Colorado Young Leaders is a nonprofit organization that trains high school students throughout Colorado with leadership curriculum endorsed by University of Denver’s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) and aligns those same students with profit or nonprofit organizations that they are passionate about. We set students up to seek adventure, build community and reflect on what they have learned through our service learning model.
“Very rarely do I have the pleasure of meeting someone who so skillfully combines business with heart in such a creative and powerful way. Rick Avery, founder of The Giving Back Group, has mastered this ability to impact by helping others. Colorado Young Leaders is thrilled to partner with Rick and The Giving Back Group to increase awareness about this amazing program. In addition, we welcome donations from home buyers and sellers so that we can continue to do the amazing work of creating "our future leaders today".
Native American Rights Fund
NARF improves the self reliance and self determination of Native communities by protecting tribal natural resources, enforcing treaties, preserving culture and more. In the words of Executive Director John Echohawk, "We ask for nothing more, and will accept nothing less than the U.S. Government keeping the promises it has made to Native Americans."
NARF currently represents more than 60 tribes in 20 states on a wide range of critical matters, including land issues, subsistence hunting & fishing, protection of sacred places, voting rights, Indian child welfare, water rights and environmental issues.
“We appreciate the efforts of the Giving Back Group to make charitable giving a part of their business model, and making the Native American Rights Fund a part of this innovative program. On behalf of the tribes we serve, you have our heartfelt thanks!”
John E. Echohawk
Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—a disease that takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. SMA can affect any race or gender.
Since 1984, we’ve directed and invested in comprehensive research that has shaped the scientific community’s understanding of SMA. We are currently on the verge of breakthroughs in treatment that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and lead to a cure.
We have deep expertise in every aspect of SMA—from the day-to-day realities to the nuances of care options—and until we have a cure, we’ll do everything we can to support children and families affected by the disease.