The Marigold Project supports community and nonprofit organizations working on issues of economic and social justice.
The Marigold Project believes that all people deserve to be treated with respect. In order to move forward together, The Marigold Project seeks to fund strategies that solve problems caused by income inequality, boost civic engagement, spark creativity, offer equitable access to growing and eating good food, and encourage gender and racial justice. Funds we raise each year will be granted to organizations that propel our mission forward.
We know that how we operate in this space is just as important as the work we fund. We pledge to move ahead in humility and curiosity. We are here to learn from those who have spent their lives doing this work; we will call attention to it. We will share it. We will amplify it.
We look forward to supporting historic institutions, brilliant ideas and driven individuals. We are a new funder and we are excited to dig in and learn. We hope you will join us on the road ahead.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $52 million to help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms. Farmaid.org
The Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC) is Colorado’s largest public health agency specifically working with people who inject drugs. The HRAC works with one of the most stigmatized and complex populations in the nation. Currently, over 7,500 people have enrolled in their programming, with 150 visits per morning. HRAC is Colorado’s only syringe access program (SAP) that operates its fixed site as a drop-in day shelter. 70% of HRAC’s participants are homeless, or transitionally housed, and this drop-in is one moment of respite they have each day to meet their basic human needs like using a bathroom, charging their phone, having a hot cup of coffee, talk realistically about their drug use, or even just to lie down in a space where they feel safe. This also helps HRAC staff stay connected to the health of participants while providing them with tools and strategies to maintain their health. harmreductionactioncenter.org
For 100 years Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) has been the community safety-net for families who have nowhere else to turn when they can’t meet their basic needs. EFAA provides assistance with food, housing, and direct financial assistance for things like utilities, rent, minor medical expenses and transportation. Through their strengths-based case management and multitude of services offered, EFAA supports families, seniors, and people with disabilities in their efforts towards financial stability and self-sufficiency. efaa.org
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and women and their children escaping domestic violence. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.voacolorado.org