"I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County

A nonprofit organization

Change the lives of kids in our community today. Sponsor a Dreamer Scholar for $334/month or $4,000/yr for 10 years. Your sponsorship provides tutoring, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and help paying for college.

Your generous gift of any size will make a difference in a child's future. To learn more about the impact of yoru gift, visit our YouTube page here.


The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County (IHDF) is to empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through postsecondary education, along with a postsecondary tuition assistance scholarship. Our dream is a world where all children have equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

Help us reach our goal of serving more children by sponsoring a Dreamer Scholar! A donation of $334 per month or $4000 per year for ten years will support a child's dream of making it to and through college!

Background Statement

As we enter our fourth decade working for the community, we are proud of what we have learned and how we have grown as we invest in the dreams, pathways, and the agency of students (whom we call Dreamer scholars) in our community. The “I Have A Dream” Foundation was founded nationally in 1981. Boulder County founded a local affiliate in 1990 to address the 35% high school graduation rate among youth facing income inequality.

"I Have a Dream" is committed to improving the achievement gap to further fracture or eliminate the cycle of poverty for families in Boulder County. Through our Two-Generation approach, we are better able to create more upward mobility during a child’s life. By taking a more family-centered lens, we can better identify families’ immediate needs to create both short- and long-term stability and further break the cycle of poverty for the families that we serve.

Currently "I Have A Dream" supports 11 cohorts, serving 612 students in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Frederick through their K-12 education, postsecondary pathway, and into a meaningful career. Our success is dependent on community financial support, volunteerism, and partnerships with individuals and organizations in our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

"I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County

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Year Established



Education, Employment, Youth Development, Community Improvement & Capacity Building


5390 Manhattan Circle Suite #200
Boulder, CO 80303

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US





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