Voqal Invests $150,000 to Advance Racial and Social Equity in Colorado

Voqal is excited to announce grants to 10 organizations working in Colorado to create a more racially and socially equitable community. The grants to Another World is Possible Fund ($5,000), Black Lives Matter 5280 ($10,000), COLOR Action Fund ($17,452), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Action Fund ($15,405), Colorado People’s Action ($19,500), Denver Justice Project ($10,000), Free Speech TV ($10,000), Mi Familia Vota ($19,500), Soul 2 Soul Sisters ($34,500), and Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism ($10,000) reflect Voqal’s commitment to supporting the grassroots organizations that are working to address the racial and social inequities that have come into sharp focus over the past year.

Another World is Possible Fund
A program of the Chinook Fund, the Another World is Possible Fund is a vehicle to invest in the social justice organizations that are fighting for both a just response to COVID-19 in the short term and a visionary future for the world in the long term.

Black Lives Matter 5280
Black Lives Matter 5280 is building a violence-free Denver where Black people are valued, protected, and free.

COLOR Action Fund
COLOR puts tools in the hands of people to ensure everyone can be active and work with public officials to influence policy change. It works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, and self-determined lives by holding elected officials accountable to the Latinx community’s issues and electing people who support its mission. Funding from Voqal will help efforts to mobilize Latinx voters to the polls in November.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Action Fund (CIRC)
CIRC is building a strong and thriving Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to a fair and just quality of life and the opportunity to live united with family members. With support from Voqal, CIRC is conducting a robust campaign to engage New American and BIPOC voters in the 2020 election.

Colorado People’s Action (CPA)
CPA is a member-led, racial justice organization dedicated to building governing power in Colorado. To ensure that those most impacted by the issues not only have a seat at the table but also lead the decision-making processes, it engages people of color and voters in its work not only during the election but also year-round as it works to develop new leaders in its communities.

Denver Justice Project
The Denver Justice Project works with historically marginalized communities to address systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, advocacy, and collaborative education.

Free Speech TV
Free Speech TV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. It empowers an informed and active citizenry to build a more just, equitable world.

Mi Familia Vota
Mi Familia Vota builds Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and engaging voters year-round. Voqal is supporting the organization’s social and economic justice work involving citizen workshops, voter registration drives, and ongoing voter participation.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters
Soul 2 Soul Sisters unapologetically intersects Black faith/spiritualities, radical reproductive justice, increasing the power of Black voters, and reparations. It aims to create a world where all racial/ethnic groups work together to dismantle personal and systemic racism toward developing healthy, just, and liberative communities.

Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA)
YAASPA encourages and supports disengaged and underserved youth to participate in their communities socially and politically, in order to make changes within their community.

Voqal is honored to support these amazing organizations that are working every day to create a more socially and racially just world for all.

Learn more about Voqal’s grantmaking on our grants page.