Cultivating relationships.

Co-Creating initiatives.

Sustaining change.

At Philanthropiece, how we do our work is as important as what we accomplish. We are committed to serving defined needs in local and global communities, to emphasizing our values in all that we do, and to engaging with diverse individuals and communities.

We enter with humility and an openness to learn. Cultivating relationships allows us to understand the power, as well as the needs, of an individual or a community. In this phase of our approach, we build relationships over coffee and participation, we grow our understanding of a theme or an issue via research and dialogue, we show up and stand alongside those whom we hope to accompany, and we offer initial resources.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Believing in the inherent dignity of every person

Philanthropiece values inclusion, and in our home community this means welcoming people from all cultures, countries, and backgrounds. We participate as member of CIRC in the North Region, lending our voices and our presence at meetings, workshops, and rallies. We are proud to support CIRC’s Annual Statewide Assembly.

Philanthropiece Community Book Group

Read, gather, share, learn

Our offers brave space to gain perspective about our individual and organizational relationship with identity, power, and privilege. We will engage by reading a common book, having conversations, and gathering together in person to learn from one another and share experiences. Our hope is that this book group supports in raising our consciousness toward more inclusive and ethical ways of engaging in and with our community. We recognize that reflecting on our own identities and stories is critical as we work toward authentically centering the voices, experiences, stories, and truths of all community members.

Parents Involved in Education

Empowering Latino parents

Philanthropiece is a collaborating partner of Boulder County’s PIE program. We believe in the power of putting the tools, resources, and education directly into the hands of parents, who will in turn support the growth and wellbeing of their children.

Centro Amistad

Promoting health equity, education, and quality of life for the Latino community

We are honored to accompany the changemakers of Centro Amistad as they create opportunities and programs that promote healthy equity, education, and quality of life for the Latino community in Boulder County. We are proud supporters of Centro Amistad’s annual Cumbre de Mujeres Compañeras.

White Privilege Symposium Denver

Disrupting patterns, shifting cultures, changing systems

After years of participating in the annual White Privilege Conference, Philanthropiece played an integral role in catalyzing the first White Privilege Symposium in Denver. We are dedicated to examining and exploring identity, power, and privilege in all that we do, and this incredible event both inspires and educates us in doing so.

We believe in the power of an individual or small group to make big change. And we know that at times all that is needed is a spark, a supportive hand, or a few nudges to create it. In our co-creating state, collaboratively design a working agreement and commit to dedication of time and resources to develop the mission, approach, strategy, and sustainability plan of an organization, initiative, or movement.

Just Transition Collaborative

Sustainability rooted in social justice

Rooted in our value of inclusion, we are committed to sustainability and environmental justice, which made our collaboration with JTC an excellent fit. We initiated our partnership with JTC in early 2017, just as the City of Boulder adopted a Climate Action Plan rooted in equity and justice. Through our partnership, we have been involved in the co-creation of the Climate Justice Leaders initiative which works to build the leadership capabilities of directly impacted and underrepresented community leaders. The Climate Justice Leaders contribute their voices and experience to a more equitable climate and energy policy and to related community projects.

The Tampon Project

Eliminating stigma about periods

The Tampon Project arose out of the Women’s Empowerment Club at Fairview High School. Founded by youth changemakers Sarah Huang and Malaika Pervez, the group’s mission is to create a safe space within Fairview to talk about women’s empowerment as well as intersectional feminism and the topics surrounding it without judgment. They are also dedicated to taking action to improve the school community.

That’s where the Tampon Project comes in! This project was kick-started when the group noticed a prevalent issue at their school - a lack of feminine hygiene products in our bathrooms. The project goals are to provide pads and tampons and to start a conversation to eliminate the stigma about periods. Philanthropiece is honored to work alongside Malakia and Sarah, as well as the members of the Women’s Empowerment Club, to support in the development of their design, strategy, and sustainability plan. Youth changemakers inspire us!

Right Relationship Boulder

Honoring native peoples

Community Savings Groups

Economic justice for all

We know that over 30 million people in the U.S. are unbanked or underbanked, and we believe that Community Savings Groups (CSGs) are a response to this issue. That is why we are working alongside various local organizations and agencies - such as ELPASO, Centro Amistad, and ReVision - to initiate CSGs right here in Colorado.

A CSG is a group consisting of about 10-25 people who know and trust each other, and meet regularly to save money. The group also has an opportunity to issue small loans to one another with terms and interest rates that are decided upon by the group and included in a written agreement. A CSG liquidates after an agreed upon period of time; at this share-out each member receives the money they personally saved as well as a share of the interest (if applicable) that they have earned as a group. They then begin a new cycle.

Since 2010, Philanthropiece has honed a culturally appropriate methodology and applied it to train community members in Mexico on how to form and implement CSGs. To date, over 1850 people in Baja California Sur, Baja California Norte, and Puebla are saving as a result of our CSG program. Now it’s time to bring it to our own backyard.

Filantropis ONG

Empowering changemakers in Guatemala

Rooted in our value of inclusion, we are committed to sustainability and environmental justice, which made our collaboration with JTC an excellent fit. We initiated our partnership with JTC in early 2017, just as the City of Boulder adopted a Climate Action Plan rooted in equity and justice. Through our partnership, we have been involved in the co-creation of the Climate Justice Leaders initiative which works to build the leadership capabilities of directly impacted and underrepresented community leaders. The Climate Justice Leaders contribute their voices and experience to a more equitable climate and energy policy and to related community projects.

Philanthropiece A.C.

Fostering resilient communities in México

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