Charities and Causes
Below you will find several of the charities that we attempt to support as often as possible, both via personal support, and by, when feasible, through auctions of our work or by carving out profit from the sale of certain items. We hope that by raising awareness that these organizations can benefit and continue to thrive.
Thanks for having a look, and if you have a few extra bucks laying around perhaps consider donating to one of these organizations.
Protect Our Winters
In 2007, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones saw that more and more resorts he’d always counted on for good riding were closed due to lack of snow. Something was clearly going on, and he felt the need to act. But he couldn’t find any organizations focused on mobilizing the snowsports community on climate—there was a gap between the impacts that climate change was already having on our great escapes, and organized action to address it.
So Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters.
Grow Local Colorado
Grow Local Colorado has been growing in our community since 2009. We started out with one garden in Denver's Civic Center Park and five volunteers. We now grow in over a dozen locations and have over 400 volunteers dedicating 1,200 hours every season. Over the past eleven years our gardens have provided more than 25,000 pounds of local, organic, fresh produce to more than a dozen organizations serving those with limited access to healthy food. Our mission is to promote sustainability, food equity and local community. In 2020 we took on additional garden sites to meet the growing demand for produce at food pantries and shelters because of COVID-19's impact on the economy.
Denver Dumb Friends League
We feature cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets for adoption at our Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver and our Buddy Center in Castle Rock. The best way to choose a pet is to visit one of these shelters where you’ll work with an adoption counselor to find a pet that matches your preferences and lifestyle. We receive an average of 58 homeless pets each day, so there is sure to be one waiting just for you!
National Harm Reduction Coalition
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.
National Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the wellbeing and dignity of people and communities affected by drug use. Our efforts advance harm reduction policies, practices, and programs that address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, substance use, and incarceration. Recognizing that social inequality and injustice magnify drug related harm and limit the voice of our most vulnerable communities, we work to uphold every individual’s right to health and their competence to participate in the public policy dialogue.
Americans for the Arts Action Fund (Arts Action Fund) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts. We are the only national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of our time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. Our mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join us in advocating for the arts and arts education around the country.
As a national leader in arts advocacy, we are committed to:
Stand up for every child's right to a comprehensive arts education
Promote public policies that provide individuals and families affordable access to all forms of the arts
Rally national support for the arts
Build political influence to ensure bipartisan support for the arts
Secure pandemic economic relief assistance for artists and arts organizations
Together, we can stand up for the arts in America. Join the movement for today!