Chinook Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the state of Colorado.

Chinook Fund Event at the Posner Center

WHO WE ARE

Chinook Fund has given out over $4 million in grants since 1987. Chinook Fund pools money from Colorado’s progressive community and distributes it back to grassroots groups working on a wide range of social change issues.

Chinook funding supports the most strategic work unfolding at the local level addressing issues of social and economic justice. Chinook Fund’s grassroots grantmaking is unique. We recruit our board, grantmaking committee, and Giving Project members from the communities we serve throughout Colorado. With the direct knowledge these grantmakers bring, we are able to respond to new ideas and fresh thinking. Chinook Fund makes grants that other foundations may view as “risky” but are often funding years later.

WHO WE ARE

Chinook Fund has given out over $3.6 million in grants since 1987. Chinook Fund pools money from Colorado’s progressive community and distributes it back to grassroots groups working on a wide range of social change issues.

Chinook funding supports the most strategic work unfolding at the local level addressing issues of social and economic justice. Chinook Fund’s grassroots grantmaking is unique. We recruit our board, grantmaking committee, and Giving Project members from the communities we serve throughout Colorado. With the direct knowledge these grantmakers bring, we are able to respond to new ideas and fresh thinking. Chinook Fund makes grants that other foundations may view as “risky” but are often funding years later.

Our Staff

  • Crystal Middlestadt<br>Pronouns: They/Them
    Crystal Middlestadt
    Pronouns: They/Them
    Executive Director
  • Ginnie Logan<br>Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Ginnie Logan
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Program Director
  • P. Barclay Jones<br>Pronouns: He/Him
    P. Barclay Jones
    Pronouns: He/Him
    Program Manager
  • Judith Marquez<br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Judith Marquez
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Grants Manager
  • Marie Medina<br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Marie Medina
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Grassroots Fundraising Manager
  • Trena Moya<br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Trena Moya
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Finance & Operations Manager
  • Mac Liman <br> Pronouns: She/Her
    Mac Liman
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Giving Project Caucus Facilitator
  • Zawdie Ekundayo<br>Pronouns; He/Him
    Zawdie Ekundayo
    Pronouns; He/Him
    Giving Project Caucus Facilitator

Board Members

  • Donna Chrisjohn<br>Pronouns: Wiƞyan/She/Her
    Donna Chrisjohn
    Pronouns: Wiƞyan/She/Her
    Board Co-Chair
  • Davian Gagne, MSW<br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Davian Gagne, MSW
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Board Co-Chair
  • Anna Eunjoo Ghublikian<br>Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
    Anna Eunjoo Ghublikian
    Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
    Board Secretary
  • Angela Daniels <br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Angela Daniels
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Chair of Development Committee
  • Angela Schreffler<br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Angela Schreffler
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Board Treasurer
  • VJ Brown <br>Pronouns: He/Him
    VJ Brown
    Pronouns: He/Him
    Board Member
  • Shannon Francis
    Shannon Francis
    Board Member
  • Selamawit Gebre <br>Pronouns: She/Her
    Selamawit Gebre
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Board Member
  • Candace Johnson <br>Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Candace Johnson
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Board Member
  • Matt Karkut <br>Pronouns: He/Him
    Matt Karkut
    Pronouns: He/Him
    Board Member
  • Erik Ortiz <br> Pronouns: He/Him
    Erik Ortiz
    Pronouns: He/Him
    Board Member
  • Pamela Reséndiz Trujano <br> Pronouns: They/Them/Elle
    Pamela Reséndiz Trujano
    Pronouns: They/Them/Elle
    Board Member