6 Colorado charities share $150,000 in Chase Community Giving: Denver Startup Week edition

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6 Colorado charities share $150,000 in Chase Community Giving: Denver Startup Week edition

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Friday, September 20, 2013 - 4:40pm

CAMPAIGN: Global Strength, Local Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

DENVER, September 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – At Denver Startup Week Basecamp launched by Chase, the winners of Chase Community Giving program’s Denver Startup Week edition were announced. The crowd-sourced philanthropy program, launched in 2009, ran a strategic campaign to award $150,000 in grants to Colorado charities.  From a pool of 13 non-profits focused on innovation, education and entrepreneurism, six charities were selected by Denver Startup Week participants who voted during events throughout the week. 

Chase is a major sponsor of Denver Startup Week, named the largest free entrepreneurial platform in the United State that involves more than 5,000 participants attending over 125 free entrepreneurial events.  Denver Startup Week Basecamp launched by Chase, has been the Week’s epicenter, with more than 2,000 people coming by for leadership programming, mentor sessions, networking and more. 

These six Colorado charities were Denver Startup Week participants’ choices to receive $25,000 each:

Cottonwood Institute

Cottonwood Institute's mission is to connect diverse students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations.

Kids Tek

The mission of KidsTek is to increase the technology literacy of Colorado's underserved children and youth by providing free technology education through innovative after-school project based programs and in-school certification programs.

Mi Casa
Resource Center

Mi Casa Resource Center is committed to advancing the economic success of Latino and low-income families. Through integrated program strategy of Career, Business, and Youth & Family Development services

Urban Peak

Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults.

Women's Bean Project

Women's Bean Project's mission is to change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise and by helping women discover their talents and develop skills through job readiness training opportunities.

Young Americans Center for Financial Education 

Young Americans is a non-profit organization for Colorado youth that offers a wide array of hands-on programs and real-life experiences that focus on financial literacy: banking and personal finance, free enterprise, global economics and entrepreneurship.

For more information about Chase Community Giving, follow @ChaseGiving and visit Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving. To learn more about what Chase is doing to serve its communities, visit www.jpmorganchase.com.

About Chase
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. In Colorado, the bank serves 1.5 million consumers and more than 100,000 small business Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. Follow @Chase and visit www.chase.com.

About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving was introduced in 2009 as a new way forward for giving. Since the program’s inception, nearly 3.8 million Facebook users have “liked” Chase Community Giving.  In total, millions of people have helped Chase donate over $30 million to over 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Chase Community Giving is part of JPMorgan Chase’s annual giving, which totaled more than $200 million last year.

Media Contacts:
Mary Jane Rogers @ Chase
303-244-1215, 602-332-1215

Erich Timmerman @ Chase Giving
212-622-4080, 845-239-6690

Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Chase | Corporate Social Responsibility | Denver | JPMorgan Chase | colorado | community giving | csr

CAMPAIGN: Global Strength, Local Impact

CONTENT: Press Release