Struggle Of Love Foundation

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Showing Our Love to Save Our Lives

The struggle of Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Colorado-based organization that provides opportunities for underprivileged youth and/or families to access year-round services and programs. These programs offer alternatives to those that may not qualify for other community-based assistance programs. Since it’s conception, SOL has assisted thousands of families through its community outreach events. With diverse offerings such as competitive sports and mentor teams, school supplies, food initiatives, toy drives, community picnics, and mental health awareness, Struggle of Love collaborates with other local nonprofits to reach and educate under-served communities in the Denver metro area. During their annual backpack giveaway, S.O.L gives away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies for children who need them. S.O.L also hosts an annual hot Thanksgiving dinner for homeless children and families. In addition, SOL has led efforts as violence interrupters by Co-chairing the RISE Network in Denver. They also provide mental health training and most recently opened the doors to the new community FOOD PANTRY in the Montebello community. The struggle of Love has been recognized at a local and national level as a strong organization for community outreach. S.O.L has been awarded by the federal government for PROGRAM OF THE YEAR, by the Colorado Fatherhood Council’s Program of the year, the Denver Urban Spectrum for top 25 AAWMAD & POWER COUPLE, by Sister Enterprise for RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, by Michael B. Hancock for MBK25, 1st Place winner of Denver Office of Economic Development Re-Imagine Retail and 1st Place in the first round of Shark Tank. The struggle of Love founders created S.O.L. from their own experiences with homelessness. They use that experience to help identify and offer services that they feel would have been incredibly valuable to them during that difficult time. “We serve underprivileged youth and families because we’ve been there. Having been in the same shoes as the people we serve, we really can relate to what they’re going through. We don’t get a salary, and we both work two jobs. God sent us on this mission, and we want to make Him proud. He opened the doors for us to be able to do all that we’ve done. Funding is always a challenge. It’s hard to take it out of our pockets, but we make sacrifices and do what we can to make it work.  “Showing Our Love to Save Our Lives.”


The Struggle of Love Foundation is an outstanding organization for the youth. My name is Kendrick Shaw, and I am 17 years old. I was recommended to this organization at the start of my probation in 2021 and have been going through the programs that Struggle of Love offers. The people at the Struggle of Love Foundation encourage greatness, creativity, and work ethic from the youth. Before I joined this organization, I was involved in criminal activities. But, after coming here, I realized I don’t want to hurt people; I want to help people. Coach Eye and Jason McBride have been father figures to more than just me but also to my family. They have really helped me build character, integrity, respect, discipline, responsibility, and, most importantly, love. I will continue to come up here for any and everything because the Struggle of Love Foundation is more than an organization; it is a family. 

Thank you all for everything! 

- Kendirck Shaw

Giving Activity


The Struggle of Love Foundation (S.O.L.F.) is a 501(c) 3 Colorado community-based non-profit organization created to provide community awareness, community involvement, and social activities, for youth, adults, and families. The SOL program addresses youth mental health, gang intervention, sexual behavior, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Background Statement

Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, the Struggle of Love Foundation expanded its support to six school sites, providing a range of programs tailored to each school's unique needs and culture. Our Spreading Our Love Mentor and Leadership Program was seamlessly integrated into these schools, offering both in-school and after-school mentorship classes. Our team of eight skilled facilitators engaged with 135 students in grades K-12, delivering over 100 hours of programming per month through interactive lessons, courageous conversations, and relationship-building. These programs focused on empowering students to develop confidence, resilience, and strategies for overcoming interpersonal conflicts and life's challenges. At McGlone Academy and Elevate Academy, our mentoring and leadership group helped students raise their GPAs and prepare for high school, resulting in several success stories of substantial academic and personal growth. Beyond the school year, we hosted two enriching camps during the summer and winter, benefiting 25 students each with activities such as dance, art, sports, and music. As our student leaders mature, they are actively contributing to their communities by organizing events like the Sol & Salsa Festival and developing business plans for their own clothing lines, showcasing their growth in compassion, character, and capability through engagement in our program.

Organization Data


Organization name

Struggle Of Love Foundation

Year Established



Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


12000 E 47th Ave Suite #403
Denver, CO 80239


12000 E 47th Ave Suite #403
Denver, CO 80239


12000 E 47th Ave Suite # 403
Denver, CO 80239

Colorado Location

9715 E Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

Aurora, CO, US





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