Immigrant Pathway Colorado is proud to announce the receipt of a generous grant of $5,000 from the Buck Foundation of Littleton in September of 2015. The grant will help cover operating costs and increase the organization’s outreach and fundraising ability.
The Buck Foundation is a family foundation with a commitment to peace and social justice that supports children, youth, women, and minorities. It was founded by Douglas H. Buck and Mildred M. Buck in 1986 and benefits from continuing involvement and support by their children and grandchildren.
Based on the progressive values of the founders, the Buck Foundation maintains strong family values to help those most in need, and to work closely within the community to build a just world. Values of compassion, justice, fairness, inclusivity, and equality are central to the foundation and our philanthropy. The Buck Foundation originated in Colorado and continues strong associations there, although no family members currently live in Colorado.
Over the last 27 years small grants have been made to non-profit organizations, mostly in the Denver area. Some grants have been made to organizations in East Maui, Hawai’i, and to national organizations. The Buck Foundation makes grants through a responsive, open application process once each year. If you have not received a grant from the Buck Foundation in the past, you are required to complete an online letter of intent by February 15th. Full Grant applications are due on April 15th for those applicants who have received a grant from us in the past and for those new applicants who received an invitation to apply.
The Foundation supports grassroots organizations, often overlooked by mainstream philanthropy, that build a more just society by dealing with issues of human need, education, community development, support to immigrants, and the advancement of social justice and peace among nations and peoples. We support community-building activities, and we favor programs and organizations that are led by and work with people living in poverty, immigrants and refugees and people of color. The Buck Foundation values innovation and welcomes organizations prepared to take risks to address pressing social issues.