About

The Jared Polis Foundation (JPF) is a 501 (c) (3) operating foundation that supports education, technology, and community throughout Colorado. Through our operating programs, the foundation focuses on supporting Colorado teachers and schools. Through providing continuous technical support to the alternative charter high schools the foundation founded, New America Schools and the Academy of Urban Learning, the foundation focuses on creating school choice for students who need options beyond traditional, comprehensive high schools. JPF also works closely with The Community Computer Connection 501 (c) (3) to provide support for their computer refurbishment of more than 4,000 computers annually, which are sold at a significantly discounted rate to nonprofits and schools.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in our work:

  • Volunteers – Help out at our computer refurbishing center to rebuild computers for non-profit organizations and schools. Prior experience is not necessary. Click Here to learn more.
  • Mentors – Mentor at-risk students at the Academy of Urban Learning or recently arrived immigrant youth at the New America School.
  • Tutors – Support students reach their academic goals by tutoring at the Academy of Urban Learning and helping students with general high school studies, or tutor recently arrived immigrant youth at the New America School by assisting them with English Language Acquisition, general studies or a creative learning project.
  • Work-Study Interns – Each summer we hire ten high school interns to participate in our Community Computer Connection refurbishment program. We also accept ongoing applications for work-study interns through our DeVry University partnership for Community Collaboration.

Thank you for your support!

Please contact Gina Nocera, Executive Director @ 303.865.3980

FAQ

What is an operating foundation?
An operating foundation is a 501©(3) organization classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a private foundation whose primary purpose is to conduct educational or social welfare programs determined by its governing body or establishment charter. Find out more about private operating foundations:

How do I donate computers?
Click here to find out how you can donate computer equipment through Community Computer Connection “C3”.

How do I receive computers?
Click here to see if your school or non-profit qualifies to receive FREE computers.

Can I receive a free computer for myself as an individual?
Unfortunately C3 does not provide computers directly to individuals. C3 does, however, provide computers for schools and non-profits where individual students can receive a computer for home use through a Learn and Earn model. Click here for more information.

Do you recycle computers? Who does?
Unfortunately, C3 does not have the resources to be a recycler. If your equipment does not meet the minimum specifications or is not working, please contact a recycling organization such as Eco-cycle (303-444-6634) to dispose of your computer equipment properly and responsibly.
Click Here for a list of some recyclers in Colorado.

Do you give grants?
No, JPF does not provide traditional grants to other nonprofit organizations. The Jared Polis Foundation Gift Fund at The Community Foundation of Boulder County awards grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations focused on education, health, environment and diverse/healthy communities. To learn more, please visit www.jaredpolis.com/philanthropy