Jenica Tomdale, 720.898.5938
ARVADA, Colo. (February 21, 2018) – Community First Foundation is excited to announce the next cohort of nonprofit innovators to participate in The Innovators Society.
The Innovators Society is an accelerator experience powered by Community First Foundation that invests in promising, but not yet proven, nonprofit innovations to increase awareness and change perceptions of mental health. The inaugural year focused on early childhood mental wellness, improving systems and changing public perceptions. This year, the focus is on reducing the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness.
The Innovators Society 2.0 officially kicked off on February 20th, 2018, with orientation and a welcome reception at Community First Foundation for the selected innovators. They will now begin rigorous coaching and hands-on workshops, facilitated by White River Strategy, as they prepare to compete for grant dollars in the June pitch competition called The Community Pitch Showdown.
“Following the success of the inaugural year, where 583 community members were involved in selecting, coaching and granting $500,000 to nonprofits, we are excited to see what this second round holds,” said Noah Atencio, Vice President of Community Impact at the Foundation. “We are proud to see a true community network leveraging their support to power these amazing innovations.”
For photos and/or to interview The Innovators Society participants, funders or founders, attend the June 5th Community Pitch Competition or to connect with first year innovators, please contact Jenica Tomdale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.898.5983.
About The Innovators Society
The Innovators Society, a program of Community First Foundation, invests in promising, but not yet proven, innovations to increase awareness and change perceptions of mental health. We engage a network of passionate community leaders to accelerate new solutions for mental wellness. At Community First Foundation, we power the innovators. For more information, visit communityfirstfoundation.org/grantmaking/innovators.
About Community First Foundation
Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org