Community Partner Program Grant Awardees




In order to address attainment we need to increase and improve the network of student support programs for Colorado’s high school and post-high school students. 

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will commit to a series of multi-year grants throughout the state toward programs that will help prepare students for postsecondary education, as well as support them through completion. In December 2014, the Initiative distributed $3.4 million in program grants. In 2016, the program invested another $800,000 in New Partner Programs in 2016, approximately $2 million in continuing funding for the first round grantees, known as “Legacy Partners”, and $450,000 toward collective impact initiatives across the state. The third iteration of grant funding in 2018 will award approximately $3 million to community partners through a new funding model aimed at improving the alignment of CPP with the CDHE Master Plan goals and CDE goals. The new model will work to improve programmatic success through measurable metrics.

COSI has issued three rounds of Grants to date. A total of $19.6 million and 88 awards have been given to student-serving programs throughout the state.

Currently, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative funds nearly 30 Community Partner Program Grants for student support programs, serving more than 12,400 students across the state. These programs support secondary and post-secondary efforts in urban and rural settings across the state. COSI staff works diligently to ensure that funding is focused on geographic or demographic areas of most need, and/or on targeted populations to ensure that all students have equal access. 

2018 Community Partner Programs
Grant amounts are annual awards, over a two year grant period.
    • Adams State University Foundation $165,000
    • Arapahoe Community College Foundation $75,000
    • Aurora Public Schools Foundation $75,000
    • Colorado Education Initiative $75,000
    • Colorado Mesa University Foundation $110,000
    • Colorado Mountain College Foundation (Postsecondary) $75,000
    • Colorado Mountain College Foundation (Pre-Collegiate) $225,000
    • Colorado Northwestern Community College $75,000
    • Colorado State University- Ft. Collins $75,000
    • Colorado State University- Pueblo $100,000
    • Community College of Aurora Foundation $75,000
    • Delta County School District 50J $75,000
    • Denver Scholarship Foundation $525,000
    • Front Range Community College Foundation $75,000
    • Grand County Higher Education $75,000
    • “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County $75,000
    • INSPiRE $75,000
    • Kids At Their Best, Inc. $75,000
    • Lamar Community College Foundation $80,000
    • Morgan Community College Foundation $80,000
    • Northeastern Junior College $95,000
    • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation (Postsecondary) $210,000
    • Poudre School District $75,000
    • Pueblo Community College $300,000
    • Red Rocks Community College Foundation $75,000
    • Success Foundation- Greeley Central $75,000
    • Trinidad State Junior College $65,000
    • True North Youth Program $80,000
    • University of Colorado Foundation- COSI Scholars $75,000

2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (Legacy)

http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $105,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,120
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $140,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $240,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $31,732
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $105,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $1,142,246
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $140,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $38,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $105,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $140,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $140,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $57,546   
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $210,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Jefferson County, $111,488
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $26,666
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $139,975
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $99,688
 Image result for westminster public schoolsWestminster Public Schools, Westminster, $96,280

2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (New)

BASIC, Denver, $75,000 
 Coldharbour Institute, Gunnison, $70,000 
Colorado UpLift, Denver, $75,000
  Community College of Aurora, Aurora, $54,000
 Emily Griffith Foundation, Denver, $75,000
 
Front Range Community College Foundation, Loveland, $75,000
 INSPiRE, Denver, $50,000
 Kids at Their Best, Fort Morgan, $75,000 
Northeastern Sedgwick County Economic Development Corp, Julesburg, $70,000 
The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, Longmont, $50,000 
The Success Foundation, Greeley, $75,000 
YESS Institute, Denver, $50,000  


2016 Scholarship Initiative Collective Impact Partners




The American Indian Measurable Success Initiative (AIMS)

 Participants: Colorado Education Initiative, San Juan BOCES, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Southern Ute Tribe, Durango School District, Ignacio School District, Montezuma-Cortez School District, Fort Lewis College, Southwestern Colorado Community College, Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

Description: The objective of the American Indian Measurable Success Initiative is to dramatically reduce the Native American college attainment gap in the rural school districts of Southwest Colorado. This is accomplished through the alignment of mutually reinforcing activities focused on personalizing rigorous and relevant secondary education to Native American high school students in order to support their pursuit of postsecondary degrees and credentials.

$150,000
 


Aurora Postsecondary Pipeline (APP)

Participants: Goodwill Industries of Denver, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Community College of Aurora, Aurora Chamber of Commerce

 Description:  Aurora Post-Secondary Pipeline is committed to ensuring that more low-income and minority Aurora students pursue and earn postsecondary credentials. The group works with students, community partners, teachers, counselors, parents, and other stakeholders to establish and support a clear and focused pipeline to increase high school persistence and graduation rates, as well as college enrollment and persistence rates for Aurora’s most at-risk youth. 


$150,000
 



Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities (PUEBLO)

Participants: Colorado State University – Pueblo, Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, Pueblo City Schools (60), Catholic Charities,  Pueblo Community College, Crossroads Turning Point, Inc., Pueblo County School District (70),  Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, South Central BOCES, Summit Education Group, Teach for America – Colorado, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, National Center for School Engagement, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Economic Development,  Pueblo County Dept. of Social Services,  Corporation, Inc. (PEDCO), Pueblo Workforce Center,  Pueblo City/County Library District

Description: Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities establishes a network of partners around the common agenda of increasing the number of citizens ready to access and complete postsecondary credentials.  The target populations for this grant work are 1) minority students (Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American, and mixed-race) and 2) low-income students (measured either by free and reduced lunch status in high school or Pell grant eligibility in college). 

 $150,000 


 2014 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners

http://www.adams50.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Adams County School District 50, Westminster, $100,000
https://www.adams.edu/ Adams State University, Alamosa, $100,000 
http://www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/foundationArapahoe Community College Foundation, Littleton, $75,000
http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $75,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,000
http://collegetrack.org/College Track, Denver, $100,000
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $100,000
https://www.cccs.edu/

Colorado Community College System, Statewide, $150,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $200,000
http://www.cncc.edu/Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangley, $75,000
http://accesscenter.colostate.edu/reachoutColorado State University, Fort Collins, $100,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $50,000
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $75,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $850,000
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Generation Schools Network, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $100,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $40,000
https://fullbridge.com/Full Bridge, Fort Morgan and Lamar, $100,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $100,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $100,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $100,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $50,000    
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $150,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Denver, $100,000
http://www.coloradogearup.org/Rose Community Foundation & Colorado GEAR UP, Statewide, $150,000
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $25,000
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $75,000
http://www.uccs.edu/University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, $75,000
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $75,000

Questions about the Scholarship Initiative Grant? Please contact shelley.banker@dhe.state.co.us.