August 17, 2023


chfa donates $942,000 to 85 nonprofits in first round of 2023 direct effect awards

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is proud to announce its Round One 2023 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.

Eligible Direct Effect Award recipients include nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations including public housing authorities, cities, counties, and local municipalities. In Round One of 2023, CHFA is donating $942,060 to 85 recipients. The average grant awarded in Round One is $11,083 and the maximum grant award amount is $20,000.

Including this latest round of awards, CHFA has donated more than $4.6 million in Direct Effect Awards to more than 300 Colorado organizations since 2021. Applications for 2023’s second round of awards will open on September 1st, and more information is available at

Round One 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.

A Little Help $10,000
Achieve, Inc. $15,000
All Points Transit $15,000
Animas View Mobile Home Park Cooperative $10,000
Aurora Housing Authority $5,000
AYA Foundation $15,000
Baby Bear Hugs $5,000
BeyondHome $7,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County $10,000
CAFE Food Rescue $10,000
CASA of Pueblo $5,000
CASA of the Seventh Judicial District $5,000
Centennial Area Health Education Center $10,000
Center for Work Education and Employment $7,500
Centro Humanitario $10,000
ChildSafe Colorado $5,000
Conejos County Housing Authority $20,000
Crossroads Safehouse $5,000
The Delores Project $15,000
Dream Centers of Colorado Springs $15,000
Earthlinks, Inc. $20,000
Ekar Farm $10,000
The Empowerment Program $15,000
The Family Center/La Familia $ 10,000
Family Life Services $5,000
Family Promise of Colorado Springs $7,500
Groundwork Denver $15,000
The GrowHaus $15,000
Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County $7,500
Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County $10,000
Homeward Pikes Peak $15,000
Hope Communities $10,000
Housing Catalyst $5,000
Housing Resources of Western Colorado $7,500
Ithaka Housing $10,000
Jackson County Council on Aging $10,000
JUST Living Recovery $15,000
Kids At Their Best, Inc. $20,000
Lift Up of Routt County $10,000
Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County $15,000
Maiker Housing Partners $10,000
Mercy’s Gate $10,000
Metropolitan Diversity and Economic Equity $10,000
Mi Casa Resource Center $20,000
Mile High United Way $10,000
Minds Matter Colorado $10,560
Montbello Organizing Committee $10,000
My Father's House $7,500
Neighbor to Neighbor $10,000
NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence $20,000
Ogallala Commons, Inc. $15,000
Outreach Fort Collins $7,500
Peak Education $10,000
Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc. $5,000
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity $20,000
The PLACE $15,000
Prairie Family Center $5,000
Project Angel Heart $15,000
Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning              $20,000
Restoration Outreach Programs $10,000
Re:Vision $15,000
Rural Communities Resource Center $10,000
San Souci Cooperative $7,500
Sangre de Cristo Community Care $5,000
The Savings Collaborative $14,000
SECORCares $10,000
Silver Key Senior Services $10,000
Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative $20,000
Southwest Improvement Council $10,000
St. George Episcopal Mission $15,000
Sun Valley Youth Center $7,500
TGTHR $15,000
Thistle Community Housing $7,500
The Thrive Network $7,500
Urban Peak $10,000
Valley Housing Fund $10,000
Valley Settlement $7,500
The Village Institute $7,500
Vindeket Foods $15,000
Volunteers of America Colorado $15,000
Warren Village $20,000
We Fortify $10,000
Western Slope Veterans Coalition $5,000
Whiz Kids Tutoring $7,500
Women2Women $7,500

CHFA is not a state agency and does not receive any direct state or federal appropriations. CHFA is a self-sufficient, quasi-governmental organization serving Colorado. The Direct Effect Awards are funded by directing a portion of CHFA’s program investments and earnings to provide philanthropic support and strengthen the capacity of mission-aligned nonprofits throughout Colorado.

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