Cole Community

The Cole community has been selected to apply for an Inspire Grant, which could infuse up to five million dollars into the Cole area to increase access for youth to natural places, provide youth with outdoor career pathways, and increase access to programs that will engage youth in nature from the backyard to the back country. 

Several key partners (listed below) who are deeply invested in the Cole community have come together to create the My Outdoor Colorado coalition to apply for these funds.  These community partners have come together to take on the task of engaging Cole residents in envisioning how this grant could transform our community.  Because this is a community driven effort, we will be hosting focus groups, sending out surveys, and facilitating a Youth Advisory Council to gather community input on grant vision and implementation. 

My Outdoor Colorado Cole Coalition Members:
  • Denver Parks and Recreation (fiscal agent)
  • cityWILD (coalition community hub)
  • Greenway Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
  • Lincoln Hills Cares
  • Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP)
  • Wyatt Academy
  • Annunciation Catholic School
Cole Grant Timeline: