Worthy Cause

Worthy Cause

Overview

During the 2017 General Election, Boulder County voters approved an extension of the .05% Worthy Cause sales tax with 79% of the vote. The 15-year initiative allocates a portion of sales tax revenue to Boulder County nonprofit human service agencies for capital projects, including the purchase of land or buildings, construction, renovation, or debt reduction. To find out more about investments made through the Worthy Cause sales tax, view or download the Worthy Cause program report.

Pool Funds

Worthy Cause sales tax revenues include a pool of funds to be allocated through a competitive grant process. Each year, the Boulder County Commissioners seek Capital Funding or Capital Concept Requests from qualified nonprofit human services agencies for Worthy Cause pool funds.

2019 Worthy Cause Pool Fund Application Schedule Update

The 2019 Worthy Cause IV pool fund Request for Funding process is now open as of July 2, 2018. Please read the Request for Funding document and find the link to apply within that document.

If you have questions about the Worthy Cause application process, or would like more information, please contact Meca Delgado at 303-441-1607.

Allocation Restrictions

Worthy cause funds must be allocated to local human services nonprofit organizations or housing authorities for use in capital projects, including building purchase, remodeling and/or debt reduction.* Through this tax, Boulder County’s taxpayers helped fund the nonprofits listed below.

*Debt reduction refers to payments toward capital debts such as mortgages and loans for construction/renovation.

Allocation Agencies

See the tables below for a list of agencies that have received Worthy Cause funding by year. Or you can view a map of agencies broken down by service type.

Worthy Cause IV Allocations

AgencyAward
Attention Homes$250,000
Boulder County Housing Authority$600,000
Boulder Housing Partners$700,000
Boulder Housing Partners$350,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless$20,000
Community Cycles$110,000
Growing Gardens$50,000
Inn Between$150,000
Lyons Regional Library District$175,000
Meals on Wheels of Boulder$400,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance Nonviolence$25,000
TLC Learning Center$100,000
Wild Plum$50,000

Worthy Cause III Allocations

AgencyAward
Attention Homes$750,000
Blue Sky Bridge$100,000
Boulder County Housing Authority$400,000
Boulder Housing Partners$700,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless$29,700
Clinica Campesina Family Health Services$500,000
Community Food Share$216,325
I Have A Dream Foundation$150,000
Intercambio de Communidades$100,000
Meals on Wheels - Boulder$250,000
The Old Gallery in Allenspark$100,000
Permanently Supportive Housing pool$44,187
St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity$100,000
YMCA of Boulder Valley – Longmont$100,000
AgencyAward
Boulder County Housing Authority$400,000
Blue Sky Bridge$150,000
Boulder Housing Partners$400,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless$25,000
Community Cycles$150,000
The Family Learning Center$50,000
Habitat for Humanity$100,000
I Have A Dream Foundation$50,000
Inn Between$200,000
Meals on Wheels - Boulder$75,000
OUR Center$175,000
Sister Carmen Community Center$75,000
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)$25,000
VIA$100,000
Wild Bear Center$50,000
YMCA of Boulder Valley - Longmont$125,000
2016
Attention Homes ($500,000)
Blue Sky Bridge ($50,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($100,000)
Clinica Campesina ($500,000)
Community Cycles ($50,000)
EFFA ($51,000)
The Family Learning Center ($60,000)
I Have A Dream Foundation ($100,000)
Intercambio de Comunidades ($50,000)
SPAN ($50,000)
TRU Community Care ($300,000)
Wild Plum Center ($250,000)
2015
Agape ($150,000)
Aspen Grove Preschool ($50,000)
Blue Sky Bridge ($200,000)
Boulder Day Nursery ($278,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($62,100)
Bridge House ($300,000)
Center for People With Disabilities ($25,000)
Dental Aid ($106,215)
Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA ($250,000)
Emergency Family Assistance Association ($200,000)
The Family Learning Center ($50,000)
2014
Allenspark Community Cultures Council ($50,000)
Boulder County Housing Authority ($350,000)
Boulder Valley Women’s Health ($35,000)
Center for People with Disabilities ($42,000)
EFAA ($400,000)
Imagine! ($49,000)
Intercambio de Comunidades ($150,000)
OUR Center ($350,000)
SPAN ($250,000)
TEENS, Inc. ($100,000)
The Inn Between ($100,000)
Thistle ($200,000)
2013
Boulder County Housing Authority ($270,000)
Boulder Housing Coalition ($150,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($58,000)
Clinica Family Health Services ($63,000)
Emergency Family Assistance Association ($68,300)
Family Learning Center ($75,000)
Inn Between of Longmont ($200,000)
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence ($85,000)
Sister Carmen Community Center ($100,000)
Teens Inc. ($64,588)
Wild Plum Center ($50,000)
Women’s Health ($50,000
2012
Acorn School ($700,000)
Boulder County Housing Authority ($160,000)
Boulder Day Nursery Association ($700,000)
Community Food Share ($275,000)
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County ($50,000)
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley ($50,000)
Sister Carmen Community Center ($100,000)
Wild Plum Center ($50,000)
Longmont YMCA ($60,000)
2011
Acorn School ($200,000)
Boulder Day Nursery Association ($50,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($50,000)
Dental Aid, Inc. ($90,000)
Immigrant Legal Center ($150,000)
The Housing Authority for the City of Longmont ($50,000)
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence ($50,000)
Thistle Communities ($50,000)
Wild Plum Center for Young Children & Families ($50,000)
2010
Boulder County Housing Authority ($200,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($25,000)
Children’s House Preschool ($100,000)
2009
Boulder Valley Women’s Health ($200,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ($25,000)
Dental Aid ($123,008)
Hospice Care ($30,000)
Inn Between ($32,000)
Longmont Children’s Council ($50,000)
Longmont Housing Authority ($100,000)
Medicine Horse ($25,000)
Boulder Housing Partners ($100,000)
Boulder County Housing Authority ($200,000)
Clinica Campesina ($300,000)
Special Transit ($500,000)
Sister Carmen ($400,000)

