Denver Beer Co. Selects Environmental Learning for Kids as 2018 Non-Profit Partner
Colorado-based non-profit to be beneficiary of Denver Beer Co.’s community outreach and charitable giving for 2018
Denver, Colo. (March 12, 2018) – Denver Beer Co. today announced that it has selected Environmental Learning for Kids as the brewery’s official non-profit partner for 2018. In its third year, Denver Beer Co.’s charitable giving program is a formal and exclusive partnership with a Colorado-based non-profit organization designed to make a significant impact for that organization over the course of a year. Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) was selected from a pool of over sixty applicants to be Denver Beer Co.’s official non-profit partner for a twelve month term.
ELK serves more than 5,000 underserved, urban youth (ages 5-25) each year through year-round intensive programs and in-school/after-school programs by engaging and mentoring youth through science education and leadership development programs that provide a real-life context for learning. Through ELK’s programs, youth experience Colorado’s natural world, increase their academic science skills, become involved in their neighborhoods and get exposure to careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. ELK reaches diverse communities in Denver, Aurora and Commerce City by working directly with local schools, teachers and community groups by providing a wide variety of outreach activities. ELK reaches out to students who have been traditionally overlooked and under-encouraged in science and science-related careers, including youth of color and females, opening new doors of opportunity.
“We selected ELK as our non-profit partner this year because we believe in the importance of science education and exposure of Colorado youth to the natural world” stated Denver Beer Co. co-founder Patrick Crawford. “Now more than ever it is important to teach our kids to connect with their environment, to become stewards of our natural resources, and to appreciate the wild beauty that exists in our state. We are thrilled to support ELK and hope to make a significant impact to their amazing organization this year.”
Denver Beer Co.’s non-profit partner program, which is open to any tax-exempt non-profit organization headquartered in the state of Colorado, was created to make a significant impact in the community through joint fundraising efforts, public awareness, and service. Since its inception in 2016, Denver Beer Co. has raised over $22,000 for its partner non-profit organizations. Denver Beer Co. has partnered with First Descents and Denver Mountain Parks Foundation in past years.
Through the 12-month term of the partnership with Environmental Learning for Kids, Denver Beer Co. will donate proceeds from two major festivals including the GABF Collaboration Celebration and Summer Shindig, provide free event space for ELK’s fundraisers or celebrations, brew a limited edition small batch beer for the organization, donate beer to fundraisers, events, and galas, provide volunteers, and promote the organization through various publicity campaigns throughout the year.
“Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) is honored to partner with Denver Beer Co,” stated Kim Weiss, associate director at Environmental Learning for Kids. “Their commitment to minimizing their environmental footprint, while a providing a friendly place for diverse Denverites from all walks of life to enjoy and converse together, is an inspiration to our next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.”
Each year Denver Beer Co. will open the application process to all Colorado-based non-profit organizations to become a non-profit partner for the following calendar year. Denver Beer Co was founded in 2011 and has three breweries including a taproom and brewery on Platte Street in downtown Denver, a taproom and brewery in Olde Town Arvada, and a production brewery, Canworks, in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood which focuses primarily on the brewing, canning, and bottling of beer for distribution. For more information, visit www.denverbeerco.com.