Welcome to MEED

Designated Colorado 501(c)3 organization

Minority Enterprise & Educational Development (MEED) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to positively impact Colorado's minority communities by providing educational opportunities, empowering minority businesses, recognizing business successes of minority ventures and giving voice to the power of collaboration through scholarships, training and celebration of the states cultural diversity.

MEED began in 1984 with a group of volunteers that were responsible for organizing the Minority Enterprise Develpment (MED) Week for the State of Colorado.  This week was designated by President Ronald Reagan to honor the many successful minority enterpreneurs in our country.  In 1998, the volunteers started a scholarship program for high school students in the Denver Public School System, giving $1,000 scholarships every year to high school seniors.  In 1996 the group felt that it needed to formalize to be a stand alone entity and applied for non-profit status.  MEED was granted this status in 1997.  During this same time, the Helping Other People Emerge (HOPE) Scholarship was implemented and the focus of the scholarships changed from high school to middle school students.  Since then, MEED has distributed over $575,000 in scholarships to minority youth throughout Colorado.
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CFC # 96410
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6740 E. Hampden Avenue, Suite 106 I  Denver  I  CO  I  80224  I  303.296.2969  I  303.592.1596 fax  I info@meedcolorado.org
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New Partnership!
Colorado Gives!











Minority Enterprise & Educational Development  (MEED) is participating with Colorado Gives. Created by Community First Foundation in 2007, ColoradoGives.org makes fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors.  Colorado Gives Day is an annual statemwide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. 

For the first time ever, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated.  Please join us on 12.09.14. Every dollar you donate is 100% tax deductible.

When:24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
     How:Donate online at ColoradoGives.org or schedule your donation in advance
(starting November 2014).






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Trailblazers: Women Entrepreneurs Of The New Generation!
Each year strong, successful women business owners in non-traditional fields are selected to sit on a panel to talk about their pathway to success. They are discussing what they have learned along the way with tips for other business owners on how they can be successful. This year MEED has partnered with WBEC-West to bring you a panel of women in the construction industry who have broken stereotypes, boundaries and glass ceilings, helping to build our economy and carving a path for women business owners today. Get the chance to talk to them about some of the tools in their toolbox and to learn about the pitfalls
and their successes.

You will also learn tips from a corporation on how you too can utilize all of the tools in your business toolbox.

When:March 11, 2015
    Where:       Denver City & County Building
 
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Save The Date!
16th Annual MEED Classic Golf Tournament!
MEED raises funds for its scholarship programs by holding the Annual MEED Classic Golf Tournament.
This annual event is held at Fox Hollow Golf Course, Lakewood CO. The tournament features golf for 144 participants,
luncheon, and awards reception.

When:June 11, 2015
  Where:Fox Hollow at Lakewood
   13410 W. Morrison Road
Lakewood, CO 80228
  Time:Shotgun Starts at 7:30 a.m.

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Coming Soon!
3on3 Basketball Tournament
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On Going!
Backpack Drive
We are in our 12th year of running this worthwhile project.
We collect backpacks and school supplies all year. 

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On Going!
Fundraising with FanTree!







Minority Enterprise & Educational Development  (MEED) has joined up with FanTree. Please see the information
below and click on the link to purchase COOL items and also benefit MEED’s scholarship and backpack collection programs.
For every purchase of a Kenneth Faried backpack on FanTree, $10 will be donated to MEED. 
Please join us and help provide the leaders of tomorrow with the supplies they need today.

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On Going!
Fundraising with Women's Bean Project!
35% OF ALL Sales Benefit
MINORITY ENTERPRISE & EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Gourmet Food, Handmade Jewelry, Gift Baskets & Bundles
ORDER ONLINE: www.womensbeanproject.com USE COUPON CODE MEED11








ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. Your donation made at coloradogives.org/MEED will help us end the year strong