It Takes a Community.



Foothills United Way is proud to recognize the following groups as LIVE UNITED® Collaboratives.

Each of these groups is composed of nonprofits, government agencies, school districts, faith communities, businesses, and other leaders in Boulder and Broomfield counties who have illustrated their dedication to collaborating with each other to solve some of our most pressing issues.

​Boulder County ABCD Partnership 

  • Boulder County ABCD Partnership is a chartered organization whose aim is to support and improve early childhood outcomes by strengthening the developmental screening process in Boulder County. Guiding principles include addressing high-risk populations with a focus on whole child development, local community collaboration, and support of existing programs, all from a family-centered approach.

    • (Partners: Imagine!, St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) Child Find, Community Pediatrician, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH), Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC), BCPH Family Health Division Manager, BCPH Children with Special Needs (CSN) Program, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Child Find, Boulder Day Nursery, Mental Health Partners, Kid Connects, BCPH Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program, Assuring Better Child Health & Development, Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC))

    • Priority Area: Early Childhood Success

Boulder Valley School District Arapahoe Ridge School-based Health Center Collaborative

  • Boulder Valley School District Arapahoe Ridge School-based Health Center Collaborative is comprehensive school-based clinic that brings primary, behavioral and oral health care providers to the school. Services are designed to identify problems early, provide continuity of care and improve academic success by helping the district meet the needs to the whole child.

    • (Partners: Boulder Valley School District, Boulder Valley Women’s Health, Kids First Health Care, Dental Aid, local mental health provider)

    • Priority Area: Early Childhood Success

The Bright EYES Coalition

  • The Bright EYES Coalition, composed of multiple Early Childhood partners in the Longmont/St Vrain Valley School District area, oversees an array of activities that are directed at supporting early childhood professionals and reaching families with young children with the information, resources and services they need to be the best possible parents and first teachers.

    • (Partners: City of Longmont, Born to Read, St. Vrain Valley School District, Niwot Medical Clinic, TLC Learning Center, YMCA, Gateway Montessori, Wild Plum Center Head Start, Aspen Child Development Center, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Front Range Community College, Parents as Teachers, Early Childhood Council of Boulder County, Boulder Public Health, Community Advocate, The Family Garde, Foothills United Way, St. John the Baptist Catholic Preschool, Bright by 3, Junior Jets Child Development Center, Sunset Academy)

    • Priority Area: Early Childhood Success

Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition (BHOC)

  • Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition (BHOC) is collaborative initiative working toward expanding and sustaining a broad spectrum of housing opportunities for all those who live, work, worship or play in Broomfield. The group represents diverse Broomfield entities with a common belief in the power of community to address needs and solve problems.

    • (Partners: Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition: Broomfield Community Foundation, Discovery Church, United Church of Broomfield, Broomfield FISH, FRIENDS of Broomfield, Broomfield Senior Resources Board, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Broomfield Early Childhood Council, Foothills United Way, Solvera Advisors (community member), Kassel & Associates (community member), University of Denver, Broomfield City/County Council, City and County of Broomfield Housing, Broomfield Health and Human Services, Broomfield Police Department, Keller Williams (community member))

    • Priority Area: Attainable Housing

Dream Big*

  • Dream Big*, a collaborative of Boulder County nonprofits, a local school district, government agencies, businesses, and other community organizations works to ensure all Boulder County youth and their families are provided the academic, social, and emotional resources needed to close the achievement and opportunity gap.

    • (Partners: Boulder County Housing & Human Services, Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder Valley School District, City of Boulder Family Resource Schools, City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Youth Services Initiative, Foothills United Way, “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County)

    • Priority Areas: Early Childhood Success and Community Resilience

*Indicates an Impact Initiative Grantee


DV/CPS Collaboration & Consultation Team

  • DV/CPS Collaboration & Consultation Team’s vision is keeping children in Boulder County safe, providing them with a supportive, nurturing environment, and supporting non-abusing parents who are also victims of domestic violence, helping families affected by violence and trauma become safe, stable and self-sufficient.

  • (Partners: Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Safe Shelter St. Vrain Valley, Boulder County Department of Housing & Human Services, Family Services/Child Protective Services Division)

  • Priority Areas: Early Childhood Success and Community Resilience

Human Services Alliance

  • Human Services Alliance works to improve the quality of life in Boulder County by enhancing the competency and collaboration of human service agencies, as well as educating and influencing the public and policy makers on matters that impact the availability and delivery of human services.

    • (Partners: ACORN School, Agape Family Services, Alternatives for Youth, Aspen Grove Preschool, Association for Community Living, Attention Homes, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Blue Sky Bridge, Boulder County AIDS Project, Boulder County Care Connect, Boulder County Legal Services, Boulder Day Nursery Association, Boulder Food Rescue, Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research, Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, Bridge House, Bridge to Justice, Center for People with Disabilities, Children First of the Rockies, Children’s House Preschool, Clinical Family Health, Colorado Legal Service, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Coal Cree Meals on Wheels, Community Food Share, Community Action Development Corporation, Dental Aid, Early Childhood Council of Boulder County, Education Foundation for the St Vrain Valley, Emergency Family Assistance Association, El Centro AMISTAD, El Comite, Family Learning Center, FOCUS Reentry, Growing Gardens, HOPE, I Have  Dream Foundation, Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County, Inn Between, Intercambio de Comunidades, Longmont Community Justice Partnership, Longmont Meals on Wheels, Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund, Lyons Golden Gang, Meals of Wheels of Boulder, Mental Health Partners, Mother House, Nederland Area Seniors, New Horizons Cooperative Preschool, OUR Center, OUT Boulder, Project YES, Rocky Mountain Legal Center, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, Safehouse (SPAN), Salud Family Health Center, Sister Carmen Community Center, TEENS Inc., TLC Learning Center, TRU Community Care, VIA Mobility Services, Voices for Children CASA, Wild Bear Center, Wild Plum Center, YMCA of Boulder Valley, YWCA of Boulder County)

    • Priority Areas: Early Childhood Success, Community Resilience, Attainable Housing

Human Services Transportation Collaborative (HSTC)

  • Human Services Transportation Collaborative (HSTC) is working toward creating a one-call transportation center in Boulder county, allowing older adults and people with disabilities to access transportation resources needed to maintain independence and well-being.

