Ent Says YES to Helping Colorado Youth
43 Organizations Across State Receive Share of $200K
“Always, but especially now, supporting organizations that focus on empowering children is critical. After all, the youth in Colorado today are our future neighbors, friends, teammates and leaders,” said Mollie Bell, Ent Chief Development Officer.
Since it began in 2000, Ent YES grants of more than $1.44 million have helped 186 Colorado nonprofits serve children of all ages in crucial and life-changing ways. Among other support services, YES grants have helped organizations throughout the state provide shelter for children facing abuse, put food on table, foster education and literacy programs and much more.
“For more than 60 years, Ent has a legacy of giving back to the communities we serve. Now that we’re expanding throughout the Front Range, we want to mirror our geographic reach with our philanthropic reach by supporting our youth statewide,” Bell said.
This year’s winners are:
• HopeKids, Inc.
• Kids Mobility Network
• Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
• A Precious Child
• CASA of Adams & Broomfield
• Colorado Center for the Blind
• Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.
• Denver Dumb Friends League
• Harvest Mountain Ministries
• Havern Center, Inc.
• Jeffco Action Center, Inc.
• Jefferson Country Library Foundation
• Jovial Concepts
• Sweet Dream in a Bag, Inc.
• There With Care
• Youth Roots
• Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
• CASA of Pueblo
• County Kids 4-H
• Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado
• Pueblo Sane/Sart
• Rocky Mountain Boy Scouts of America
• Spark the Change
• Sweet Dream in a Bag, Inc.
Pikes Peak Area
• Assistance League of Colorado Springs
• Atlas Preparatory School
• Castle Rock Community Inter Church Task Force
• Children's Advocacy Center of the Pikes Peak Region Safe Passage
• Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers Inc.
• Community Partnership for Child Development
• Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
• Educating Children of Color
• GOAL Academy High School
• Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
• Kidpower of Colorado Inc.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI
• Partners in Housing
• Restore Innocence
• Special Kids Special Families
• The Place (Formerly Urban Peak)
• The Resource Exchange, Inc.
Founded in 1957, for the second consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. A different kind of financial institution, Ent is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and Ent Extras® Cash Rewards. With $6+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 370,000 members at more than 35 convenient service centers all along the Front Range. Businesses and people (who live, work, worship or attend school) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld counties may join the not-for-profit financial , community-chartered credit union. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA.