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April 25, 2022


chfa donates $440,500 to 34 nonprofits with first round of 2022 direct effect awards

Direct Effect image of hand drawing graphic images together with lines(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is proud to announce its Round One 2022 Direct Effect Award recipients. CHFA’s Direct Effect Awards recognize Colorado nonprofit organizations whose missions align with CHFA’s work to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. The Direct Effect Awards are an integral part of CHFA’s community investment and serve as a reminder that immediate funding of community-based needs can make a direct and positive impact.

CHFA is donating $440,500 to 34 nonprofits through its Direct Effect program in round one, which received more than 40 applications. The average grant award amount is $12,956 and the maximum grant award amount is $25,000.

“Nonprofits are on the front lines of tackling Coloradans’ housing and economic priorities. These local champions are uniquely qualified to engage, understand, and meet the varied needs in the communities they serve. CHFA’s Direct Effect Awards were created in the spirit of knowing that sometimes the most impactful work we can do as an organization is to further the capacity of those who are already building the path forward,” said Jerilynn Francis, CHFA community relations director.

Award recipients are listed below. Learn more about each organization and how Direct Effect will support its work by visiting this page on CHFA’s website.
Aspire 3D $20,000
CASA of Pueblo $15,000
Central Mountain Small Business Development Center $10,000
Cloud City Conservation Center $10,000
Colorado Futuretek Inc. $7,500
Community Hospital $20,000
Conejos County Housing Authority $20,000
Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce $25,000
Ekar Farm $5,000
Energy Resource Center $20,000
Foothills Regional Housing $8,000
Friends of DHA $7,500
Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc $20,000
Habitat for Humanity of Grand County $15,000
Housing Catalyst $5,000
Housing Resources of Western Colorado $5,000
Ithaka $10,000
JUST Living Recovery $15,000
KV Estates HOA $5,000
Little Mavericks Learning Center $10,000
Manna - The Durango Soup Kitchen $25,000
NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence $15,000
Presbyterian Manor $20,000
San Luis Valley Great Outdoors $5,000
San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition $20,000
Silver Key Senior Services $15,000
Status Code 4, Inc. $7,500
The GrowHaus $15,000
The Rowdy Foundation $5,000
Tu Casa, Inc. $10,000
UpRoot Colorado $15,000
We Fortify $10,000
West End Economic Development Corporation $15,000
Yampa Valley Housing Authority $10,000

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