    • (Partners: Boulder County CareConnect, Via Mobility Services)

    • Priority Area: Community Resilience

Mountain Human Services Collaborative*

  • Mountain Human Services Collaborative* provides a broad range of basic needs services and referrals to other resources in support of vulnerable residents of Boulder County mountain communities. 

    • (Partners: Emergency Family Assistance Association, Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Nederland Food Pantry, Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance, Foothills United Way)

    • Priority Area: Community Resilience

* Indicates an Impact Initiative grantee.


NICHE: Nederland Inter-agency Council for Homeless Encampments

  • Nederland Inter-agency Council for Homeless Encampments (NICHE) is a collaborative organization working to foster public health and safety through care for the vulnerable, stewardship of natural resources, and respect for the needs of the mountain community. They connect people experiencing homelessness camping on public lands to assistance and programs and educate them for how to camp more safely with regard to wildfire prevention, wildlife interaction, waste management, weather preparation, and water purification.

No Student Hungry Partnership

  • No Student Hungry Partnership is dedicated to serving populations suffering from food insecurity. By supplying food insecure students and their families with meal ingredients during times when school is not in session, this partnership aims to decrease the cost burden associated with purchasing nutritious food, improve the nutritional status of BVSD students, and help increase awareness of resources for students and their families.

    • (Partners: Boulder Valley School District Food Services Department, YMCA of Boulder Valley, Community Food Share)

    • Priority Area: Early Childhood Success

Partners Bridging the Digital Divide*

  • Partners Bridging the Digital Divide’s* goal is to get all individuals and families in the BVSD footprint online by the end of 2023, focusing on skilling building and access to both digital devices and the internet across three target populations: families on limited income with school-aged, adults for whom English is not their first language, and elderly adults.

    • (Partners: Sister Carmen Community Center, Intercambio, Boulder Valley School District, Emergency Family Assistance Association, I Have a Dream Foundation, Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder Public Library, City of Boulder Human Services Family Resource Schools Program, CU Boulder Communities who Code)

*Indicates an Impact Initiative Grantee


SMILES Virtual Dental Home Collaborative

  • SMILES Virtual Dental Home Collaborative is working to increase access to oral health services, provide patients with the opportunity to establish a non-clinic based dental home and contribute to the increased quality of life in our community through the improved oral health of individuals. 

    • (Partners: Dental Aid, Mental Health Partners, Bridge House, Sister Carmen Community Center)

    • Priority Areas: Early Childhood Success and Attainable Housing

Promoting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years

  • Promoting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years* - Bringing CoAIMH (Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health) training to Boulder County will increase the understanding of early childhood mental heath among early care and education professionals, healthcare professionals, human services employees who work with families with young children and other caregivers. The evidence- and best practice-based curriculum will provide participants with the tools needed in the classroom and other settings to help children develop healthy social-emotional skills.

    • (Partners: Front Range Community College; Longmont Head Start, The Acorn School, Boulder County, Boulder Head Start, Parents as Teachers, Nurse Family Partnership, Broomfield Early Childhood Council, Harhashem Preschool, Boulder Valley School District, Sister Carme, TLC Learning Center (formerly Tiny Tim Learning Center), Mental Health Partners, Lafayette Public Library, Boulder County Public Health, Imagine!, Boulder Journey School, State of Colorado Childcare Licensing, St. Vrain Valley School District, CU Boulder, Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Foothills United Way)

    • Priority Area: Early Childhood Success


Truancy Improvement Project (TIP)

  • Truancy Improvement Project (TIP) works to reduce the use of detention, better identify and match services to truant youth and family needs, create better opportunities to share information about truant youth and understand their needs. Addressing the underlying needs of truancy underlying issues causing truancy reduces their likelihood of future juvenile detention and increases their likelihood of graduating, among many other positive outcomes.

    • (Partners: Boulder County Impact, Voices for Children CASA, Boulder County Impact, Boulder Valley School District, St Vrain Valley School District, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services - Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, Mental Health Partners, Boulder County - Family Resource Centers)

    • Priority Area: Community Resilience

Westlake Middle School Collaborative

  • Westlake Middle School Collaborative assess needs of students not proficient in math and are facing challenges to academic proficiency, and then links services with other community partners to meet the needs of the family such as basic needs, mental health, extra-curricular programming, and other barriers to educational success.

    • (Partners: Westlake Middle School, School Counselor, Westlake Middle School, A Precious Child, Inc., Bilingual Case Manager, Student and Family Outreach Program Adams 12 Five Star Schools, School Therapist, Mental Health Partners, Director of Child and Family Services, City of Broomfield, City of Broomfield, Adams 12 Intervention Services)

    • Priority Areas: Strengthening Families for Early Childhood Success and Community Resilience