Worthy Cause II Allocations

2008
Boulder Housing Coalition ($40,000)
Immigrant Legal Center ($48,546)
Project YES ($100,000)
Sister Carmen Community Center ($75,000)
Women’s Health ($235,000)
BCATH ($550,000)
Family Self Sufficiency ($430,000)
The Inn Between ($350,000)
The Mental Health Center ($120,000)
2007
Boulder County AIDS Project – Debt retirement, Powell Building ($25,000)
Boulder Day Nursery – Debt retirement ($25,000)
Boulder Prep High School – Purchase of current bldg., down payment ($50,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless – Debt reduction ($25,000)
Boulder Valley Women’s Health – Concept: Renovation ($75,000)
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County – Purchase of building; down payment ($50,000)
Intercambio de Comunidades – Purchase of two suites in a building ($175,000)
Longmont Children’s Council -Debt reduction, Powell Building ($25,000 )
Sister Carmen Community Center – Concept: Purchase of adjacent land/building ($75,000 )
Thistle Community Housing – Debt reduction on office building ($50,000)
2006
Attention Homes – Renovation project ($60,000)
Boulder County AIDS Project – Debt reduction ($75,000)
Boulder Day Nursery – Debt reduction ($75,000)
Center for People with Disabilities – Concept: Accessible driveway construction ($25,000)
Imagine! – Energy efficiency upgrades ($45,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless – Debt reduction ($75,000)
TEENS, Inc. – Lighting, energy efficiency upgrades ($25,000)
YWCA – Debt reduction ($75,000)
2005
Boulder County AIDS Project – Building purchase ($95,000)
Boulder Day Nursery – Debt reduction ($45,000)
Boulder Preparatory High School – Building purchase($45,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless – Debt reduction ($55,000)
Dental Aid – Purchase and expansion of a building ($75,000)
Habitat for Humanity – Purchase of land for 8-home complex ($40,000)
OUR Center – infrastructure repair and renovation ($45,000)
Longmont Children’s Council – Debt reduction ($80,000)
YWCA – Debt reduction ($70,000)
2004
Boulder Day Nursery – Debt reduction ($50,000)
Children’s House Preschool – Building purchase ($25,000)
Family Learning Center – Renovation and improvements ($25,000)
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless – Debt reduction ($100,000)
Special Transit – Roof renovation ($25,000)
Tiny Tim Center – Construction of building ($25,000)
YWCA – Debt reduction ($100,000)