The Denver Executive Association has a commitment to the Denver and Front Range community: a commitment that is baked into our model and integrated into everything we do.
We have a dedicated seat in our group that is given to a single nonprofit for a two-year term. That group is carefully vetted and chosen through an internal process to ensure they are a good fit and a cause that our membership can feel passionate about.
For the last 10 years, we have supported — both monetarily and professionally — Urban Peak, Providence Network, Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, Colorado Young Leaders (CYL) and Tennyson Center For Children. Our current nonprofit (through 2023) is Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute creates the space for communities and people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship. RMMFI invests in entrepreneurs’ personal and business development through a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community. Since 2008, RMMFI has supported the launch or expansion of 318+ businesses in Denver, Aurora, and the San Luis Valley, 90% of which are owned by women and/or people of color.
What makes RMMFI different? They don’t just invest in businesses; they invest in people, and they do it with more than dollars. RMMFI focuses on the whole entrepreneur, helping individuals build strong foundations both personally and professionally to create impact for their business, their household, and their community.