Monday, August 3, 2020

Sponsors & Partners


The Park People relies on the support of funding partners who make our work possible. We have a mix of sponsors who support our programs, projects, and events. Over the years, we have also forged many strategic partnerships with fellow Denver nonprofits, citizen groups, and neighborhood associations. Those listed below are just some that have been integral to the success and impact of our work.

Program Sponsors


As Denver's primary utility supplier of electric power and natural gas service, Xcel Energy Foundation supports nonprofit projects that focus on the connection between environment and energy. We deeply appreciate our long-standing partnership with Xcel Energy, a committed, generous, and ardent supporter of our Denver Digs Trees program for more than 20 years.



Growing steadily since 1999, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation has funded worthy causes both locally and across the globe.  Whether it's sending aid to a women's shelter, supporting educational opportunities for at-risk youth or contributing funds to preserve and enhance local parks, every cause the foundation supports is focused on one thing: laying a sustainable foundation for a brighter tomorrow--for everyone.  The Park People is grateful for MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation's sponsorship of our Denver Digs Trees program and powerful support offering a generous matching fund this year!


Living Room Real Estate is a future-thinking real estate firm that believes in pairing people with the right place for a prosperous life, in creating healthy, sustainable communities, and in giving back. For each closing, Living Room Real Estate donates enough money for the The Park People to provide one tree to a resident in Denver. We are proud to have Living Room Real Estate's partnership in our Denver Digs Trees program.



OZ Architecture has been at the forefront of design for more than 50 years.  OZ has led the architecture and design of transformative, inspiring and artistic spaces around the world and is a long-time anchor of Denver's creative community. The firm is a collective of innovative thinkers driven by the mission to connect, collaborate and create. Also committed to community, OZ supports our Denver Digs Trees program to support the vibrancy of our local communities.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates and new tap fees, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. The Park People is proud to have Denver Water's support of our Denver Digs Trees program.



Colorado 811 is nonprofit dedicated to keeping Colorado's underground infrastructure safe from excavation damages. Anyone who is digging in the state of Colorado is required to click or call 811 at least three business days before they plan to dig. The Park People believes in planting trees - and safely! So our Denver Digs Trees program has a natural alignment with Colorado 811's goals for smart and safe digging! Click Colorado 811's logo to learn more about requesting free utility locates before digging.


As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. Graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experiences that are in demand today, while the city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region.  CU Denver offers more than 100 high-quality, in-demand programs of study, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and is the most ethnically diverse research university in Colorado, reflecting and shaping our urban setting. Thanks to CU Denver for supporting our Denver Digs Trees program.




The Giving Back Group is committed to providing exceptional real estate services for both buyers and sellers.  They strive to exceed client expectations and also generously give back to the community.  The Park People is pleased to be among the number of charities receiving 20% of The Giving Back Group’s commissions upon request.


Project Sponsors

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners.  Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.  As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.



Being socially responsible is not an obligation, it is part of who First Western Trust is. Since opening in 2004, First Western has invested more than $19 million in the form of donations, sponsorships, community development loans, and affordable housing investments to organizations and projects that are making a lasting difference in our communities. First Western’s associates are involved with a number of nonprofits in our communities, donating their time to local organizations by serving on boards and advisory committees, as well as through direct volunteering. First Western Trust is partnering with Stapleton United Neighbors to support one of Denver's under-canopied neighborhoods through a 2019 Mile High Tree Champions tree planting project.


Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is the registered neighborhood organization for the Stapleton community. Comprised solely of volunteer neighbors, SUN provides a working forum for residents to participate in pursuing the vision of Stapleton by creating, developing, and fostering a vibrant urban community dedicated to social equity, environmental responsibility, and economic opportunity. SUN is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its community and facilitates discussion on key issues with neighbors, engages in proactive problem-avoidance, and amicable problem solving. In partnership with First Western Trust, Stapleton United Neighbors is planting trees in the low-canopy Stapleton neighborhood through The Park People's Mile High Tree Champions program.


Metropolitan State University of Denver  has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Denver and Colorado through affordable degree programs, innovative public-private partnerships and a commitment to diversity. That’s why MSU Denver now stands not only as a preeminent public urban university but also a bastion of the American dream.  MSU Denver is sponsoring a Mile High Tree Champions tree planting in 2019, supporting our community and our local trees.



Basil Docs Pizza generously provides their phenomenal pizza to our hardworking volunteers.  Basil Docs has a strong commitment to community and is excited to continue connecting the dots = Fresh, Green, Neighborhood!  Like their motto says, they're not just your average pizza joint, Basic Docs is over the top and walking the walk!


With a tradition that began in 1941, RS&H is one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and consulting firms who has helped pioneers build the launch platforms for our national space program, create global airports that connect communities, shape progressive highway systems across the country, and provide facilities for Fortune 1000 companies.  RS&H continues to build on this long history of market-based, specialized experience, delivering time-tested insights to clients in: Aerospace, Aviation, Corporate, Defense, Health & Science, and Transportation.  RS&H is committed to their partnership with the Mile High Tree Champions program and supporting the Denver community by enriching local green infrastructure and nurturing the city's urban canopy.



A big thanks to ink! Coffee for their ongoing donations of coffee to fuel our hardworking volunteers.  No doubt, ink! Coffee built upon their following of coffee-loving zealots!  Coffee. Above all else!



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Agility Recovery has been helping reduce the impact of business interruptions on organizations and the communities they serve, for 30 years.  For every interruption from a hurricane to a burst pipe, Agility is your partner to make recovery and resiliency simple.  Agility Recovery is a 2019 sponsor of  the Mile High Tree Champions program, supporting The Park People to keep the Denver community in touch with the environment and moving toward a more sustainable future.


Credera is a full-service management consulting, user experience, and technology solutions firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging industry leaders.  Credera's deep capabilities in strategy, analytics, technology, and design ensure client success. Credera is a 2019 Mile High Tree Champions corporate sponsor, supporting Denver's community and our local parks and trees.




















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