Enhancing the quality of life for people in Lakewood

Give Where You Live!

Help make our community stronger by supporting nonprofits that serve Lakewood residents. Select an organization from the list of 2019 Lakewood Community Grant Program applicants.

Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Colorado State University Extension Jefferson County/Jeffco Outdoors Foundation
CSU Extension, Jefferson County provides research-based information and innovative services that aid in developing youth, further the local production and consumption of healthy foods, and enhance plant life and natural resources.

Jeffco Eats/Harvest Mountain Ministries
The mission of Jeffco Eats is to reduce the number of children experiencing hunger in Jefferson County, Colorado and to increase their nutritional intake through healthy, quality foods.

Sprout City Farms
Sprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage and strengthen communities, drive neighborhoods to be more resilient, and root farmers in the city.

Arts, Culture and Humanities

40 West Arts, Inc.
The 40 West Arts mission is to enrich the community and enhance the creative, cultural, and economic vitality of Lakewood’s historic West Colfax corridor by creating community arts spaces and community arts events and by supporting creative enterprises, experiences, and activities in the district.

Lakewood Symphony Orchestra
Our mission is to present the highest quality orchestral performances to the greater Lakewood community.

Crime, Legal Related

CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties’ mission is to provide
trained volunteers to advocate in court for the safety and wellbeing of abused and neglected children.

Intervention, Inc.
Intervention is a Colorado based non-profit organization that provides court mandated supervision services to offenders on probation or within our community corrections facilities. We operate two community corrections facilities in the City of Lakewood and have offices across the state in seven jurisdictions.


With the vision of financial security for all, mpowered’s mission is to empower people to transform their financial futures.


Originateve Holistic Learning
Originateve is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, more specifically: to create models and practices of sustainability and regeneration in Education, Ecology, Community, and Culture. To ensure the livelihood of future generations, Originateve assists in developing and recovering systems of education and methodologies that embrace regenerative living, indigenous wisdom and lifestyles that promote the well-being and diversity of cultures and communities in relation to nature on a global scale. Through holistic, interdisciplinary approaches that blend art, academics and social/emotional wellness with horticulture and environmental stewardship, Originateve uses evidence based systems to leverage advancement toward equity among students and community members.

Health Care

St. Anthony Health Foundation/Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation
St. Anthony Health Foundation supports the life-changing programs and services of St. Anthony Hospital. We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. We believe giving is part of healing, and the value of philanthropy is not just in dollars raised, but also in the emotional investment people make with us when we help connect them to our mission.

Housing and Shelter

Brothers Redevelopment
Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents.

Human Services

The Action Center
The mission of The Action Center is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to provide pathways to self-sufficiency.

Eaton Senior Communities Foundation
To provide affordable housing in a service-rich environment that enables all to live to their fullest potential.

Family Tree
The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness to become safe, strong, and self-reliant.

Hands of the Carpenter
Hands of The Carpenter serves single women in need by providing automobile placement, repair, and maintenance to assist in their efforts to become and remain economically self-sufficient.

Ralston House
Ralston House’s mission is to stop the abuse and start the healing. Ralston House Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement, human services, and the community to provide a safe place to investigate child abuse and ensure victim services for children who have been physically or sexually abused or who have witnessed violence. Ralston House also provides education and outreach to help prevent child abuse.

Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Second Wind Fund, Inc.
Second Wind Fund provides life-saving services in 30 counties across Colorado, including Jefferson County and the City of Lakewood.

Youth Development

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver – Jeffco Club
Our mission is to inspire and empower every Club member to reach their greatest potential.

Kiwanis Club of Lakewood
The Kiwanis Club of Lakewood supports children of all ages through a variety of volunteer projects and financial sponsorship within the community of Lakewood and beyond. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all children by providing social relationships to children in school, by promoting the growth of children’s programs within the community, by inspiring others to join our mission, and by financially supporting programs and individuals who are improving the health, education, and the quality of life of the children in our community.

Outdoor Lab Foundation
The mission of the Outdoor Lab Foundation is to support, sustain and advocate for the Outdoor Lab Schools of Jefferson County.