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 $750,000 in scholarships to minority youth throughout Colorado.
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 statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.
MEED is a partner with AmazonSmile. When you are making purchases just go to www.smile.amazon.com,
log in and pick Minority Enterprise & Educational Development as your charity and a donation
will be made to our organization. Then continue on to make your purchases in Amazon or Amazon Prime.
It is that simple.
MEED earns a donation every time you search the Internet and shop online when you select us
as your charity on Good Search. Go to www.goodsearch.com and select Minority Enterprise & Educational Development and then go shopping.
MEED is a registered PayPal Charity. All you have to do is go to the MEED website, click on donation to make a donation and MEED will automatically receive the benefits of being a PayPal Charity.
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