Ours To Own Denver Wins Big at CO Impact Days
March 24, 2016
Earlier this month, we had the great privilege to participate in the first annual CO Impact Days event in Denver. This three day impact extravaganza trained investors, inspired audiences, and featured local social ventures doing incredible work to make the great state of Colorado a better place.
You can read more about CO Impact Days here.
This event culminated in a social venture showcase and awards ceremony where 60 social ventures were on display and six were chosen as “best” in their track. The tracks included: Arts, Culture, and Creative Enterprise; Renewable Energy; Environment; Education and Early Childhood; Health, Wellness and Food; and Economic Development and Social Justice.
Ours To Own in Denver was one of the 60 organizations selected to join the showcase and was chosen as the winner of the Economic Development and Social Justice track. We were thrilled to have a chance to share our story with the army of changemakers gathered at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
And what is our story? Ours To Own is a place-based investment initiative in Denver that was launched approximately 18 months ago to allow people who live in or love Denver to invest in the city’s equitable future through a fixed-income investment product. So far, the campaign has raised more than $4 million through our Ours To Own Denver targeted Community Investment Note which has enabled us to invest in projects like these:
The preservation of affordable space for Denver’s most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises
An affordable loan for a veteran-owned business seeking funding to expand, grow, and hire
The creation of a new affordable housing and community assets near a future transit stop
Want to get involved? You can join hundreds of your neighbors and friends by investing in Denver today.