The Act Locally Golden Team is selecting one grant recipient each year.

If you are a nonprofit in the Golden area and would like to be included in our voting for next year, please reach out to us during the open nomination period each January.

Act Locally Golden's

2020 Grant Recipient

The Golden Backpack Program

The Golden Backpack Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing food to underserved children in Golden, Colorado. These children are getting weekend food during the school year, summer lunches from the mobile food pantry, and access to fresh food from the Fresh Food Co-op all year long. Kids who have full tummies are better equipped to learn and thrive.

Past Recipients

2019: Christian Action Guild

Christian Action Guild (CAG), a non-denominational, non-profit built to serve the needs of those in our community who are experiencing hardship.

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.