Organizations We Support
Service Organizations in Boulder County
(Contact: Service Committee)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $1,250). Provides opportunities for safe shelter, food and support services for up to 160 adults in Boulder County; creates avenues to stable housing for homeless adults.
Bridge House (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $2,000). Offers a range of opportunities for homeless men and women to improve their lives, including housing and job training, paid transitional work, and case management support.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $1,000). Provides a safety net for families who have nowhere else to turn to meet their basic needs, helping with critical expenses like rent, utilities, minor medical costs and transportation; operates short-term and transitional housing for families in crisis.
Harvest of Hope Food Pantry (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $500). Provides healthy supplemental food to Boulder families and individuals in need of food assistance within a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.
Safe House Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $500). Provides survivors of domestic violence with a safe shelter, meals and the support and services needed to offer safety, hope and healing.
Native American Organizations
(Contact: Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee)
Loneman School Lakota Language Program (Pine Ridge Reservation, Oglala, SD; FY19 Donation: $325). 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; FY19 Donation: $325). 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; FY19 Donation: $325). Donation in support of the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative, which promotes and supports restoration of traditional peacemaking practices in Native communities.
Tiospaye Sakowin (Pine Ridge, SD; FY19 Donation: $325). Donation in support of youth healing camps for Native American youth who have tribal ties to the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota Sioux.
Right Relationship Boulder (Boulder, CO; FY19 Donation: $325). Works with local governments and organizations to teach about the Native peoples who lived here historically and those who live here today.
Peace and Social Justice Organizations
(Contact: Peace and Social Justice Committee)
Center on Conscience and War (Washington, DC). Advocates for the rights of conscience, opposes military conscription, and serves all conscientious objectors to war.
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Coalition of organizations working to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Colorado through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.
Colorado Peace Studies Endowment (Boulder, CO). Helps support the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Colorado, which was begun by several Boulder Friends.
Monteverde Friends School (Monteverde, Costa Rica, via Greenfield, MA). 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). 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). 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.
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (Boulder, CO). 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; FY19 Donation: $1,000). 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; FY19 Donation: $1,000). 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; FY19 Donation: $1,300). 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; FY19 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; FY19 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; FY19 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.
Quaker Organizations (National and International)
(Contact: Ministry and Worship Committee)
Friends General Conference (Philadelphia, PA; FY19 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; FY19 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; FY19 Donation: $200). An independent magazine on “Quaker Thought and Life Today” serving the Religious Society of Friends.
Western Friend (Palo Alto, CA; FY19 Donation: $200). The official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings.