Improving Lives with Employment and Entrepreneurship Education
Established in 1990, the Kenneth King Foundation is a private, grant making organization located in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to create opportunity for Coloradoans to reach their fullest potential for self-sufficiency through access to entrepreneurship, meaningful employment, basic needs and an improved quality of life.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
A recipient for many years, RMMFI empowers aspiring entrepreneurs who lack access to training necessary to ideate, initiate and execute their small business. We are also interested in supporting the growth of existing clients as they face the many challenges associated with sustaining and growing a small business.
First Southwest Community Fund
First SouthWest Community Fund invests seed capital in small businesses in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, helping grow local economies through training, loan capital and business development planning. The King Foundation’s investment intends to nurture and foster economic development in the San Luis Valley.
Kenneth King Impact
The staff makes extra effort to know our community, and to connect us with ideas and resources beyond their funding. A question asked by the Foundation during a COVID briefing with San Luis Valley business leaders about technology needs led to the revitalization of a shelved plan for valley-wide access to high speed broadband internet. With a collaboration of our council of government’s technical committee, our Development Resource Group, RPD nonprofit leadership committee and Colorado’s Community Resource Center (CRC), we are now funded to staff the project through other funders, and are moving full-force ahead.
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