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Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley and The White Ribbon Campaign

December 10th, 2016

One of the most personally and communally harmful social problems facing the US, including Boulder County, is that of domestic abuse, also known as physical and sexual violence. It is a problem that annually affects millions of victims nation-wide. It is one that crosses all races, social and economic backgrounds, cultures, and relationship types. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior used by one partner in a relationship to establish and maintain power and control over the other person. This behavior can be exercised either emotionally or physically. SAFE SHELTER OF ST.... Read More

St. Vrain Community Council

November 23rd, 2016

As presented previously in the blog/article entitled “Giving in Boulder County”, a total of 2,007 non-profit organizations were operating in Boulder County in 2015. Of these, 75% had annual revenues of less than $100,000. Just over 6% had revenues of over $1 million. The broad range of their activities covered areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, research and advocacy. The large number of non-profits and the possible duplication of services that are being delivered in communities within Boulder County has long been a concern of non-profit administrators. In... Read More

Giving in Boulder County

September 16th, 2016

There were 2,007 non-profit organizations in Boulder County in 2015. Of these, 75% had annual revenues of less than $100,000. Just over 6% had revenues over $1 million These details, which are presented in the publication “Our Civic Participation & Giving” published by the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, is based on data from Guidestar and the Internal Revenue Service. The significance of these figures is that the majority of non-profits operating in Boulder County are generally small with quite specific organizational goals and a limited financial ability to deliver... Read More

The Selection Process for Featuring Non-Profits

August 29th, 2016

Since AboutBoulder.com began writing about specific non-profits in Boulder County, the question has been asked: What are the selection criteria for deciding which non-profits to highlight? The question is a complex one given the high number of non-profits operating in Boulder County. There is a clear distinction that can be made between non-profits not on community needs, but rather on organizational annual revenues. Non-profits based in Boulder County with annual revenues of less than $100,000 represent some seventy-five percent of the total number of 2,007 non-profits, while the remaining twenty-five... Read More

Thanksgiving Yoga: Happy Selves, Happy Cells

November 24th, 2015

The cells in our bodies regenerate at different rates; in our hips, the cells completely regenerate about every seven years. As emotional centers, our hips store a lot of information including feelings, emotions, experiences, and relationships. Seven years. That’s seven years of family meetings. Seven Thanksgivings. Seven years of table time with family or friends. Take that how you will. This could be exciting or concerning news. No matter what the past seven years’ worth of cells in your hips might tell you, you’re always regenerating cells, so you can start creating happy emotional centers... Read More

Every Day is Veterans Day

November 10th, 2015
veterans day parade

If you are a federal or bank employee, student or teacher, you’re among the lucky few who get a work holiday on November 11. If you are a veteran who doesn’t hold one of these positions, chances are you’ll be working. So if veterans don’t get the day off on Veterans Day, what is it for? Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? The ceasefire of World War I happened on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. To honor the veterans of this war and remember those we lost, November 11 (Armistice Day) became a national holiday in 1938, and in 1954 Veterans Day became... Read More

Serving Veterans Through Yoga

November 4th, 2015
veteran yoga

Along with petting dogs, hiking mountains, and teaching yoga, one of my favorite things in the whole world is working with veterans. My grandfathers, brother, and dad are all veterans ranging timelines and wars from WWII to Iraq/Afghanistan. While I took the black sheep route and became a yoga instructor instead of enlisting, my family and military roots are extremely important to me. Teaching yoga to veterans became a way to connect my two worlds and give back to the community that has selflessly given so much to all of us. In March 2013, I started a yoga program at the Boulder Veterans Center... Read More

Wildflower preschool: Tots for Tots, with the Help of Tots! — Boulder Gives

September 3rd, 2015

Children are freakin’ adorable (especially if they aren’t yours). A child with a toy ups the cuteness factor 200%. Child with a toy that is donating that toy, I think my heart is literally melting into a sappy love puddle. Child, with toy for donation, that is donating that toy to another child….you would have to be made of stone not to cry, vomit and then see the impending coming of world peace. Sound too good to be true? Wildflower Pre-School has made that vision of glory a reality. To get to the bottom of all this cuteness, I spoke with Amy Harmon, the Owner and Director... Read More

OMG, OMG, OMG! Puppies! Kittens! Doggie Dash 2015 is Coming Up Fast! — Boulder Gives

August 20th, 2015

Puppies! Kittens! Cute old man and lady dogs! Jumping, playing, eating treats, peeing on fire-hydrants, scratching yarn covered posts and licking all the faces. The Boulder Humane Society is a place for joy to take hold and a place where love first starts. To quote the famous poet Bob Merrill, “How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail. How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie’s for sale.” Yet, for all the ease of going to the Boulder Humane Society to adopt a new love muffin, there is equal parts maintenance to ensure these... Read More

Bitsbox: The Start-Up That Teaches Kids To Code

April 2nd, 2015

They say the best and most effective time to learn a language is when you are a child and your brain is still developing. With society continuing to value bilingual or multilingual people in academia and the workforce, the pressure to teach kids new languages is building as well. One language in particular is growing at a fast rate, especially in todays digital age—coding. As smartphones, computers and tablets become more advanced the need for computer programmers and coders grows too. So how do you get your kids involved in learning this digital language, especially if computers and coding... Read More

A Cause to Be Thankful For

November 27th, 2014

Two-year-old Arabesque Yoga, a non-profit operating under the Boulder Yoga Project, launched its #GivingTuesday campaign this week to raise awareness and funds for a cause many of us here in Boulder can get on board with: bringing yoga to children in need. Arabesque Yoga was one of a lucky few to be selected to participate in Indiegogo’s #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign. Like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages spending money, but instead of splurging on sale items it’s a day of giving to businesses and non-profits doing their best to make a difference in their community. The... Read More

Community Partner Spotlight: Boulder B-cycle!

November 21st, 2014

 Hello Everyone and Happy Friday! As we get closer to the holiday season and of course Thanksgiving, we thought it would be great to highlight one of our key community partners who is out in the community, rain or shine helping people get to work, school or home; Boulder B-cycle! I was excited to learn about Boulder B-cycle and the many opportunities they have to help provide a connected system for transportation methods and building awareness around the importance of this issue. Coming from a rural Arizona community, I never rode the bus except for when I was in public school and almost never... Read More

Boulder Giving, its about Community.

October 24th, 2014

  Philanthropy is such a hot topic these days, from Mark Zuckerberg’s major contribution to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to the #BoulderWin of GNIP and Twitter which will benefit all of Boulder County. But philanthropy is not just about monetary contributions, it’s about the time and effort that individuals put back into their community which makes everyone’s lives better. According to the North American Dictionary, philanthropy is described as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the donation of money to good causes. Honestly, I know... Read More