Mile High Connects Awarded $1 Million From National SPARCC Initiative

DENVER, February 15, 2017 Mile High Connects today announced that Denver was selected to join the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC). SPARCC is a three-year, $90 million initiative that will bolster local groups and leaders in their efforts to ensure that, as major new investments are made in community development, they improve equity, […]

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Putting Resident Voice at the Center of Community Planning & Development

Mile High Connects has always put the needs of residents at the forefront of our work. As we have embarked on an ambitious agenda to increase private, philanthropic, and public capital for important community investments, we have maintained a commitment to finding innovative strategies for putting residents’ needs at the center of community investment decisions. […]

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MHC Steering Committee Seeking New Core Nonprofit Partners

What Are We Looking For in New Partners? As we prepare to embark upon development of a new four-year strategic plan, Mile High Connects is opening up this call for partners and is looking to invite two to three nonprofit organizations to newly join our Steering Committee, which serves as the decision-making and governance body […]

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Equity, Race & Place

In 2016, I had the opportunity to visit four different cities throughout the U.S. as a fellow for the The Funders’ Network PLACES Fellowship. I was fortunate to join a diverse cohort of social justice and philanthropic practitioners from a variety of foundations and organizations, including representation from Vancouver, BC. Minneapolis, Hartford, Phoenix, and Jackson, […]

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Moving Forward

On November 9th, I awoke and did not want to get out of bed. To be honest, with several weeks passing, I am only now beginning to be able to process the news without a feeling of deep depression. I am trying to sort out my own perspective. There are so many responses. I’ve seen […]

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Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative

In the November 2016 the Foundation Review featured a number of articles from key players in Colorado’s philanthropic landscape, including the funder collaborative of Mile High Connects.  Integrating Funders Into a Multisector Transit-Equity Collaborative examines the efforts of Mile High Connects, its history, and how it uses a collective impact model to implement systemic change […]

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FirstBank: Investing in Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, & Public Transit

FirstBank has been a member of Mile High Connects since 2012. The Bank’s core values align with Mile High Connects priority areas: increasing access to housing choices, good jobs, and essential public transit. FirstBank supports affordable housing, both financially and through its innovative deposit and loan products. The bank has contributed to over 50 nonprofit […]

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MHC Updates

Affordable Housing & Community Facilities Know an Organization or Business in Need of Space? According to the 2015 Nonprofit Space Survey Final Report, published in June, many nonprofit and for-profit community-benefiting organizations and small businesses in the Denver metro area successfully negotiated lease rates during the recession that will soon end. Surveyed nonprofit respondents reported […]

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Grantee Highlights

Cultivando works in the Promotora Model across South Adams County to foster and support community-driven affordable housing advocacy and policy solutions. Cultivando Promotoras work to organize and train community members living in mobile home parks and vulnerable affordable housing units to understand the pressure on their housing costs and to understand and identify solutions, and then […]

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The Denver Foundation & Mile High Connects: Working to Advance Equitable Communities

In addition to being the fiscal and physical home of Mile High Connects, The Denver Foundation (TDF) is a strong partner in MHC’s efforts to ensure that the Denver region’s communities offer all residents the opportunity for a high quality of life. As a member of the MHC Steering Committee, TDF helps to guide MHC’s […]

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