Supporters and Partners

In a rapidly changing world, the creative process is the cornerstone of learning. Creative learning not only creates innovative, critical thinkers and increases a child’s access to opportunities, it also cultivates vibrant and successful communities that embrace and foster lifelong learning and growth. It is with the generous support of organizations, businesses, and individuals that share our vision that we continue to provide programs that transform the lives of artists, youth and members of our community. Please take a moment to learn more about our sponsors and supporters—they are leading the way in doing good in our community!

We graciously thank our sponsors and supporters. These companies, foundations, and organizations have provided significant support to PlatteForum over the years, and without them, we would not exist. We thank them, from the bottom of our hearts, for investing in PlatteForum and for believing in our mission.

Major Sponsors

Riverfront Park Community Foundation
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
The Denver County Cultural Council
Colorado Creative Industries
HealthONE *201302014 CAMP Title Sponsor*
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Land Title Guarantee Company *2013-2014 ArtLab Title Sponsor*
The Anschutz Foundation
SM Energy
Sheila Fortune Foundation
The Spaulding Family Foundation
Vectra Bank
Staples Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Bellco Credit Union *ArtLab Scholarship Funder*
Adolph Coors Foundation
Anschutz Family Foundation
Fine Arts Foundation
GE Johnson *Exhibition Opening Sponsor for Ana Penalba (2013 resident) + Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation*
LewisGraham Art Consultants *ArtLab Scholarship Funder*
Neal Arts Fund
Urban Arts Fund
Morseman Family Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation
Consulate General of Canada in Denver

In-Kind Sponsors

Carmine’s on Penn
Google, Inc.
McLoughlin’s Restaurant and Bar
Jon and Tami Cox
Tamar Rosenfeld
Appetites Catering
Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek
Coca Cola
The Augusta Group


Interested in sponsoring PlatteForum? Let us know! Signal to your customers, our city, and to the world that your business is doing good in the Denver metro community. We offer a unique mix of engagement and promotional opportunities to our sponsors and partners.

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Board members Connie Robertson and Cynthia Treadwell with Carmine’s on Penn owner Brad Ritter


PlatteForum supporters enjoying a pasta-making party

PlatteForum supporters enjoying a pasta-making party


The Denver Cupcake Truck co-owner Sean Moore

The Denver Cupcake Truck co-owner Sean Moore


The best Latin Salsa band in Denver, Conjuntos Colores

The best Latin Salsa band in Denver, Conjuntos Colores


Partner Organizations

We partner with other youth-serving organizations in the Denver metro area. While this is not an exhaustive list, our current and past partners include the following organizations and schools:

Colfax Community Network
Many families living in poverty in the Denver area are forced to live in motels as a temporary solution to homelessness. While motels provide immediate shelter, the high cost of motel rent and the inability to secure the necessary funds for permanent housing often hold families in the “motel trap.” Conditions are often unsanitary, dangerous and overcrowded, leading to great distress for families, especially those with children.

Colfax Community Network advocates for and works on behalf of children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue by providing information, services and programs to strengthen and improve family and community life.

Learn more about Colfax Community Network

Joan Farley Academy at the Third Way Center
The Third Way Center offers truth and hope to high risk, mentally ill, disadvantaged, and often homeless adolescents and their families. Created in 1970 as an alternative to homelessness and incarceration for troubled youth, Third Way Center has since grown from one small shelter to a large continuum of programs and services. Through the efforts of founder, Dr. Hildegard Messenbaugh, and a team of talented and professional staff, Third Way Center offers a third way of living -a path to healing and wholeness through mental health treatment, quality education, and intensive life skills training in a home-like, safe environment.

Learn more about The Third Way Center

The Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation
The seeds of failure take root on our inner city streets: poverty, drugs, violence, hunger, crime, underperforming schools, language barriers, whole neighborhoods disenfranchised. Through it all, or perhaps in spite of it, our children dream. The Colorado “I Have a Dream®” Foundation (CIHADF) helps Denver’s most at-risk youth achieve their dreams through an award-winning, 12-year program of mentoring, academic assistance, life-skills development, cultural enrichment and partial scholarships for higher education.

Learn more about the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation