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Seven Local Businesses Named Champions for the Community

Mile High United Way recognizes our corporate partners and their employees for going above and beyond for our community 

This year's Mile High United Way Community Champions Celebration honored seven Metro Denver corporate partners for their exceptional philanthropic contributions to our community. The event, held at Mile High United Way;s Morgridge Center for Community Change, honored companies big and small with awards recognizing their overall giving, employee campaign creativity, and high levels of engagement with the local community. 

Opportunity for all: Accessibility and Inclusion in Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Help Center

Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center is powered by exceptional people who are able to stay professional, calm, and compassionate as they interact with callers who may be facing one of the most difficult days of their lives. Last year alone, our resource specialists helped more than 75,000 people navigate a range of personal challenges, from finding affordable child care and tax preparation assistance, to tracking down food, shelter, and rental assistance. 

Mile High United Way Coordinates Free Field Trip to Denver Museum

The Mile High United Way United Neighborhoods team coordinated and chaperoned a free field trip to the Denver Art Museum that gave 34 Swansea Elementary and Garden Place Academy children the opportunity to see the Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit and create their own works of art.

Incredible Turnout for the 43rd Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot!

THANK YOU to the 9,800 participants who made the 43rd Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot part of their Thanksgiving tradition! Because of you, we raised more than $400,000 towards our work that will change the odds for families and individuals in our community, and move them out of poverty. Mile High United Way thrives through your continuous involvement, and we are grateful for your support of the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot!

Mile High United Way and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative invest $120,000 in Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea schools

Grant strengthens outreach, activities, and support at Swansea Elementary and Garden Place Academy

Read the Chalkbeat news article, and watch the 9News video covering the story.

HUD policy improvements create opportunities for youth at Mile High United Way to gain stability

Just two hours before 20-year-old Gloria, a participant in Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program, heard that her housing voucher was extended, she was brainstorming about finding a second job in order to plan for the expiration of her housing voucher. Facing a difficult affordable housing market in Denver, CO, Gloria worried she wouldn’t have a safe and stable home for her family.  

Mile High United Way Awarded 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator and Accredited Charity by BBB

This month, Mile High United Way earned its second consecutive 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an organization which evaluates nonprofits in order to provide donors with essential information and confidence in the charitable decisions they make.

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