Our Impact: We Make Change Happen.

Health Care

  • Raised $200,000 for local healthcare research and organizing in partnership with local governments and businesses.

  • Formed key partnership with the Peak Health Alliance, a new healthcare cooperative that now works with us in La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties.

  • Recirculated $3.8 million dollars back into the community through healthcare cost savings in southwest Colorado.

  • 2,867 individuals enrolled in ACA compliant insurance through Bright Health with insurance premiums approximately 35-50% lower.

Local Energy

  • 100% Renewable energy and carbon goals set by Durango City Council and LPEA.

  • 1,100 individuals and 110 businesses signed petition to encourage decision makers to set 100% local, renewable energy goals.

  • Formed partnership with Patagonia as one of their environmental grantees, being awarded $10,000 and given support by this value-based powerhouse. This was thanks to a sponsorship by Pine Needle Mountaineering. 

Social Venture Capital

  • $139,341 raised for local restaurants by 326 individuals and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 9,722 meals to frontline healthcare and emergency response workers.

  • Unique partnership with local businesses and healthcare agencies born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We stay flexible to incubate and act on good ideas.

Community Voice

  • 155 shows with 300+ local guests.
  • 2,580 minutes of air time on KDUR Durango with local business owners and community members.

  • Support of local-powered community radio as an important voice for local businesses and efforts. 

Creative Economy

  • Champion and primary organizer founding the Durango Creative District in collaboration with the City of Durango, local artists, and the community at large.

  • Acts as the fiscal sponsor for the Durango Creative District to support its mission and work.

  • Launched the Creative Arts Loan Fund in partnership with First Southwest Community Bank to support local, creative entrepreneurs.