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Buff Venture Fund

$1,000,000 | Awarded: 2021

The Buff Venture Fund I L.P. (the Buff Fund) is a first-time fund created to capitalize on venture opportunities associated with the University of


Lifespan Local

$75,000 | Awarded: 2021

To purchase, renovate, and expand the vacant Lutheran Redeemer Church into a multi-purpose community center


Telluride Foundation

$200,000 | Awarded: 2021

The Rural Housing Initiative is a public-private-philanthropic partnership to build affordable, for-sale housing in rural Colorado. The Telluride Foundation launched the initiative to address



$250,000 | Awarded: 2021

indieDwell, based in Boise, Idaho, is a public benefit corporation (PBC)* that builds modular, durable, sustainable, energy-efficient, affordable housing, while also creating living-wage jobs


BuCu West

$50,000 | Awarded: 2021

To help the Kitchen Network Park Hill modify and adapt the new kitchens to maximize impact for food entrepreneurs.


Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

$80,000 | Awarded: 2021

To support ongoing policy, advocacy, and community coalition building work to increase affordable housing in Colorado.