Lincoln Hills Cares

A nonprofit organization

$8,259 raised by 47 donors


Historic Lincoln Hills has served as a safe haven for People of Color to connect to nature since 1922. Your thoughtful gift will help us continue the legacy of Lincoln Hills and develop the next generation of young leaders who support their communities and the environment!


“I believe you all do a wonderful job. It is fantastic to work with you. It is such a rich experience for the children in so many ways. They learn a lot about the outdoors, which otherwise does NOT happen, unless you all teach them about it. So, there is so much that comes from new things and stepping out of our comfort zones. They also come away with ways to be more courageous, communicative, and reflective both individually and as a group. I believe what also makes the experience really impactful is the way you treat and interact with the kids. You set expectations while also treating the kids with a whole lotta love, respect, encouragement, and patience!! Many thanks!!“ - Annunciation Catholic School

"By the end of the summer, my teens looked forward to the day of the week we would make the trip to see you. New kids who joined us through the summer were caught up in that anticipation and came ready to be taught and challenged. You attracted a great team of expertise and personality this summer, and we enjoyed them." - Director, Denver YMCA Teen Camp

“I am so grateful for the Lincoln Hills staff and leadership! We have an AMAZING time when we come and learn so much from all of the staff members! It is such a special place and it’s so healing and restorative to visit and learn from everyone!” - Community Partner Organization

Giving Activity


Lincoln Hills Cares develops the next generation of young leaders through outdoor education and recreation, cultural history exploration and workforce advancement. Our programs empower youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity due to economic, social or family circumstances.

Background Statement

Founded by Robert F. Smith and Matthew Burkett, and based in Colorado, LHC is a charitable organization that strives to increase equity in accessing outdoor resources and opportunities for youth, families and communities that may experience barriers.

Lincoln Hills Cares cultivates life changing moments through integrative outdoor experiences for community partners and marginalized youth and families in the Denver metro and Front Range mountain areas. As Lincoln Hills Cares continues to grow, our vision will remain steadfast - to develop young leaders and build community through outdoor experiences. We aim to fulfill our mission through ongoing preservation practices and culturally relevant programs, activities and events across the Metro Denver and Front Range mountain areas. Through extensive restoration efforts, Lincoln Hills has recovered from its tumultuous recent history as a mining property and has reestablished its roots in connecting people to nature.

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Lincoln Hills Cares

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2530 N. Washington St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205


2530 N. Washington St., Suite 100 Suite 100
DENVER, CO 80205

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Denver County, CO, US



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