Transportation Safety and Community Support
Serving eight member jurisdictions, E-470 is a proud community partner. Through our nonprofit Transportation Safety Foundation and our employee-led E-470 Good Guys, we demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve.
Transportation Safety Foundation
Each year, the Foundation awards up to eight $2,500 grants to nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt government entities supporting transportation safety, public safety, driver education and related educational programs in Colorado. Applications for the 2022 grant program are now closed.
The E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation was established in June of 2001 in celebration of E-470’s 10th anniversary. As a nonprofit corporation, the foundation fundraises to provide donations and grants as a means of promoting transportation safety. The funds raised for the foundation are designated for transportation safety programs such as child safety seat inspections, seat belt safety, driver’s education classes and related education throughout Colorado.
Read on to learn more about our 2022 grant winners.
2022 Transportation Safety Foundation Grant Recipients
Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council promotes programs and services that support a safe, smart and healthy start for young children and their families in Arapahoe County. Click here to learn more.
The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center provides services and programming including transportation services in Douglas County to help adults aged 50+ to live independent and fulfilled lives and to age in place. Click here to learn more.
As part of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, the Child Passenger Safety program works to reduce the number of serious pediatric injuries in traffic crashes and the number of unrestrained child passengers. The Foundation does this by providing convertible car seats, child passenger safety classes and car seat installation. Click here to learn more.
Cultivate provides seniors the 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 organization also provides rides to veterans and their family members over the age of 60. Click here to learn more.
Denver Police Museum is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote social impact by building bridges between citizens and the law enforcement of Denver. The Denver Police Museum’s new youth-focused Traffic Safety Program is designed for Denver Public Schools students in grades 10 and 11 and includes hands-on educational activities with real law enforcement officers from the Denver Police Department. This innovative approach to traffic safety education provides students with access to critical information in an engaging and unique format. Click here to learn more.
DRIVE SMART Weld County is a nonprofit community coalition made up of members of law enforcement, business, insurance, media, concerned citizens, schools, fire departments and health professionals that meet monthly. DSWC’s mission is to assist residents in reducing the loss of life, injuries, and property damage because of transportation-related crashes. Click here to learn more.
Save Our Youth offers long-term one-to-one mentor relationships on wise decision-making, including transportation safety guidelines, and the organization provides supplemental education programs to youth between the ages of 10 and 17, including public transportation vouchers to youth who attend the Summer Academic Recovery program. Click here to learn more.
South Metro Safety Foundation is an extension of the South Metro Fire & Rescue Authority that provides safety and injury prevention programs in the South Metro Denver areas including 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. Click here to learn more.
Thriving Families serves low-income women and families during pregnancy and just after a baby is born, offering evidence-based group educational programs, case management, mental health counseling, and home delivery of necessities for newborns, including car seats for safe travel from the hospital home and beyond. Click here to learn more.
Tri-County Health Department Nurse Support Program is funded through contracts with Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas County Human Services to provide nurse home visitation services for families working with county human services. The Nurse Support Program provides assessments, screenings, care coordination and referrals to resources for the entire family. The nurse home visitor also provides the family with education on a wide variety of topics related to parenting, health and safety. The entirety of the grant money received will be allocated to purchase child safety seats for families with no other resources to obtain a child safety seat. Click here to learn more.
WeeCycle is a Colorado nonprofit that collects new and gently used baby gear, diapers and other infant and toddler essentials and donates them to families in need throughout the state. They also have a car seat recycling program that enables them to recycle recalled, expired, or other unsafe car seats, preventing them from being used. Car seats can be dropped off at WeeCycle (located at 20 S Havana St, Ste 210 in Aurora) on Tuesdays from 9am-11am and Thursdays from 12pm-2pm. Click here to learn more.
High School After Prom Support
In an effort to provide a safe and fun activity for students to attend on prom night each year, the Transportation Safety Foundation grants $200 to selected high schools in the area to help fund their after-prom events. This year’s grant recipients are:
Adams County High School
Arvada West High School
Bear Creek High School
Centaurus High School
Chaparral High School
Conifer High School
Douglas County High School
Erie High School
Frederick High School
Heritage High School
Jefferson Academy Charter High School
Kiowa High School
Monarch High School
Niwot High School
Poudre High School
Rock Canyon High School
Standley Lake High School
Summit High School/Snowy Peaks High School
Vista PEAK Preparatory
Weld Central High School
Wheat Ridge High School
Windsor Charter Academy
Without utilizing toll revenue, the E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation was able to award more nonprofit organizations in 2022 after its 2021 golf tournament raised record proceeds – around $73,000 – for grant distributions in 2022 and 2023 as well as support future program expenses. In 2020, the Foundation began hosting a fundraiser at Top Golf to supplement funds for grants in-between years of the golf tournament. In summer 2022, they will hold a fundraiser at the Top Golf in Thornton and are planning their next golf tournament in summer 2023.
E-470 Good Guys
E-470 is dedicated to community stewardship! The E-470 Good Guys are a team of employees who charitably give back, fundraise and volunteer time to serve our neighbors and support local nonprofit organizations.
Good Guys 2019 Impact
In addition to donating more than $2,000 to Colorado-based charities, the E-470 good guys volunteered in person for Food Bank of the Rockies, donated coats to Coats for Colorado, donated candy to the Ronald McDonald House and the Denver Children’s Home and supported the Salvation Army Angel Tree and Buckley Adopt-a-Family.
bags of candy
pints of blood