Philanthropy

Through year-round philanthropic efforts, we invest in and scale what’s working in education in Colorado.

A collaborative effort between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. Winners are awarded a cash prize to support their programs, followed by a year-long effort to amplify their learnings through storytelling and convenings aimed at scaling their successful innovations and practices across Colorado.

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Education Innovation Fund

In 2020, the Colorado Succeeds joined the Gates Family Foundation, Lyra Colorado, Daniels Fund, Donnell-Kay Foundation, Empower Schools, ReSchool Colorado, and RootED Denver to launch the COVID-19 Education Innovation Fund promoting resilient education systems that meet the needs of learners. 34 projects across Colorado received a total of $335,000 in funding, and we are now amplifying their innovations through storytelling campaigns and connecting grantees to additional resources.    

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