Beanstalk Foundation

What's right with Colorado is right next door.

Children organizations driven by remarkable leaders

Emphasizing positive impacts in the lives of young people.

Organizations & Leaders

Firefly Autism

Jesse Ogas

Firefly Autism is a Denver-based 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness for and serving children and family affected by autism.

The Rise School of Denver

Meghan Klassen

The Rise School of Denver provides unparalleled educational services to young children of diverse skill levels.

Dolls for Daughters

Jessica Bachus

In 2007, Jessica Bachus started Dolls for Daughters, after her daughter Kenzi was stillborn. She created an annual holiday Toy Drive for Colorado children who would not otherwise have toys during the holidays. Today, Dolls for Daughters collects more than 20,000 toys, stocking stuffers, books, toothbrush/toothpaste kits and more.


Jayme Ritchie

Jayme Ritchie’s WeeCycle, an organization that weecycles (get it?) the baby gear that a family with older kids no longer needs and gets it to the new parents who need it most. Through WeeCycle, you can get a used stroller for your new kid, or a used crib, or a used (just about) anything.

Challenge Foundation

Alan Smiley

The Challenge Foundation ensures that students with boundless potential have the opportunity to apply it, and that the inequalities and circumstances that stand between some students and their shot at glory are razed.

Namaqua Outdoors

Wendy Woo

Namaqua Outdoors is more than a club. The unique Loveland school program is an exciting outdoor classroom for elementary students of Namaqua Elementary gets youngsters out of the classroom and into their world. These kids learn about their environment, the intricacies of their surroundings, and how to become young stewards of the planet.

Arts Street

Stella Yu

Stella Yu founded Arts Street to engage students in the arts, expression and freedom. It provides the opportunity to learn and create to youth whose school life or home life doesn’t afford them an easel, a box of colored pencils, and the space to get out of their heads and into their hearts.

SPROUT Program

Julie Candela

The SPROUT Program at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio fights to give single parents a chance at a college education. SPROUT is an acronym that stands for Single Parents Reaching Out for Unlimited Tomorrows. They offer a set of tools, to educate and empower, each single parent.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Deb Deverell

Just outside Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the small city of Cortez, Colorado, stands the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. It is a campus, a super school if you will, focusing on the history of the region and cultivating a true respect and connection with the past—for all its visitors.

Book Trust

Amy Friedman

Book Trust gets books into the hands of children who are eager to read, but whose family, economic or social situation doesn’t allow for them to make frequent trips to the library, or frequent trips to the book store.

Hour Children

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald

In 1986, Sister Teresa Fitzgerald and four other Sisters of St. Joseph led the opening of St. Rita’s Convent’s doors. They welcomed the children of imprisoned women.

Growing Colorado Kids

Denise Lines

Growing Colorado Kids, led by local lioness Denise Lines affords refugees in Denver’s neighborhoods that chance to seize the opportunities alluded to in one of our nation’s most notable claims. Lines, who worked at Mercy Housing, discovered that some refugees living near her were struggling to even put food on the table.

Environmental Learning for Kids

Stacie Gilmore

Since 1996, Stacie Gilmore and her husband Scott founded ELK to guide Denver’s urban youth to nature, providing them experiences beyond the concrete jungle. ELK educates young people in science, math, leadership and careers, too.

Troop 444

Devin Riles

Troop 444 is Littleton, CO's oldest Boy Scout troop. Largely outdoor-oriented, the Troop members test their Scouting skills against other Troops from the Denver area each year. Troop 444 is most proud of their Summer Camp Program. They’ve conducted their own week-long camp since 1964.

St. Elizabeth's School

Ramsay Stabler

Denver’s St. Elizabeth’s School emphasizes inclusion through a unique tuition and enrollment program.

Brunch With A Purpose

Susan Stocks

Susan Stocks started Brunch With A Purpose in 2008. BWAP unites friends, neighbors, community leaders, restaurants and other sponsors to purchase holiday gifts for kids in the foster care system. BWAP wraps and delivers the gifts too, always keeping the gifter’s name anonymous.

Past Fundraisers