December 6, 2021


chfa donates $554,500 to 38 nonprofits with second round of 2021 direct effect awards

(DENVER) - Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is proud to announce its Round Two 2021 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 this effort and serve as a reminder that immediate funding of community-based needs can make a direct and positive impact.

CHFA is donating $554,500 to 38 nonprofits through its Direct Effect program in round two, which received more than 80 applications. The average donation amount is $14,592 and the maximum donation amount is $30,000.

With the completion of round two, the program has contributed a total of $1.4 million to 116 nonprofit organizations in 2021.

This round’s 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.

Aurora Interfaith Community Services, $10,000
BeyondHome, $15,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, $12,000
Center for Work Education and Employment, $15,000
Christlife Ministries, $10,000
Community Housing Partners, $7,500
The Delores Project, $25,000
The Denver VOICE, $7,500
Dream Centers, $15,000
EarthLinks Inc., $10,000
Good Food Collective, $20,000
Graduated Hope, Inc., $5,000
HomesFund, $5,000
Hope Communities, $10,000
In the Weeds, $15,000
Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Inc., $15,000
Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County, $10,000
Loveland Habitat for Humanity, $10,000
Maiker Housing Partners, $20,000
Mile High United Way Inc., $20,000
Minds Matter Colorado, $10,000
Montbello Organizing Committee, $10,000
Neighbor to Neighbor , $15,000
Oak Tree Resources, $10,000
The Pinon Project Family Resource Center, $5,000
The Place, $25,000
Project Hope of Gunnison Valley, $7,500
Project Worthmore, $30,000
Pueblo Corporate College, $10,000
Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, $25,000
Restoration Christian Ministries, $10,000
Southeast Health Group, $20,000
Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center, $10,000
Tall Tales Ranch, $20,000
TGTHR, $20,000
Urban Peak, $25,000
The Village Institute, $25,000
Youth Employment Academy, $20,000

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