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 is a Denver-based non-profit that seeks to improve and enrich the quality of life in Denver’s ever growing and changing community. Examples of past and ongoing projects include sponsorship, grants, and volunteer efforts to improve Denver-based performances, exhibitions and other cultural experiences; sponsorship and grants supporting youth-oriented organizations and events; literacy instruction and educational improvement; and fundraising for and distribution to local agencies that provide food, shelter, medical care and aid to children.

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 $5,000 grant. They will help by providing volunteers and educational offerings throughout the event.

The two partnering non-profits receiving the $5,000 grants are:

Colorado FFA Association

Integrated into the curriculum of over 100 high schools in Colorado, the Colorado FFA Association 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 Association and is proud to be a charity partner of Pedal The Plains and The Denver Post.

4-H Program

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.

In addition to these grants, a donation of $2,000 will be made to the following preselected organizations as a part of the our Community Initiative Program:

WIGGINS - Wiggins School District
Home of the Tigers, these funds will be used to help multiple school groups raise funds for various projects. The International Club will use a portion to help offset costs for a trip to Ireland &England in 2016, the Elementary School will bring in a facilitator for a dram program and the Football team will use a portion for new helmets and uniforms.

FORT MORGAN - Morgan County School District
Home of the Mustangs, the school district will be utilizing the funds to help beautify the school by cleaning out shrubs and planting flowers.

STERLING - Small World
The funds from the Community Initiative Grant will be used to purchase additional outdoor play equipment including kid tricycles, riding toys and wagons that are approved by state child care regulations.

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