Lifespan Local

A nonprofit organization

$8,619 raised by 29 donors

We are under construction on Westwood Redeemer in Southwest Denver and our ‘place' is nearly finished.

Please help us fill it up with the best of everything for our community’s fabulously diverse families, from newborns to our elders. Big or small, every contribution make a difference. We’ll see you at the Grand Opening in Spring, 2024!!


With our neighbors and friends in Southwest Denver, Lifespan Local is connecting with others to lift each other up in ways that benefit babies, grandparents, families, to promote health and well-being. We listen, learn, and respond in ways that are meaningful to those we hope to serve.  Our approach is working. Our programs are full. Moms, dads, and other community members report that what we do is helpful; people report a sense of belonging, connection, and hope for the future. We invite you to support this incredible work as we change the landscape of deficit and disparities one conversation, one family, one community member at a time. 

The importance of place. Since 2018, we have heard a fervent request for a gathering place for the diverse cultures of the neighborhood.  People want a place where they feel safe to share heritage, history, and culture, including music, art, food, and textile crafts.  We are building that place. We are looking forward to student art, traditional shawls, ribbon skirts, fry bread, mole, mariachi, Please consider a contribution to make this neighborhood dream a living, breathing, active reality.


Cultivate community well-being through partnerships with local residents and community champions.

Background Statement

In partnership with community members, Lifespan Local was founded to address the numerous disparities— economic, health, food access, childcare, and education— that characterize the experience of diverse populations in Southwest Denver. Southwest Denver is home to working class families, immigrants and refugees, and the greatest concentration of children in Denver.

In recent years, gentrification has accelerated the rate of displacement and magnified the detrimental impacts of poverty. Historically, the neighborhoods have been ignored by powers-that-be and so community members have developed distrust of government and instead leaned on their own infrastructure to support one another.

Although Lifespan’s staff come from the community and directly reflect the lived experience of program participants, we recognize our inherent power as an organization with resources. Accordingly, in all our work, we listen to community members first and determine our responsive actions next. This approach is informed by the community based participatory research framework, which honors both evidence-based practices and practice-informed evidence.

Lifespan Local is responding to voiced community need by offering: leadership training, food distribution, public health information, maternal mental health programming, parenting supports, job training, and youth suicide prevention. In response to the pandemic, we launched a public health information team and direct cash assistance-- these pandemic programs continue today, shifting to meet evolving needs.

We invest in community members so that activities can be sustained through the increased capacity of community residents themselves. We approach our work from a systems- and strengths-based perspective with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and community-based leadership.

Organization Data


Organization name

Lifespan Local

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Organization Size

Large Organization


DENVER, CO 80219

Service areas

Denver, CO, US


720 427 4283