The Collaborative Impact Fund of Denver (CIFD) is pleased to announce that it has secured a physical presence in the Five Points Neighborhood at 2590 Welton Street, in the Venture X co-working community. 

“With its cultural significance, access to transportation, and its proximity to downtown, the Five Points Neighborhood seemed like the perfect location for us when you consider the work we want to get done,” said Dr. Ken Seeley, CIFD Acting Executive Director.

Five Points takes its name from the five-way intersection of Washington Street, 27th Street, 26th Avenue, and Welton Street, and rose to prominence in the 1860s as the center of the African American community. It is frequently referred to as the “Harlem of the West,” because of its African American cultural history and the association with jazz.

“Five Points is an emerging multi-cultural entertainment and business district rooted in African American history and is also looking to become a destination for arts, culture and socially conscious businesses,” said Haroun Cowans, Five Points Business Improvement District Board Chairman. “So, we welcome the Collaborative Impact Fund and will look on with tremendous excitement as their work spreads across our city.”

CIFD is a new nonprofit partnership organization founded by the Denver Office of Nonprofit Engagement (D-ONE) under the City and County of Denver’s Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP). CIFD will serve as an intermediary between city government priorities and community-based organizations in the social sector. 

CIFD will focus on projects that fill gaps and that meet the needs of Denver residents. Its goal is to be a valuable tool for city government as it tackles some of its toughest challenges and serve as a catalyst for intersecting the priorities of city government, nonprofit, business, and philanthropy.


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