BRIC Fund Impact

“The Pirates have always sought out to be more than a football & cheer organization. The pandemic, economic downturn, and social unrest from the George Floyd murder was an unfortunate opportunity for us to go beyond our traditional boundaries of support.  We had to significantly increase our capacity to serve and be creative in generating funding sources.  It was a challenge, but our families trusted us and needed us.  We have tripled down on our partnerships, provided basic need grants, and transformed our services to wrap around entire families.  We knew if our families weren’t whole, our student athletes wouldn’t stand a chance.  We integrated a culturally based social emotional learning program. We customized in-home training modules to reduce stress and anxiety levels. We also found ways to provide healthy meals and obtained technology sources.  All these efforts done by an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, markedly reduced barriers for our families.  Again, the task was daunting and strained our operations/resources, but we are a part of the Northeast Denver community, and as trusted leaders in times of crisis, it's what we have and will continue to do.”

Herman L. White

Chair, Park Hill Pirates Youth Sports Organization

New: Impact Report

BRIC Impact Report Cover

In its first two years, the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund developed and expanded its efforts to make an impact by financially supporting community-based Black-led and serving nonprofits. Now, we are proud to share the Impacting and Empowering Communities Report that provides a snapshot of how the BRIC Fund is working to impact, empower and enrich communities through its resources, programs, and collaborative partnerships.

 

We encourage you to view or download the report today!

Since June 2020, the BRIC Fund has distributed over $2 million to Colorado Black-led nonprofits. 

BRIC’s 2022 Spring Grant Cycle opened in February 2021, with 58 applicants submitted; 38 grants awarded totaling nearly $330,000.