CLA Foundation Grants Total $1.7 Million Since 2015
February 7, 2018 — CliftonLarsonAllen is pleased to announce that its charitable foundation, the CLA Foundation, completed its second grant cycle of 2017 by awarding $475,000 to 27 organizations engaged in job training, education, and career development in communities across the country. Together with the $305,000 awarded to 17 organizations earlier in the year, the Foundation has granted a total of $780,000 to 44 recipients in 2017.
Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has granted more than $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations across the country. All funds are donated by CLA personnel and retirees. All award recipents are nominated and selected by CLA personnel to support the Foundation’s mission: To promote and support diverse individuals and organizations by connecting networks, advancing work readiness, and creating career opportunities. Grants are issued to organizations that align with the mission in three areas: education and youth development, employment and career building, and entrepreneurship and small business.
Winter grant cycle recipients: Avivo, Breakthrough Twin Cities, Christel House International, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), Dress for Success Charlotte, Elevate Orlando, FareStart, Higher Achievement, JEVS Human Services, Junior Achievement (Arizona, Central Illinois, Greater Kansas City, and Southern Massachusetts), Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), Network for a Better Future (Better Futures of Minnesota), Northside Achievement Zone, Rockford Rescue Mission, Santa Fe Alliance for Science, Spark Youth, Strong City Baltimore, The 13th Man, Inc., The Foundation for Hispanic Education, Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED), Power of the People Leadership Institute, Towers of Excellence Foundation, Green Garden Bakery (a program of Urban Strategies, Inc.), Wallin Education Partners.
About the CLA Foundation
The CLA Foundation does not accept grant proposals directly from outside organizations. All grant nominations originate with CLA team members — each year CLA team members are invited to nominate organizations they believe are making a difference in their community and match the foundation’s mission.
CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,200 people, 120 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.