Colorado Funders Offer $50,000 Prize for Outstanding Nonprofit Collaboration

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February 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Renny Fagan, President & CEO
Colorado Nonprofit Association
(303) 813-4201 office

Joanne Kelley, Executive Director
Colorado Association of Funders
(303)398-7454

Colorado Funders Offer $50,000 Prize for Outstanding Nonprofit Collaboration

February 1, 2013 (Denver, CO) – Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 Colorado Collaboration Award, a prize offered by members of Colorado’s foundation and business communities to recognize innovation and success in a nonprofit-led partnership.

In addition to recognizing and supporting one outstanding collaboration each year, the award program also seeks to encourage and support collaboration throughout Colorado. “The goal is to foster dialogue around the best practices, challenges, and opportunities of working collaboratively,” said Renny Fagan, president and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “The Collaboration Award gets people thinking about how they can partner with other organizations and it aims to reward those who do it best.”

“While foundations each have their own approach to giving, they increasingly work together to address the challenges facing our state,” said Joanne Kelley, executive director of the Colorado Association of Funders. “The nonprofit organizations that foundations support are also recognizing the value of working together to strengthen our communities.”

Now in its third year, the prize has previously been awarded to the Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership, a healthcare network for the uninsured in northwestern Colorado, and to Boulder County IMPACT, a coalition which works to help high-risk youth get back on track without juvenile detention or other out-of-home placement.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. More information is available at www.ColoradoCollaboration.org.