Seeds of Hope of Northern Colorado, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Your donation goes further on Colorado Gives Day! 

Thanks to a generous supporter, all gifts to Seeds of Hope that are made through Colorado Gives Day will be matched 1:1 (up to $15,000). Seeds of Hope provides scholarship assistance to families in K-8 schools who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education. 

Children need Catholic education now more than ever, and families need Seeds of Hope scholarships! 

In response to our inflationary environment and rising cost of living in Colorado, Seeds of Hope is working to help more families than ever before. We’ve increased our eligibility guidelines this year so we can reach more families. We have seen a 20% increase in students in need of financial assistance. We need our community’s help to support these families.   

Hope Scholarships address the opportunity gap for low-income families trying to break the cycle of poverty. Parents make significant sacrifices to contribute to the cost of tuition to ensure their children receive a Catholic education. We know that a quality education and the beauty of the Catholic faith provides these children with a life full of opportunities.   

Please consider a gift to help us fulfill our mission and make an impact on the lives of God’s children. 



Charity Navigator, the largest and most used evaluator of nonprofits in the nation, recently awarded Seeds of Hope with an evaluation score of 98.5 for executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities. This puts Seeds of Hope in the highest tier of evaluated nonprofits.


Seeds of Hope helps families who want the benefits of a Catholic education for their children but fear they can’t afford it.

Rocio Cortes learned about Seeds of Hope when her younger sister transferred to Sts. Peter and Paul School because she had been bullied at her previous public school.

As a single mother of four boys under the age of five, Cortes was struggling with her own challenges when Sr. Mary Patrice invited her to send her boys to Sts. Peter and Paul.

“I was scared because I didn’t think my family was worthy to be at a Catholic school,” Cortes said.

Cortes felt welcomed right away and she was struck by how her boys began to fall in love with Jesus and their faith. Watching her boys pray and prepare for their sacraments through school, Cortes fell in love with the Eucharist too.

After being raised Lutheran, Cortes completed her sacraments and joined the Catholic Church on Easter last year.

“I prayed a lot about how God wanted me to live my life,” she said. “Faith has grown in my home, and I see how my boys will share what they’ve learned with their peers and future families."

The Cortes boys are flourishing in their education and their faith thanks to Seeds of Hope.

“I like that I can learn to spend time with Jesus at school,” said son Othello. “This helps me be my best.”

“What I like most about Sts. Peter and Paul is the amazing education I’m getting,” said son DeAndre. “Right now, I’m learning about quadratics and I’m good at it!”

Rocio Cortes enjoys being part of the school mission to bring hope to families like hers as they navigate the difficulties of life.

“I pray that God rewards all who help make it possible for us to attend this school. My boys are growing into the young men God created them to be and I am so proud,” Cortes said. “My hope is that they will continue to stay strong in their faith so that they will show God’s love to everyone they meet.”

Seeds of Hope provides more than 1,000 K-8 scholarships a year to families like the Cortes Family who want a faith-filled education for their children. For more information or to make a donation, call 303-715-3127, or visit


Seeds of Hope cultivates minds and hearts for Christ by striving to make a transformative Catholic education financially accessible to any family who seeks it.

Background Statement

Every child is a seed of hope. In the wake of St. John Paul II's visit to Colorado for World Youth Day in 1993, the Archdiocese of Denver and several community leaders joined forces to create an organized, funded mechanism to support Catholic education in Denver. In 1996, this led to the formation of Seeds of Hope. The mission of SOH centers on tuition assistance to the poor in Denver so that families with low incomes can attend an Archdiocese of Denver Catholic K-8 school.

Seeds of Hope focuses on providing tuition assistance to make Catholic education financially accessible to families at low-income Archdiocese of Denver Catholic schools. All the assistance helps families access opportunity, stability, faith formation, and a quality education. When the schools receive the tuition assistance for the families, the funding also has the impact and benefit of helping support the schools.

SOH began as an expression of the Archdiocese of Denver's commitment to making Catholic education available to low-income families. Through the years, the assistance offered by SOH has varied, from grants made to schools for student need-based scholarships to technology upgrades, building repairs, or general operating support. SOH primarily focuses on providing tuition assistance to make Catholic K-8 education financially accessible to families in need. As the SOH founders intended, all of the assistance provided helps worthy families with opportunity, stability, faith formation, and quality education.

Organization Data


Organization name

Seeds of Hope of Northern Colorado, Inc.

Year Established


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1300 S. Steele Street
Denver, CO 80210

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

Jefferson County, CO, US

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US

Garfield County, CO, US



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