Organizations We Support
Service Organizations in Boulder County
(Contact: Service Committee)
Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $2,000). Helps meet emergency needs for basic shelter and care not served because of gaps in the Boulder support network. Runs an emergency warming center on cold nights, a residents’ shelter and a day shelter year-round, and a women’s shelter in the summer, employing the formerly or currently homeless.
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $1,250). Provides 160 beds as well as breakfast and dinner for homeless men and women from October to March. It also provides a Transition Program for residents who have a verified sustainable income, live drug and alcohol free, and abide by a budget and savings plan.
Bridge House (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $1,500). Offers a range of opportunities for homeless men and women to improve their lives. The Ready to Work Program provides men and women with housing and job training, paid transitional work, and case management support.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $600). A community safety net for families who have nowhere else to turn when they can’t meet their basic needs, helping with critical expenses like rent, utilities, minor medical costs and transportation. EFAA also operates short-term and transitional housing for families in crisis. It links clients to community resources and aims to empower them toward self-sufficiency.
Native American Organizations
(Contact: Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee)
Loneman School Lakota Language Program (Pine Ridge Reservation, Oglala, SD; FY17 Donation: $350). Develops positive Lakota identity among the tribe’s children in grades 1-8, at a school where Boulder Friends have provided assistance for many years.
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (Denver, CO; FY17 Donation: $350). Promotes research on the historical and ongoing impacts of the Indian boarding schools on Native children and their families. Invites all the denominations (including Quakers) that collaborated with the federal government’s policy of forced assimilation by means of the boarding schools to participate in truth and reconciliation processes.
Native American Rights Fund (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $350). A nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF represents Indigenous clients in legal cases and offers public education and advocacy programs. Our donation is for the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (peacemaking.narf.org), which promotes and supports restoration of traditional peacemaking practices in Native communities.
Tonatierra (Phoenix, AZ; FY17 Donation: $350). Works internationally, convening assemblies of Native people from South, Central and North America to advocate for their sovereignty and their rights. Locally it promotes and supports traditional agricultural and cultural practices of the cross-border peoples of Mexico, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Torreon Community Alliance (Torreon Chapter, Navajo Nation, Cuba, NM; FY17 Donation: $500). A Navajo nonprofit that operates a thrift shop, sponsors an Arts and Crafts Fair every June, and organizes Conservation Corps projects for Navajo youth during the summers.
Peace and Social Justice Organizations
(Contact: Peace and Social Justice Committee)
Center on Conscience and War (Washington, DC; FY17 Donation: $300). Advocates for the rights of conscience, opposes military conscription, and serves all conscientious objectors to war.
Colorado Peace Studies Endowment (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $250). Helps support the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Colorado, which was begun by several Boulder Friends.
El Salvadore Projects, Palo Alto Friends Meeting (Palo Alto, CA; FY17 Donation: $250). A student loan program for qualified students from rural and low income families in El Salvadore to continue their studies at the university level.
Monteverde Friends School (Monteverde, Costa Rica, via Greenfield, MA; FY17 Donation: $300). A pre-K through 12th grade school founded by Quakers who left the U.S. in 1951 in search of a non-militaristic society. The school is grounded in Quaker values and provides a challenging academic environment and an atmosphere of love and respect. The majority of students are Costa Rican, some others come as exchange students.
New Foundations (Denver, CO; FY17 Donation: $500). Brings Alternatives to Violence Workshops (AVP) to inmates in Colorado prisons, an action oriented program that gives inmates the tools to change their lives.
Progressa (Guatemala, via Santa Rosa, CA; FY17 Donation: $250). A scholarship/loan program of Guatemala Friends Meeting and Redwood Forest (CA) Friends Meeting, which provides access to in-country educational and community development opportunities to poor Guatemalans. It supports 80 secondary and university students and offers Teaching English workshops.
ProNica (Nicaragua, via St. Petersburg, FL; FY17 Donation: $250). Partners with community-initiated projects which focus on the health, harmony and well-being of individuals and the community, addressing both urgent needs and the roots of social injustice and helping poor communities to strive for economic, social and ecological sustainability.
Quaker Bolivia Link (San Diego, CA; FY17 Donation: $250). An international development organization dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia, working with Andean people on community-based projects to secure food sources, promote health, and generate income.
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (Boulder, CO; FY17 Donation: $500). Works on multiple issues to restore and protect Earth and human rights, in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence. RMPJC educates, organizes, and builds community in order to create a culture of justice and peace.
Quaker Action Organizations (Regional and National)
(Contact: Peace and Social Justice Committee)
American Friends Service Committee (Philadelphia, PA; FY17 Donation: $600). Carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world, working in conflict zones and in oppressed communities.
American Friends Service Committee, Colorado (Denver, CO; FY17 Donation: $1,500). Through its Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR) Program, the Denver AFSC works to create public discourse and policy that supports immigrants’ full human rights, advocates for humane immigration policies, and works to eliminate unjust immigration practices.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Washington, DC; FY17 Donation: $1,100, plus $1,900 to FCNL Capital Campaign). The largest peace lobby in Washington, DC, providing education and lobbying to advance the causes of peace, social and economic justice, environmental protection, and other matters affected by federal policy and law.
Friends Peace Teams (St. Louis, MO; FY17 Donation: $700). Works around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation. FTP programs build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of conflict resolution.
Quaker Earthcare Witness (Albany, CA; FY17 Donation: $400). A network of Friends in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.
Quaker United Nations Office (New York, NY; FY17 Donation: $500). Provides Quaker Houses in New York and Geneva where U.N. diplomats, staff, and nongovernmental partners can work on difficult issues in a quiet, off-the-record atmosphere out of the public eye. QUNO receives documents and makes written and oral statements and suggests agenda items to the Economic and Social Council of the U.N.
Right Sharing of World Resources (Richmond, IN: FY17 Donation: $600). A Quaker micro-credit organization that supports grassroots income-generating projects in developing countries by providing grants to small grassroots organizations in India, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. Creates resource materials to help U.S. Quakers learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism at home.
Quaker Organizations (National and International)
(Contact: Ministry and Worship Committee)
Friends General Conference (Philadelphia, PA; FY17 Donation: 500). An association of regional and local Quaker meetings offering an array of supportive programs and services. FGC hosts an annual gathering of Friends from across the U.S. and Canada to meet, work, and worship together.
Friends World Committee for Consultation (London, England; FY17 Donation: $350). Encourages fellowship among all branches of the Religious Society of Friends world-wide, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. Every four years, FWCC organizes a gathering of Friends from around the world. It sponsors the Quaker United Nations offices in New York and Geneva.
(Contact: Library Committee)
Friends Journal (Philadelphia, PA; FY17 Donation: $200). An independent magazine on “Quaker Thought and Life Today” serving the Religious Society of Friends.
Western Friend (Palo Alto, CA; FY17 Donation: $200). The official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings.