The Act Locally Golden Team is selecting one grant recipient each year.
Act Locally Golden's
2021 Grant Recipient
Golden United launched in May 2017 when they gathered residents from different backgrounds and asked them to identify shared values and initial actions to expand understanding and collaboration across the community.
Golden United has continued convening open-ended discussion forums on various topics, while also deepening its work on bringing people together to solve difficult problems in the community. Recent emphasis has been on the work of the Golden United Housing Task Force, advancing solutions for maintaining affordable housing consistent with Golden’s character. Another recent focus has been on the Golden Anti-Racism Collective, supporting their actions to achieve racial equity and justice.
Golden United continues to use public education, civil dialogue, and grassroots organizing to develop and support collaborative solutions for issues causing community tensions and is currently identifying other areas where it can contribute to addressing community needs and priorities.
2020: BGoldN (The Golden Backpack Program)
The Golden Backpack Program was founded in 2008 to provide food to underserved children in Golden, Colorado. In 2020, to meet the additional needs of our community during the COVID pandemic, the Golden Backpack Program expanded their mission, becoming BGoldN. BGoldN serves students just as The Golden Backpack Program did, while continuing to confront food insecurity for people of all ages throughout the community, and also supporting local businesses. https://bgoldn.org/
With 22 Voting Members in 2020 we held two silent auctions and partnered with Cannonball Creek Brewing Company for an additional fundraiser. Through these efforts we were able to give over $5,000 to BGoldN and also volunteered at the Golden Rotary Peach Sale and at some of the BGoldN food distribution days.
2019: Christian Action Guild
With 10 Voting Members in 2019 we were able to give CAG $690 for their Emergency Fund. We also hosted drives for food, clothing, back-to-school supplies/backpacks, and Santa Shop gifts for CAG. Members also volunteered to sort food for CAG’s food bank and at the Santa Shop.
"The CAG is so honored to have been Act Locally's first organization they chose to support. Between monetary donations, back to school supplies, Santa shop toy donations, hosting food drives and time volunteered, we are very blessed by your generosity. Thank you for all you do for the Golden community."
Kelly Ivan, Director of Operation, Christian Action Guild (CAG)
We were not quite a Giving Circle yet in 2018, but we participated in several community-benefiting events such as hosting a food drive, snack bag assembly party and clothing drive for The Action Center, collection and distribution of used books for The Little Library locations around Golden, and we painted Kindness Rocks with You Matter.