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Save the Restaurants! – How Boulders Own Bobby Stuckey is Helping Independent Restaurants Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13th, 2021

Over the past year, we have interviewed community members, business owners, and Boulderites who have come together during these challenging times to support each other and the businesses that make Boulder special. This story wouldn’t be complete without highlighting one of the leaders in the Boulder Restaurant industry who has spearheaded efforts to protect independent restaurants both here in Colorado and across the nation. Bobby Stuckey, co–founder, managing partner, and Master Sommelier of Frasca Hospitality Group, and co-founder of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, is a household name... Read More

Bringing the Boulder Community Together | Meet Nancy Chin-Wagner, Boulders Networking Magnet

March 24th, 2021

Nancy Chin-Wagner, a well-known Boulder community member and dedicated networker, joins us this month for our highlight of women leaders across Boulder. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Nancy is one of 8 siblings, however, she was the first to be born in America. Growing up in The Bronx, she didn’t meet her 5 older siblings until she was almost 9. She went on to be the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to earn a master’s degree.... Read More

Creating Community with Chrysti Britt of Cultivate

February 7th, 2021

Chrysti Britt, one of the honorees of this year’s Women Who Light the Community award in Boulder, is the executive director of Cultivate, a non-profit organization that helps communities such as Boulder connect to seniors in need. Chrysti has a background in civil services and human services, having worked in emergency medical services in a jail and fundraising for Metro State University before she joined Cultivate. Chrysti felt compelled to join Cultivate after watching her own mother care for her aging grandfather. Having been raised in a biracial household with a Korean mother, Chrysti... Read More

Getting Out of Your STUCK Place! – Meet Barbara from Boulder-Area Based Positively-Funded

October 29th, 2020

Introducing Barbara, Owner and Founder of Positively-Funded, a full-scale business development company helping both for-profit and non-profit companies ‘get out of the STUCK place!’ Barbara has built a career of success through staying true to her ethos of “finding the right puzzle pieces to put together and make the world a better place.” Her work has spanned from local projects in Colorado, to national and international projects – creating truly winning partnerships. Barbara brings an exceptional level of passion and work-ethic to the table when she takes on new clients. This is clear... Read More

What Boulder is All About: Nothing Bundt Cakes Spreading Joy in Time of Need

August 7th, 2020

Amy Long is no stranger to adversary – actually her life has been overcoming one challenge after another to be in the place she is today, a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and Boulder community member. Amy developed her resilience and work ethic from her parents, who owned and operated the popular local restaurant Tsing Tao Asian Cuisine in the south part of Boulder for 22 years. Growing up in the restaurant and hospitality industry was a ‘school of hard knocks,’ where she developed the skills and knowledge for building businesses from the ground up. After years of building small... Read More

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

The OUR Center of Longmont

September 23rd, 2016

The OUR Center, one of Boulder County’s leading providers of services to people in need, recently opened a new program services and administration center at 220 Collyer Street, Longmont. The center was made possible by a intensive multi-year community-driven $4.7m capital campaign that is 95% complete. The new facility is intended to meet the projected needs of the community for the next 25 years. The new center was recently celebrated with two open houses that together attracted over 500 people. The first open house, which was by invitation only, took place on Thursday, September 14. The... 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

Hispanic Education Foundation – Providing Educational Opportunity

September 3rd, 2016

The Hispanic Education Foundation (HEF) is an educational non-profit organization with a single mission: To provide scholarships to completing graduates of the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) in Boulder County who plan on attending an accredited institution for post-secondary education. The institutions may include a two- or four-year college or a vocational school. The Foundation was created in 1989. In the intervening years a total of 530 scholarships have been awarded, including 84 between 2014 and 2016. The total value of scholarships awarded is more than $400,000. The scholarships... 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

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County: community catalyst

August 12th, 2016

For 25 years, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has been a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs – fires, floods and more – and anticipating future challenges. As a collaborator and a convener, the foundation inspires ideas, ignites action and mobilizes resources to improve the quality of life for everyone in Boulder County. Grantmaking Since its founding in 1991, The Community Foundation has granted more than $68.9 million to nonprofits – in Boulder County and beyond – focused on animals and the environment, arts and culture, basic needs, children and youth, civic... Read More

Intercambio Uniting Communities in Boulder County

August 2nd, 2016

Intercambio Uniting Communities is a Boulder County based nonprofit dedicated to improving immigrant lives through English education, and uniting communities across cultures. We train local volunteers to teach English to adult immigrants, with a focus on community building and teaching relevant life skills for success in the US.  Intercambio also hosts monthly community events that bring our diverse community together. This year, Intercambio celebrates 15 years of service in the community having served over 10,000 adult learners. Intercambio students come from all over the world, but now call... Read More

The Inn Between

July 9th, 2016
The Inn Between of Longmont

In Colorado it costs an average of over $43,000 per homeless person to be sheltered. At The Inn Between of Longmont it only costs $2,717 per individual to be housed and provided a pathway out of homelessness. The Inn Between of Longmont is a supportive housing program that provides 72 units of supportive housing, case management and life-skills training to enhance the quality of life for homeless families and individuals. Over the past several months we have tried to help others understand who we serve. The Inn defines homelessness in our community using the terms chronically homeless, episodic... Read More