Each year, the E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation awards up to eight $2,500 grants to nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt government entities along the E-470 corridor and throughout the state of Colorado. Additionally, this program provides $200 donations to local High School After Prom events.
High School After Prom
As a part of E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation program, $200 is granted to selected high schools in the area to fund towards their After Prom events, in an effort to provide a safe and fun choice for students to attend.
In 2019, 23 local high schools each received a grant for their After Prom events. This year's high school recipients include:
|Arapahoe High School||Frederick High School||Mead High School|
|Arvada West High School||Grandview High School||Regis Jesuit High School|
|Brighton High School||Heritage High School||Rock Canyon High School|
|Centaurus High School||Highland High School||Strasburg High School|
|Chaparral High School||Highlands Ranch|
|Cherokee Trail High School||Holy Family High School||Vista PEAK Preparatory School|
|Douglas County |
|Jefferson Academy Secondary School||Weld Central High School|
|Englewood High School||Lutheran High School|
2019 Grant Recipients
The Transportation Safety Foundation board of directors proudly awarded eight transportation safety grants in 2019 to support teen driving education and seat belt safety, transportation safety for seniors and veterans, impaired driving prevention, and car seat safety programs in our local communities.
Aurora Fire Rescue
Aurora Fire Rescue aims to reduce injury and severity of injuries to children during a motor vehicle crash by providing car seat education and installation for city residents. Their goal is to have a least 4 car seat technicians on shift at all times and host regular car seat installation clinics at their fire stations. The funding from E-470's Transportation Safety Foundation will be used to certify or recertify 15 members, and obtain materials for Car Seat Check events and car seat giveaways.
Castle Rock Senior Activity Center
The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center provides services and programming to help adults aged 45+ to live independent and fulfilled lives and to "age in place." Funding from E-470's Transportation Safety Foundation will be used to provide 100 seniors and disabled adults transportation services in Douglas County.
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation
The Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation launched its Child Passenger Safety program in 2001 with the goal of reducing the number of serious pediatric injuries in traffic crashes, and to reduce the number of unrestrained child passengers. In an effort to achieve these goals, funding from E-470's foundation will provide 75 convertible car seats and 50 hours of in-kind staffing for child passenger safety classes and car seat installation.
Commerce City Police Department
The Commerce City Police Department Traffic Services unit is looking to educate the public about the consequences of impaired driving. To accomplish this, the police department plans to create a visual involving a car presenting the front half as a Commerce City Police Department vehicle, and the back half appearing as a taxi cab. This visual will be used throughout the community in demonstrations in order to send the message that drivers have a choice when deciding to drive while under the influence. The funding from the grant program will be used to prepare a vehicle for the visual, as well as for staffing at the demonstrative events.
Cultivate supports seniors ability to age in place with dignity and independence, and offers transportation as well as other essential Safety Net Services to adults 60+ along the Front Range. The funding provided from E-470's grant program will be used to cover general operational support for their Safety Net Services, which includes 200 rides to veterans and their family members over the age of 60.
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
The Rocky Mountain Deaf School was founded in 1997 by parents for Deaf and hard of hearing students who have struggled to find an educational opportunity that would support the unique needs of their children. The school plans on using the grant funding from E-470 to implement a Driver Education program for its students. The money will cover the cost to provide materials for the Driver Education programs, as well as to cover the cost of licensing a teacher to instruct the course.
South Metro Safety Foundation
South Metro Safety Foundation has been involved with the effort to save lives and reduce injuries through skills training and educational programs since 1991. The grant funds will be used as ongoing support for driver safety programs: The Crash Avoidance driving class for new teen drivers, Seat Belts Save Lives program, and License to Survive seminars for parents and teens about to begin the driving process.
WeeCycle was established in 2008 as a way match baby and toddler items to low-income Colorado families to ensure they have everything needed for healthy growth, development, and safety for their babies. 100% of the grant funds will go towards supporting their Safe Transportation Program to purchase new cars seats for low-income clients from WeeCycle's partner organizations.
The E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation would like to thank every grant recipient for your dedication and pursuit of public and transportation safety and your commitment to driver education.
Thank you all for making Colorado transportation safer.
The E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation raises its own funds separately from E-470 toll revenue by hosting biennial summer golf tournament fundraisers. The 2019 golf tournament will be held at the Pradera Golf Course in Parker, Colorado to raise ample funds to support our foundation and local safety initiatives. Thank you to all sponsors and participants for helping support transportation safety in Colorado!