Other Nathan Yip Foundation Projects in Colorado

In the past 15 years, we've worked with many partner organizations to support education in Colorado. With the previous primary effort targeted in urban communities, we're excited to take the leap into focusing on the outlying rural communities throughout Colorado.

Below are the previous projects we've carried out.

book trust program

  • The Nathan Yip Foundation, in partnership with the Robert E. and Anne T. Sneed Family Foundation, underwrote the cost of providing over 4000 Scholastic books annually to over 200 students at Englewood's Cherrelyn Elementary School from 2014 to 2017.
  • This program allowed students to value books and promoted become more engaged in reading at home.


East High School Student Assistance Fund

  • The Nathan Yip Foundation partnered with the Student Assistance Fund at East High School in 2014 to introduce Nate’s Pass, a discounted RTD bus pass for qualified students to get to and from school.
  • Now in its third year, approximately 200 qualifying students will utilize Nate’s Pass each month. As these students do not recieve school-funded transportation, this pass brings much needed financial relief to what is otherwise a daunting expense, allowing them to focus fully on their schoolwork.
I cried after reading about the foundation and the help we were going to receive with a discounted bus pass. I cannot tell you how HUGE a discounted bus pass is for us!! It is the difference between eating and skipping meals. I am truly sorry that the loss of a child for one family is the reason another child benefits, but I had to let you know how important this truly is.”
— Parent

Denver Urban Scholars

  • The Nathan Yip Foundation, through Friends of Nathan Yip and the 2015 Nate's Night event, sponsored a youth mentorship program for metro Denver students in 2016.

Swallow Hill

  • The Nathan Yip Foundation, through Friends of Nathan Yip and the 2015 Nate's Night event, provided scholarships for youth to attend Swalls Hill's Beginner Teen House of Rock Camp in 2015, developing music skills and giving them a fun and educational alternative summer camp program.

Colorado Chinese Language School

  •  Provided scholarships to Denver Public Schools students interested in learning Chinese language and culture in 2014.

Denver Tech for All

  • Purchased supplies and hardware neccessary to refurbish recycled computers to be given, at no cost, to qualified students in the Denver community. 
  • Connected Denver Tech for All with various partner programs worldwide, providing computers and laptops for school computer labs.

Denver Center for International Studies Foundation

  • Provided 21 computers to the Baker, Montbello and Fairmont campuses in 2015.
  • Purchased "loaner" sleeping bags for the Ford campus in 2015, where 93% of the students are identified as low-income, to ensure that all students had the opportunity to participate in "camp-in" field trips at museums around Denver.

Asian Pacific Development Center

  • Sponsored APDC's capital campaign in 2013 through a grant for the new Nathan Yip Resource and Research Library.

Escuela de Guadalupe

  • Contributed to the school's scholarship fund in 2012, increasing access to its English-Spanish dual language immersion program.
  • Partnered in May 2012 in an art exchange between students at Escuela de Guadalupe and the orphans of the Marian Children's Home in Ningde, China.

Project PAVE

  • Created the Nathan Yip Foundation Scholarship in 2013 to pay tribute to youth who have made, or are making, positive contributions toward ending the cycle of relationship abuse by raising awareness and empowering themselves and others in their schools and communities.

Summer Scholars (now Scholars Unlimited)

  • Provided a grant toward the tutoring of 2000 students and their families at 20 partner elementary schools in Denver during the 2011/2012 school year.

My Book Foundation

  • Underwrote the cost of providing Caldecott and Newbery Award winning books to Denver Public Schools elementary school students in 2009.

Forward Steps

  • Provided a Guardian Scholars Scholarship to two Denver students during the 2015/2016 academic year, helping them transition from foster care to independence by investing in their development and well-being.

George Washington High School Patriot Pairs Mentoring Program

  • Provided TI-83 graphing calculators to two classes of mentees in 2015.

Reading Partners

  • Provided 660 low-income students across the Denver-metro area with one-on-one literacy tutoring during the 2015/2016 school year.

Colorado Uplift

  • Contributed to Colorado Uplift's youth mentorship programs, serving over 4000 urban youth in Denver in 2013 and 2015.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Contributed to college tour field trips for qualifying low-income youth in Denver in 2015.