Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. HFHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose purpose is to assist Colorado Habitat for Humanity affiliates in increasing production of affordable housing. To accomplish this, HFHC:
Develops sources of funds, in-kind donations, services and other resources, and distributes these equitably to affiliates;
Develops, promotes, and coordinates statewide activities to increase public awareness of Habitat's work in Colorado; and,
Facilitates networking and sharing of expertise, information, technical assistance, and other resources with and among Colorado affiliates.
Established in 1992, HFHC serves as a support organization for 29 Habitat affiliates across the state in their efforts to build safe, decent, affordable homes and to create the climate for them to achieve success. The first Colorado Habitat affiliate was established in 1978; now 25 affiliates have built more than 2,000 homes. Today over five thousand Coloradans have a safe decent place to call home. HFHC has raised over $30 million in matching funds for local affiliates and has increased our annual budget from around $500 thousand to $7 million, with less than four percent of that amount going toward administrative expenses.
Over 96% of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado's (HFHC) budget goes directly to affiliates through grants, training and advocacy.
HFH of Colorado's Top Five Needs are:
Banking/ Financing Partnerships
Over the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado has been a part of the solution and a leader in affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity prides itself in building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Across Colorado, Habitat for Humanity has built, renovated, and repaired more than 2,500 homes, housing over 8,000 individuals. HFHC has harnessed the power of collaboration to bring more than $100 million in public and private funds to local projects, and has provided leadership in disaster recovery, spearheading nearly 200 repairs and replacing homes following the 2013 floods, and providing technical assistance to other organizations in Texas and Hawaii. Through the WeBuild program we have engaged nearly 3,000 prison inmates seeking the dignity of a trade and the opportunity to contribute to the communities they offended. We have forged relationships with elected officials and advocated for policies to further the mission of Habitat and serve the needs of those living in poverty. We have provided exceptional education and support to affiliate staff, board members, and volunteers throughout the Rocky Mountain region, all toward our shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Stefka C. Fanchi, Executive Director
Tim Trowbridge, Board President
It hasn't sunk in yet that this home belongs to me and my son. I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support, and the miracles that come true when communities come together"
- Habitat for Humanity Homeowner
"It's not just a home. It's my family's future...it's my kid's future." -Habitat for Humanity Homeowner