We care about beer and people!
From the beginning we have focused on building a culture of caring individuals that share a passion for helping others. Brewing Better Communities is our way of connecting people to local needs and opportunities over a craft beer. Track our most recent initiatives by following #BrewingBetterCommunities on Instagram or Facebook.
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1 Cause, 4 Programs
We support all causes year-round, but by targeting our primary programs towards addressing one overarching community need we can dedicate ourselves to learning and supporting the best methods for driving positive change.
2022 Cause: Housing Stability
Weld County is one of the most unaffordable housing markets in the nation.
Brew For One™
One way we can give back is
through our 10k IPA Series
One way we can give back is through our 10k IPA Series
The 10K IPA series is one of our unique approaches providing targeted support to the causes we care about. This effort officially launched in January of 2021 with the intent to periodically raise awareness and money through beer sales and give at least $10,000 to a charitable organization committed to the cause. We are dedicated to making these 10K IPA partnerships four to six times a year so that we may provide continuous opportunities to build new and lasting relationships in the communities we are in.
10K IPA: #GiveASh!rt
This time around we've teamed up with Somebunny Cares, a local nonprofit that provides unique post-op mastectomy shirts featuring hidden drain pockets along with support accessories, quirky gift items and outreach for women going through breast cancer. Brewed with love for Somebunny Cares, our 10K IPA: #GIVEASH!RT Edition will provide 200 breast cancer surgery recovery shirt kits to people immediately after diagnosis. Join the #GiveASh!rt Campaign!
About The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
About The Sexual Assault
Victim Advocate Center
Each year, SAVA provides confidential support to over 1,200 victims of sexual assault and provides education to over 1,000 community members and 9,000 students. SAVA now serves as the only rape crisis center in Larimer and Weld Counties dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of sexual assault survivors.
For more information about SAVA, visit savacenter.org.
About A Woman’s Place
For more than forty years, A Woman's Place has provided services for survivors of domestic violence. During 2020, A Woman's Place answered 712 crisis phone calls and provided safe shelter to 273 individuals. AWP’s services include emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, information and referral, youth services, counseling, legal advocacy and outreach education for women, men, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals and families. AWP’s 29-bed facility is the only safe house in Weld County.
For more information about A Woman’s Place, visit awpdv.org.
The 10K IPA will allow A Woman’s Place to provide crisis support and community training to stop domestic violence. For SAVA, the 10K IPA will benefit their prevention programming, which brings training and support to youth at local schools, camps and summer programs.
The House That Beer Built
Aster Legawi and her family traveled from Sudan by way of multiple refugee camps to Greeley Colorado, where they have lived and worked for the last three years. While raising her 4 children alone, Aster has been working diligently to bring her husband to the United States from a refugee camp in Ethiopia to reunite their family. All the while the Legawi family has lived in a two-bedroom apartment that is in constant need of repair and frequently targeted by thieves and vandals.
Like many of us over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced new challenges such as attending school online and being quarantined to close quarters for extended periods of time. During this time, the children have had to take turns sitting in the bathroom to present to their class online. As a part of our Brewing Better Communities initiative to support affordable housing efforts, the proceeds of this quarters 10K IPA is going towards Aster’s partnership with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity to provide her children with a safe and comfortable home where they can grow and learn.
To learn more and support projects like this in our community visit Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity (greeleyhabitat.org)
10K IPA: Unite Edition
The 10K IPA: Unite Edition was brewed to seed the WeldWerks Diversity Scholarship and support UNC’s UNITE Program, a cohort that gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to begin or continue conversations in relations to equity and inclusion across a broad range of identities, and the university’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, a mentor program that provides support to undergraduates along the gender, sexuality and romantic spectrums.
WeldWerks Diversity Scholarship
$4,000 Annual scholarship for prospective and current UNC students of color. We pledge to increase the endowment to $100,000 by the end of 2022 so that the scholarship may continue to provide opportunity for future generations.
To learn more about this scholarship visit here
Who do we give to?
Our support is cause related and specific to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. If you are not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, it is likely that we will decline your request.
Where do we give?
Our primary focus is supporting causes and organizations local to Weld County. Exceptions may be made depending on the cause.
What do we give?
When to submit a request?
- At least 30 days in advance
- Local pick-up only
If your request meets the above criteria, fill out the application form associated with your request type. If you are a nonprofit organization looking for a different type of support, fill out the contact form below. We will follow up within 1-2 weeks.
UNC Endowment Scholarship
What is it?
A $4,000 annual scholarship for prospective and current UNC students of color that have an interest in brewing science (not required). We pledge to increase the endowment to $100,000 so that the scholarship may continue to provide opportunity for years to come.
To learn more about this scholarship visit here.
What is it?
WIF is our annual invitational beer festival among our national community of breweries, beer lovers and friends. 100% of the proceeds from our Invitational Festival go towards supporting WeldWerks Community Foundation programs for the betterment of Weld County.
How can we help your organization?
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