The Host Committee looks forward to welcoming the Council on Foundations to Colorado in April. As philanthropy seeks to have a greater impact worldwide and share best and promising practices, the Host Committee is creating a number of site sessions featuring the Best in the American West in philanthropic practices.
Change, Justice, Innovation — all will be incorporated
into our site sessions along with an opportunity to serve!
Social Change at the Grassroots: Where Funder Goals Meet Resident Action
Hear first-hand how resident leaders are igniting civic engagement and view the tangible evidence of their powerful funder/community collaborations.
Early Childhood Takes Center Stage
Visit the historic Clayton Campus east of downtown Denver and meet with representatives and funders of the groundbreaking programs.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Children
Health and education funders in Denver are at the forefront of the growing synergy among school-based health services, physical activity promotion, nutrition education, and healthy meal provision.
Integrated Health Care at Denver Health
Learn how Colorado’s primary “safety net” institution has been able to effectively provide more than $2.1 billion in care for the uninsured over
the last 10 years—all while remaining financially solvent.
Lessons from Boomers Leading Change
Boomers Leading Change has much to teach our society about harnessing the philanthropic and civic energies of this crucial segment of our population.
Denver Transit-Oriented Development Tour
Denver’s plan is to incorporate transit stops with affordable homes and sustainable communities. Tour participants ride the light rail system, visit planned transit stops, and get a glimpse of the future.
Denver “Road Home” Plan to End Homelessness
Denver’s 10-year Road Home plan to end homelessness is now in its fifth year of measurable results in reducing both overall and chronic homelessness with the help of all sectors, including 30 foundations.
Living Cities Block Models Ultra Energy Efficiency
Visit Colorado’s Alliance Center, a LEED-certified warehouse complex that has been renovated to house 30 nonprofits and serve as a hub for the new Living Cities Block initiative.
Our Surplus, Their Survival: Project C.U.R.E. Provisions for Global Health
Haiti brought home the moral imperative for responsive medical relief services. Participants tour PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) and engage in a volunteer opportunity.
International Meets Domestic: The Realities, Delights, and Challenges of Immigrant Integration
At this site visit to the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, participants hear about a number of successful immigrant integration and refugee support strategies.
Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days and Rural Outreach
Learn why this 20-year effort was recognized by the Council on Foundations as a national model for rural development—building collaborations among the private and public sectors
Scientific, Cultural and Facilities District: A Unique Arts Funding Model
Anyone interested in supporting the arts will be riveted by the mechanics of the Scientific, Cultural and Facilities District, a unique regional mechanism for funding arts organizations of all sizes.
POST-CONFERENCE SITE SESSION
Partnering with Philanthropy to Chart New Paths to Justice and Lasting Change.
April 27, 2 p.m. to April 28, 8 p.m.
Registration required; $175 to attend. Register online at www.nativephilanthropy.org/. For more information, you may contact Native Americans in Philanthropy via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone,612-724-8798.
Overnight in Southeast Colorado and discover the area’s history of forced relocation, its everchanging demographics, and its cross-cultural appreciation.
Visit the campus of Otero Junior College and its Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta;
Granada War Relocation Center, the only
Japanese-American World War II internment camp not built on tribal land; and Sand Creek, 30 miles from the relocation center and site of
the Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most violent conflicts between government militia and Native Americans on record. Examine philanthropy’s potential to assist these and other rural communities in America.