*Note: The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition is a partner, friend, and the nonprofit fiscal sponsor of the East Colfax Community Collective (ECCC).
Help protect & preserve the spirit of the East Colfax business community! 100% of donations will directly support small businesses in East Colfax. Donations are tax deductible.
There are approximately 200 community-serving businesses in East Colax. The majority of business owners identify as an immigrant and/or refugee. And, nearly half are owned or co-owned by women.
East Colfax embodies the true essence of our community and these businesses have always been there to support us. Together, we have a real opportunity to protect and preserve the spirit of the East Colfax small business community.
Stay at home orders have forced the large majority of East Colfax corridor businesses to shut down or significantly reduce hours. Our small businesses are the backbone of this neighborhood and we are in crisis, struggling to pay rent and make ends meet both at home and at our workplaces.
A stroll down Colfax (between Colorado and Yosemite) and you’ll find delicious, authentic multicultural restaurants, corner store bodegas, experienced tattoo artists, and friendly barber shops and hair salons that are an integral part of the fabric of our neighborhood.
We believe in the power of our community and ask you to donate to our independent, grassroots, East Colfax Small Business Relief Fund to make sure that the resources reach the business leaders who need them.
Our Fund is created and managed collectively by local business leaders, and we will jointly decide how funds will be used to directly support our fellow East Colfax corridor businesses. Businesses who are at most risk of closing, will be the top priority of our relief efforts As a donor and our neighbor, you are an extension of the East Colfax business community. We are dedicated to transparency and will share with you the businesses you helped save and show you exactly how your generous donation was used.
We are all in this together.
About East Colfax Community Collective
The East Colfax Community Collective (ECCC) is a newly formed grassroots, community-led organization of local non-profits, immigrants, refugees, small business leaders, renters, homeowners, and the allies that support us.
Our mission is to ensure that policy decisions in East Colfax are driven by the diverse community members who call East Colfax home.
Learn more about the ECCC's recent advocacy efforts:
East Denver small business owners want say in development plan to prevent displacment - Colorado Independent
East Colfax housing providers halt evictions during COVID-19 outbreak - ColoradoPolitics
ECCC advocates for equitable and inclusive engagement with the East Colfax community in all policy spaces. We believe that those most impacted by policy decisions should always have a seat at the table and agency over our own lives.
We formed in October of 2019 due to the essential need to organize, add protections against displacement, and establish urgency around construction and preservation of affordable housing in Denver’s East Area Plan, the 20 year development plan for the East Colfax corridor including the neighborhoods of East Colfax, Hale, Montclair and South Park Hill.
The ECCC has worked hard to unite the diverse leadership of the East Colfax corridor and has built a truly multilingual and multicultural organization. Our meetings are well attended and held in multiple languages that represent the Ethiopian, Latino, Eritrean, Afghani, Rohingya, Burmese, Karen, Indonesian, Congolese, Ally, and Karenni communities.
Join our ECCC community: https://www.facebook.com/EastColfaxCommunityCollective/.