Why Cottonwood Institute Deserves Your Donation on #COGivesDay!

In 2017, Cottonwood Institute (CI) was working hard to change student’s lives by connecting students to the outdoors, increasing their environmental and self-awareness, and empowering them to become leaders to improve their schools, the community, and the environment. Below are just a few testimonies from students to highlight why CI deserves your donation on #COGivesDay! Connecting… Read more »


Alumni Engagement and Evaluation Report 2016

Cottonwood Institute (CI) has been delivering environmental education and service learning programs for the past 13 years and we were curious: What are the CI alumni we taught years ago up to these days and how did our programs impact them reflecting back years later? So we set out to re-engage our alumni what we… Read more »

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Best of 2015 Video: Watch. Give. Share.

2015 was an action-packed year, overflowing with student adventures!  We are excited to share our “Best of 2015 Video” to give you a glimpse into the wonderful experiences we provided thanks to our generous donors. Students were empowered to change their world and their communities one step at a time. This student sums it up well,… Read more »

Cottonwood Institute Best of 2014


Best Of 2014 Video: Watch. Give. Share.

2014 has been an amazing year and we can’t wait to share the incredible experiences we created for our students and share how they ignited change in their communities. There are 3 things you can do right now to help us reach our annual giving goal to raise $20,000 by December 31, 2014 to help… Read more »


Top 10 Inspiring Cottonwood Institute Stories From 2013

As we reflect back on the Cottonwood Institute programs we delivered this year we are incredibly proud of our students who really pushed themselves, stepped out of their comfort zones, explored the outdoors, and tackled some impressive Action Projects in 2013. By the numbers: This year we served 545 students (almost 100 more than 2012),… Read more »


Pre-Colorado Gives Day Happy Hour At Tom’s Urban 24

In order to beat the holiday and end of the year madness, we are excited to host a Pre-Colorado Gives Day Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Tom’s Urban 24 Upstairs Bar on 15th and Larimer in Downtown Denver. This is an exclusive free event for anyone who has made a… Read more »


Colorado Gives Day Happy Hour: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

COLORADO GIVES DAY: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Cottonwood Institute is rallying downtown businesses and supporters for happy hour to “give where they live…and work” for Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 4th from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Wynkoop Brewing Company, Upstairs Bar. We are encouraging folks to take off work a little early on Colorado Gives Day… Read more »