The Working Together Foundation

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The Working Together Foundation

The Working Together Foundation empowers all members of the State of Colorado working family, employees and retirees, to help one another with emergency financial support in times of personal crisis.

The Working Together Foundation is a non-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, of which the majority is comprised of current or retired state employees. The role of the Board is to set policy and the general direction for the foundation, review grant applications, raise funds, manage finances and promote the foundation.  

The Working Together Foundation provides financial grants for housing, utilities, medical expenses, food, clothing and other basic needs during a crisis.

Grants to state employees, retirees and their families for:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Death in the family
  • Crime
  • Unexpected addition of a dependent
  • Loss of wages

All of the money donated to the Working Together Foundation goes to state employees or retirees in need. The Foundation does not maintain an office and there is no staff. Donations collected are used for administrative costs, such as mail and phone.



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Working Together Foundation
Mailing Address: 1373 Grant Street, Denver CO 80203
Voice Mail: 303-832-7298

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Apply for Help

Working Together is a non-profit organization based on the spirit of state employees helping state employees. Funds are donated by Colorado State employees and retirees to assist fellow employees and retirees in times of unforeseen crises, emergencies or personal hardships.

Grants, not loans, may be awarded for basic and essential living necessities such as: housing, utilities, uninsured medical expenses or property loss due to theft, fire or natural disaster; and,

  • are limited to one grant within a 36-month period, subject to the availability of funds;
  • not intended as an ongoing source of financial support; and,
  • processed on a "first come-first serve" basis; with priority given to first-time applicants.

Are you Eligible?

Active employees and retirees from all agencies and branches of Colorado state government may be eligible if:

  • you have at least six months' state service as a full or part-time employee (not temporary); and,
  • are in good standing, not under disciplinary action upon date of application.

How to Apply:

  • Complete all sections of the application form, including a date and signature;
  • Briefly describe your emergency situation such as, critical medical treatment; theft or damaged property; reduced household income due to personal or spouse's loss of wages; or, notice of utility service shutoff.
  • Provide proof of employment or retiree status: employee ID number, paystub or PERA statement.
  • Attach a copy of the bill or bills you are requesting assistance with including account name and number, current balance and due date. For example: a medical invoice, utility bill, rental/lease agreement with the landlord's name and rental property address.
  • Include any additional information to explain your situation and assist us in assessing your needs such as, pictures, insurance claims, utility shutoff notice, letter from a supervisor or co-worker.

Options to submit your application:

If you have a Google Account

  •  While signed in to your State Google Account, use the button below to complete the "Google Form Application."
  • Additional digital attachments can be uploaded with this online application.

If you do not have a Google Account

  • Use the fillable PDF: Download to your desktop and digitally fill it out. Then you can either print or save-as with your last name at the end of the file name.
  • Either mail your printed application to: Working Together, 1373 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203; OR,
  • E-mail the completed application to: 
  • Additional attachments can be mailed or emailed to the above addresses as appropriate.

If Approved:

Grants are issued in the form of a check payable to the specified creditor or provider and mailed to the applicant. CHECKS ARE NOT MADE PAYABLE TO THE APPLICANT OR A FAMILY MEMBER.

Still have questions? Send us an e-mail or leave a voice message at 303-832-7298.

Working Together shall not discriminate on the basis of any non-merit factor in awarding grants. No applicant shall be denied assistance on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Grants are awarded for basic essentials or emergency needs.

Working Together DOES NOT PAY for debt consolidation, credit card payments, litigation, poor financial planning, non-essential items, wage garnishments, taxes, bail, expenses related to vehicles, phones, cable services, life insurance or other non-emergency expenses.

Google Form Application