CCD Foundation Receives Grant to Create Entrepreneurship Program for Hispanic Contractors

The Denver Foundation Awards $10,000 to Fund WIN-preneurs Program
  • Hispanic Male Contractor at Work on Construction Site

The Denver Foundation has awarded the Community College of Denver (CCD) Foundation a $10,000 grant to fund its new WIN-preneurs program.

WIN-preneurs is a partnership between CCD’s Center for Workforce Initiatives, RTD and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado whose goal is to support participants of CCD’s Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) program who have an interest in starting a small business.

The program includes an entrepreneurship-oriented training with a focus on construction and transit, and consists of a two-credit course, relationship building with a mentor, network building exercises, as well as one-on-one navigation support with a goal of helping participants create small businesses to contract with RTD, the Colorado Department of Transportation or other infrastructure programs.

This program aligns with The Denver Foundation’s goal to promote entrepreneurship and business ownership as a path to create economic opportunity for low-income individuals and people of color.

The Community College of Denver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on engaging individuals, foundations, and corporations in supporting CCD in its commitment to be the most welcoming, diverse, and excellent community college in the Metro-Denver area. Through scholarships to students, programmatic and faculty support, and capital enhancements, the Foundation invests in deserving CCD students—ensuring they have access to a high quality, relevant education. Learn more at CCD-Foundation.org

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2015, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $97 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit www.denverfoundation.org.