Everyone is a Maker and has the capacity to create. We create experiences, curate access to tools, materials, classes, and workshops, and host events in the greater Denver Area that introduce individuals to a wide variety of skills and activities. We empower makers to explore their craft, own their creativity and, if they wish, use their skills to give back to their local community.
— Through our programming and events, we have helped create environments and experiences for both youth and adults to explore their creativity and build skills for the future.
— During 2020, we organized 120+ volunteers over 5000+ volunteer hours to make 20,000+ articles of PPE. We awarded micro-grants to 13 makers who have learned a new skill or completed a new project.
— We create volunteer opportunities for makers who want to give back and, in 2020, launched Volunteer Maker Corps for makers 16 and older. We aim to host 4 community volunteer opportunities per year that align with hands-on activities that give back to the community.
— We created a multi-maker marketplace website where makers, who may have been displaced from their jobs, can sell their items online.
— We host events and activities while the adults and youth who have attended our events learned that, they, too, are capable of building a meaningful life by owning their creativity and making it uniquely theirs.
— We use our donations to purchase materials for pre-made maker kits that are distributed free to under served communities.
— We use our donations to purchase materials for hands-on events and workshops.
— We use our donations to sustain humanitarian relief efforts such as making sewn face coverings in a distributive manufacturing network. Masks are donated to organizations and communities in need.
— We use our donations to produce educational content for the community.
— We use our donations to award micro-grants to Colorado makers.
— We use our donations to thank our volunteers for their contribution.