This Year’s Grant Recipients

Recap of the 2019/2020 Community Grant Cycle

The Golden Civic Foundation (the Foundation) is proud to announce the distribution of $85,825 in funds in the first quarter of 2020 to Golden non-profit organizations and schools via the Foundation’s annual Community Grant Program. Funds for the grants were raised at the Foundation’s 44th annual Gala & Auction that took place in October 2019. The Giddy Up Gala, was attended by 525 guests and received significant community support in terms of attendance, paid and in-kind sponsorship and donations via silent and live auctions and a “paddle raise” benefitting the Grant Program.

According to Sandra Llanes, President of the Foundation, “The Golden Civic Foundation is proud to have a long and impactful history of supporting our local Golden non-profits and schools and serving as a catalyst for many important community projects that might not happen otherwise. Now more than ever, amidst the challenging climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we see our role of investing in Golden’s economic and cultural vitality as essential to achieving a lasting and positive impact for Golden residents.”

Since 1970, the Golden Civic Foundation has invested more than $6.4 million via the Community Grant Program for the betterment of the Golden community. The following are a few highlights of the 2019/2020 Community Grant cycle:

  • Community Grant Program: Thirty-one Golden nonprofits, including cultural, social service, clubs, schools and civic organizations, received more than $85,000 in grant funds that will have a positive impact on the Golden community. Here is a detailed list of these organizations. Each one of these recipients have shown a need and proven their money will help support “What’s Good for Golden.” 
  • Special Community Grants: The Foundation supported larger projects and events in 2019 including being the main underwriter for the community’s Olde Golden Christmas festivities, funding the Golden Backpack Program’s strategic planning initiative, and also supporting the Rotary Club of Golden’s mental health initiative.
  • The Foundation is also honored to continue annual financial support to the Christian Action Guild, a nondenominational nonprofit food bank and thrift store, run solely by volunteers, which serves as a resource for the Golden community.

“The Golden Civic Foundation would like to thank sponsors, donors, volunteers, Board members and supporters that make the Foundation’s Community Grant Program possible,” said Heather Schneider, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “In addition to this year’s investment, we’re also excited to announce that the $76,000 in proceeds raised during our 2018 Gala ‘paddle raise’ has been combined with Jeffco Bond monies to support the Golden High School Community Track Renovation Project. Construction work at the school began in May 2020 and is expected to be completed just in time for the 2020-21 school year!”


    We are so thankful for the Golden Civic Foundation and your support of the Neighborhood Rehab Project and the Be a Tool Campaign. You have truly impacted our ability to serve Golden homeowners in addressing their warm, dry, safe household needs that they would not otherwise be able to address.

    Dan Thoemke

    Executive Director, Neighborhood Rehab Program