyenne is working to build a WOW experience to be a catalyst in their community that encourages exploration, creativity, and excitement about learning. Once the museum is built it will be a STEAM focused space for families with hands on experiences that inspire children to learn through play. Blue Foundation was present at their groundbreaking celebration as the new building plans get under way.
Inspiring youth building community. Give Next is a school-based youth grantmaking program for middle and high school students in Larimer Country. Through the program, local businesses, foundations, and individuals become classroom donors by providing each participating school with $5,000 to award to nonprofits in Larimer County, Colorado. With the financial support of these generous donors, students design and manage their own grantmaking programs.
As the only equine rescue in southeastern Wyoming, Casa Ventosa Rescue offers sanctuary care for permanent and adoptable horses. They are educating the community on the cost over the lifetime of an animal, and doing right by it when it can no longer be used as a ranch hand, or for sport, and needs to just be loved.
Established in 2008, Homeward Alliance based in Colorado empowers individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward and thrive. Offering programs from Peer Navigation to Bike Repair and Critical Supplies Distribution this organization serves many facets of their community to allow people to rebuild and thrive.
My Front Door provides real housing solutions for Wyoming. Once accepted to My Front Door, participants attend courses designed to understand finances and the homebuying process so they can begin to build their wealth in a sustainable, accessible manner. This organization is breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County serves 18 locations to assist children all year long. This $10,000 grant will help them train staff and add a new Youth Financial Literacy program to the Harmony Cottages location.
Junior Achievement continues to partner with Blue Foundation to actively bring financial education courses and fun learning activities to school children of all ages. For these efforts and partnership activities they have been granted $20,000 to continue serving Colorado and Wyoming schools in the coming year!
Blue Foundation matched donations from our community to support victims of the devastating Marshall Fires that swept through Colorado at the beginning of the year. Together with many generous donors and Blue Federal Credit Union we were able to present Boulder Community Foundation with $63,224.20 to care for our neighbors who were directly impacted by this fire.
Ongoing 2021 Support
Book Trust continues to make a difference for young readers by delivering 2-3 books each month to each student in their program across 4 counties in Colorado. This equals over 10,593 students!