December 7, 2022


chfa donates over $1 million to 73 nonprofits with third round of 2022 direct effect awards

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is proud to announce its Round Three 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 $1,063,285 to 73 nonprofits through its Direct Effect program in Round Three, which received 110 applications. The average grant awarded in Round Three is $14,566 and the maximum grant award amount is $30,000.

In culmination of this year’s three award rounds, CHFA has donated more than $2.2 million in Direct Effect Awards, supporting a total of 161 Colorado nonprofits. The 2023 Direct Effect application deadlines will be announced in early 2023.

Round Three 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 Precious Child $10,000
A Way Out, Inc. $10,000
Archway Housing and Services $10,000
Bayaud Enterprises $30,000
Boulder County AIDS Project $15,000
Boulder Food Rescue $15,000
Boulder Housing Partners Foundation $15,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless $10,000
Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County $20,000
Broomfield FISH Food Bank and Family Resource Center $15,000
Brothers Redevelopment $30,000
Chaffee Housing Trust $15,000
Child and Migrant Services $15,000
City of Gunnison, Gunnison Senior Center $10,000
Colorado Homeownership Coalition $20,000
Colorado Poverty Law Project $20,000
Community Health Initiatives $15,000
Dancing Spirit $7,500
Denver Scholarship Foundation $10,000
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center $10,000
Doors 2 Success $20,000
Dove's Nest $7,000
Eagle Valley Community Foundation $10,000
Eaton Senior Communities Foundation $5,321
Energy Outreach Colorado $20,000
EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum $10,000
Extreme Community Makeover $10,000
First Southwest Community Fund $25,000
FoCo Café $7,500
Forge Evolution $10,000
Garfield County School District 16 School-Based Family Resource Center     $10,000
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach $15,000
GRID Alternatives Colorado, Inc. $15,000
Growing Gardens of Boulder County $10,000
Growing Home $15,000
Habitat for Humanity of Teller County $10,000
Haven House $20,000
Home Builders Foundation $7,500
HomeAid Colorado $10,000
Homeward Alliance $15,000
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley $15,000
Integrated Community $30,000
La Puente Home $17,000
Life Inter-Faith Team on Unemployment and Poverty $10,000
Make a Chess Move $10,000
Medicine Horse Center $15,000
Mercy Housing Mountain Plains $10,000
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative $15,000
Mountain Family Center $15,000
Movement 5280 $10,000
Open Heart Advocates $25,000
Partners in Housing $30,000
Pueblo Rescue Mission $20,000
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver $15,000
Recovery Resources $20,000
Rural Homes $20,000
School Community Youth Collaborative $20,000
Senior Housing Options $8,964
Sims-Fayola Foundation $10,000
Steamboat Reading $10,000
Sunshine Home Share Colorado $10,000
The Gathering Place-A Refuge for Rebuilding Lives $25,000
The Inn Between of Longmont $15,000
The Matthews House $15,000
The Reciprocity Collective $15,000
The Rock Found $10,000
Tri-Lakes Cares $15,000
United Way of Weld County $15,000
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments $10,000
Vail Valley Charitable Fund $10,000
Valley Food Partnership $7,500
We Don't Waste $15,000
Westside CARES $20,000

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.

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