COVID-19 Crisis


August 26, 2020

As of late August, the Golden Civic Foundation released additional funds from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to:

  • The Christian Action Guild to them to help them to continue to stock their food pantry shelves, deliver food to their most vulnerable clients, and to assist with rent and utilities.
  • Fund a grant that allowed the Colorado School of Mines Foundation to work with Golden-based Golden Moon Distillery to purchase and distribute personal bottles of hand sanitizer to all students returning for the 2020-21 school year.
  • Shelton Elementary School to help them fund the work of their Family Engagement Liaison for the 2020-21 school year. The FEL plays a critical role at Shelton in terms of providing families with social support. Shelton leadership expects that the position will have increased demands this year in terms of helping families with stabilization and recovery support due to the COVID-19 crisis.

June 18, 2020

The Golden Civic Foundation has partnered with the City of Golden to provide matching grant funding to the Golden Schools Foundation to support COVID-19-related mental health challenges impacting all of Golden’s schools. Funds will be used to support a “Trauma Informed Instruction” program to address the adverse effects that COVID-19 has had on our Golden students’ social and emotional well-being. The program will educate school faculty members with a foundational understanding of the potential impacts of traumatic experiences, as well as tools to help support students who might be experiencing anxiety, isolation, and stress related to the COVID-19 impact and the past, and possibly on-going, Crisis Learning/Remote Learning situation.

May 6, 2020

As of early May, the Golden Civic Foundation has released funds from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund:

  • BGoldN: Partnership effort to feed current and future Golden residents who are food insecure during this season of life. This program supports the local Golden community through the COVID-19 crisis while stimulating the local economy with our local restaurant partners.
  • The Salvation Army Golden Service Extension Unit (SEU): Grant funds provide immediate assistance with rent or mortgage payments for Golden residents (with 80401 and 80403 zip codes living within the City limits) who are experiencing housing instability resulting from the impact of COVID-19. We have launched a matching grant campaign with Golden United for this effort.
  • Hands of the Carpenter: Operating as an “essential” organization during this time of crisis, this organization provides automotive services to a disadvantaged population – single women in need to keep on the road towards self-sufficiency. The funding supports their ability to provide services in light of the pandemic and the resulting financial crisis. Hands’ conducts vehicle repairs, placement of donated cars, on-going maintenance for up to two years, and interwoven car care education.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Drive: The Golden Civic Foundation partnered with the Golden Moon Distillery to purchase and distribute hand sanitizer to essential organizations and businesses. Additionally, we partnered with the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum to produce and distribute over 700 masks to:
    • Golden’s Critical Needs Nonprofit Organizations including the Golden Backpack Program, The Foodbank of the Rockies, Calvary Church Food Shelf, Christian Action Guild, Neighborhood Rehab Project, and BGoldN Food Program.
    • Assisted Living Facilities including Lewis Court, Canyon Gate, Accel Acute Care & Rehab, and Golden Pond.
    • City of Golden (public-facing staff that is keeping our City running and safe) including Fire Department, Police Department, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works.

We continue to seek out opportunities in which the Golden Civic Foundation can fill a gap in needs related to this pandemic.

April 16, 2020:

The Golden Civic Foundation is now accepting Grant Applications > For details and eligibility, please review details of our COVID-19 Community Response Grant Program.

April 9, 2020:

The Golden Civic Foundation announced an Emergency Relief Loan Program to businesses and nonprofits in response to local economic losses related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information on this program can be found on our Loan Program page.

April 2, 2020:

The Golden Civic Foundation is now offering a Small Business Resource page. > GO TO PAGE

March 24, 2020

Several local organizations and businesses have partnered to launch a new program today. BGoldN will provide 3 meals/day to locals who are affected by the current crisis. Several local restaurants have committed to providing meals at cost, which allows them to keep paying their staff. To learn more about the program, make a donation, volunteer your time or if you need meals yourself, visit

March 19, 2020:

The Golden Civic Foundation today announced the COVID-19 Community Response Fund (Fund) to provide relief to City of Golden community members that have been the most critically impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  > READ MORE

“As we look to mitigate the economic and very personal effects caused by this pandemic crisis, our intent with this Fund is to be nimble in order to quickly meet the greatest needs of the community as they unfold. With our proven, 50-year history, the Golden Civic Foundation has the infrastructure, relationships, and experience to convene community resources to provide immediate relief to our community and also address the longer-term community recovery efforts.”

Heather Schneider

Executive Director, Golden Civic Foundation