Wheat Ridge 2020 - Advancing Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable community

Support Wheat Ridge 2020 on Colorado Gives Day

Join caring Coloradans by participating in Colorado Gives Day 2012 today, Tuesday, December 4th. During a 24-hour period beginning at 12 a.m., Coloradans will join together to “Give Where You Live” and make online donations to participating local charities of their choice. One hundred percent of each donation goes to charity. Last year this effort yielded over $13 million to make our state a better place to live!

  1. 100% of your online contribution goes to charity, in this case Wheat Ridge 2020. Credit card fees are waived so that every dollar you donate goes directly to our programs.
  2. All donations are proportionally matched from an incentive fund of $300,000 thanks to the generous contribution of FirstBank.

Basically, this makes Colorado Gives Day the perfect opportunity to get in your end of year contribution to Wheat Ridge 2020. Everything you give goes directly to our programs improving Wheat Ridge.

To make a donation today on Colorado Gives Day all you have to do is visit https://www.givingfirst.org/wr2020. When you follow the steps below to donate to us through GivingFirst.org, 100% of your donation comes to us.

  • To donate, go to https://www.givingfirst.org/wr2020
  • Click on the big green button on the left Donate Now
  • Enter dollar amount
  • Select “Add to Cart” and follow instructions.
  • You can check out as a guest or create a free account

Thank you for your contribution in making Wheat Ridge a vibrant and sustainable community.

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Comments (0) Dec 04 2012

Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance

The Program

Wheat Ridge 2020 is continuing our program with the Jefferson County Community Development Department to provide energy efficiency home improvements to Wheat Ridge residents. A 0%, forgivable loan is available to income qualified homeowners for window replacement, attic insulation, and new roofs and gutters. Homes must be owner occupied. The loan is forgiven at the end of two years if the owner has continuously resided in the home.

Home Owner Eligibility

Funding for these home improvements is from the Federal Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Eligibility for the use of federal funds is limited by household size (all persons, related or unrelated, living in the home) whose combined incomes do not exceed the following amounts:

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
$44,500 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800

For more information, contact Denise Balkas, director of real estate development at 720-359-1030 or via email  (DBalkasatWheatRidge2020dotorg?subject=Energy efficiency program)  .


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Comments (0) Nov 28 2012

2012 Holiday Celebration on Ridge at 38

Sunday, December 2
4:30 – 7:30 pm
West 38th Avenue between Upham Street and Reed Street
The City of Wheat Ridge and Ridge at 38 businesses will kick off the holi­day season on December 2nd at 4:30 pm with free hayrides, fun kids art programs, carolers, and, of course, Good Ol’ Saint Nick! This will be followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 pm at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School at 38th Avenue and High Court.

Join Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio and City Council members as they throw the switch on the beautifully decorated tree. Santa arrives at 4:30 pm for a visit and free photo opportunities. In addition to Santa, the hayrides and carolers, businesses will be open and ready for shopping and pop-up artisan markets will be in place.

The event is sponsored by the City of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge 2020, Wheat Ridge Business Association, Ridge at 38 Leadership Committee, the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation, and FirstBank.


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Comments (0) Nov 28 2012

2012 Annual Meeting and Call for Nominations

All members are invited to Celebrate Wheat Ridge on Thursday, November 8th, 2012. We will enjoy some great food, celebrate accomplishments, recognize achievement, and elect our board of directors. Please join us.

     Celebrate Wheat Ridge and Board Election
     Thursday, November 8th
     5:30 – 6:00pm Cocktails & Networking cash bar
     6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner & Program ($20 per attendee)
     Abrusci's Restaurant, 3244 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge

Eight (8) board seats are available for nominations.  Board members serve 2-year terms with newly elected Directors seated at the January 2013 Board meeting.  We are looking for nominees who possess experience to help promote our organization's mission.  All nominees are asked to complete a Board Member Application, which can be found on our website.

The nominations committee is particularly looking for candidates with knowledge or skills in the following areas:

  • Marketing and branding
  • Special events
  • Fundraising
  • Financial services and lending
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Experience with a WR2020 program
  • Retail and restaurant experience
  • School or faith based community representation
  • Construction or property development experience

Please pass this on to anyone you believe will make a good board representative.  If you would like to nominate a candidate, please send an email to Britta at BFisheratWheatRidge2020dotorg with their name, phone number, and email address and we will follow-up.  All nominations are due by October 4, 2012.

Please contact the WR2020 office if you have any questions regarding your membership, the annual meeting or nomination process.  This is a ticketed event. Please purchase tickets by November 1st.


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Comments (0) Sep 10 2012