The Marigold Project

Where Seeds of Change Blossom: The Marigold Project's Vibrant Vision for a Just World

Beneath the Colorado sun, amidst the sprawling landscapes and bustling cities, The Marigold Project quietly cultivates a different kind of harvest. It's not one reaped from fertile fields, but one grown from the fertile ground of social justice, rooted in a passion for equity and fueled by the vibrant blooms of community action.

The Marigold Project is a private foundation founded in 2017 by Nathaniel Rateliff. TMP supports community and nonprofit organizations working on issues of economic, racial and social justice.

More Than a Foundation:

Forget stuffy boardrooms and rigid hierarchies. The Marigold Project is a pulsating organism, a dynamic network of passionate individuals and organizations united by a common goal: building a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Think of it as a vibrant marketplace, buzzing with ideas, initiatives, and unwavering support for those working on the frontlines of social change.

Sowing Seeds of Equity:

Their focus is as diverse as the Colorado landscape itself. Economic injustice, racial disparities, environmental challenges – The Marigold Project tackles them all by nurturing the seeds of change already sown by grassroots organizations and community leaders. They provide the nourishment these changemakers need in the form of:

  • Financial Grants: From seed funding to sustained support, The Marigold Project invests in the dreams of passionate leaders, fueling the engines of social innovation across the state.
  • Capacity Building: Whether it's grant-writing workshops, strategic planning sessions, or mentorship programs, they equip changemakers with the tools and skills to grow their impact and reach farther.
  • Collaboration & Connection: They weave a vibrant tapestry of community, fostering connections between like-minded organizations, leveraging collective strengths, and amplifying voices for greater impact.

From Groundwork to Global Ripple:

But The Marigold Project's reach extends beyond Colorado's borders. They understand that social justice is a global conversation, and they actively engage with national and international initiatives, sharing their expertise and learning from others. It's a constant exchange of knowledge, a cross-pollination of ideas that strengthens the global ecosystem of social change.

A Philosophy of Abundance:

And it all stems from a philosophy of abundance – a belief that the world holds enough resources for everyone to flourish. The Marigold Project doesn't hoard knowledge or funding; they share it generously, creating a ripple effect of empowerment that resonates far beyond their immediate circle.

Join the Garden:

Whether you're a seasoned social justice warrior, a newcomer to the movement, or simply someone who believes in a fairer world, The Marigold Project welcomes you with open arms. Donate your time, spread the word, collaborate on projects, or simply share your story – every action, however small, adds another petal to the vibrant bloom of change.

Find Us

Denver, CO, USA
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


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