The Denver Post Community Foundation
Pedal The Plains is proud to give back to organizations across Colorado in an effort to make a difference in the lives of our residents.
The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community by raising and distributing funds to metro-area and Colorado nonprofit agencies serving the areas of arts, youth, education and human services.
In addition to event proceeds going to The Denver Post Community Foundation, two non-profits that serve the Eastern Plains have been selected to each receive a $6,000 grant. They will help by providing volunteers and educational offerings throughout the event.
The two partnering non-profits receiving the $6,000 grants are:
Colorado FFA Foundation
Integrated into the curriculum of over 100 high schools in Colorado, the Colorado FFA Foundation is the premier co-curricular leadership organization for students ages 14 – 18. Most members of Colorado FFA do not come from a farm or ranch, but have a desire to learn more about agriculture and the inspiring task of providing food and fiber to a growing population. Areas of focus are premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The Colorado FFA Foundation is a non-profit that supports the Colorado FFA Foundation and is proud to be a charity partner of Pedal The Plains and The Denver Post.
Embedded in the CSU Extension Offices, 4-H is a non-profit designed for youth ages 5 through 18 years of age living in counties across the state. 4-H began over 100 years ago as an educational program for the rural youth of America. Their mission remains to empower young people to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Through projects in environmental science, rocketry, foods and nutrition, animal science, and photography, members of 4-H learn important skills such as leadership, ethics, decision making, record keeping, responsibility, and community service. The 4-H motto, to make the best BETTER, is something that this non-profit strives to accomplish as they embark on another century of service for America’s youth.
Community Initiative Program
Pedal The Plains will make a $3,000 donation to a preselected organization in each host community as a part of our Community Initiative Program. We’re excited to help fund the following projects:
Julesburg - Julesburg Chamber of Commerce Downtown Enhancement Project
The committee for the beautification of Julesburg decided a few years back to place silhouettes in the windows of upper floor businesses in the Julesburg business district . The $2,000 grant is a shot in the arm to get this project started, and the first of the silhouettes will be in place before the PTP event. There will be six to begin, each silhouette will depict a different western theme featuring the history of Julesburg such as a gunslinger, a cowboy and lariat, a teepee, a windmill, and two that show the Pony Express Riders.
The Julesburg Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the promotion of local business within Julesburg and Sedgwick County for future growth and opportunity.
Holyoke – City of Holyoke
The City of Holyoke will use these funds, along with other partner gifts, to help build ADA restrooms. These restrooms will be available for all users and spectators of the baseball field, softball field, skate park and bath path.
Sterling – Sterling High School Football Program
The community imitative grant will be used in conjunction with the schools sporting budget to help fund new helmets, jerseys, pants, pads and training equipment for the Sterling High School Football Program. The Sterling High School Football Program’s mission is to ‘create successful lives and bolster community and school unity through integrity, selflessness, faith and courage’.