Give Where You Live
Anna Rickenbach Properties is proud to support local charities in Mesa County. A percentage of our 2020 revenue will be donated to specific charitable organizations that really make an impact in our community. Our goal is to give back to our local Grand Junction neighborhoods, and we are so thankful for our amazing clients and the incredible opportunity to make Mesa County a better place to live, work, and play! We believe in the abundance of giving back. It's about community effort and we hope that it will encourage others to give back as well!
Below are our 2020 charities – we’re excited to be supporting these causes that are near and dear to our hearts!
Grand Rivers Humane Society
A Non-Sheltered Animal Rescue Organization
MISSION: Saving Mesa County Colorado homeless cats and dogs since 2005 by providing spay and neuter surgeries, immunizations, extensive lifesaving medical treatment; arranging for foster care and finding loving homes.
CATS: Adopt a Grand Rivers Humane cat at Grand Rivers Humane Kitty Korner 1649 Main Street in Grand Junction, CO by appointment or Sat Adoption Events!
DOGS: Adopt a Grand Rivers Humane dog at Saturday adoption events at Grand Rivers Humane Kitty Korner, 1649 Main St in Grand Junction, CO.
Our adoptable cats and dogs are posted on our website, Facebook, and Instagram!
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Grand Rivers Humane pays for medical expenses for almost all extensively injured Mesa County Animal Services dogs and cats unclaimed by owners - for example, pets who have been hit by a car and need major surgery. Paying for medical costs for these pets ensures they receive medical treatment, heal and are adopted, avoiding pet euthanasia.
Grand Rivers Humane is a local solution to a local problem, all of our pets are from Mesa County, Colorado. We do not obtain pets from other counties, states or countries.
DONATE to Grand Rivers Humane!
CASA of Mesa County
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mesa County
CASA is dedicated to the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court systems. We recruit and train volunteer Advocates to be the voices for these children. Empowered by the courts, Advocates offer judges critical information to ensure that the needs of these children are being met, and that their rights are being protected. For many abused children, the CASA Advocate is the only constant adult presence in their lives. CASA of Mesa County is part of a nationwide network of community-based CASA programs.
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley
Provide a Safe and Healthy Step for Homeless Adults and Families
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley serves short-term needs and creates opportunities by utilizing the strengths of our community partners here in the Grand Valley Region of Colorado's Western Slope. Homelessness is not who people are, but a challenging societal issue that HomewardBound of the Grand Valley and other agencies are working diligently to end. Every person regardless of his or her situation deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone has an individualized optimal level of capacity – HomewardBound of the Grand Valley ensures that our consumers have what is needed to build their capacity to whatever their optimal capacity level is; no one person is the same and therefore goals are individualized and not generalized. The value of a person at HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is not measured by his or her situation at any given time – but by the very fact that they are human beings.
School District 51 Foundation
Contribute to the Advancement of Education Initiatives in District 51
Our Mission: To raise funds for academic growth and achievement and promote outreach to benefit kids and the community. The volunteer Board of Directors is made up of community leaders, business owners, parents, elected Board of Education members, and district staff. The strength and diversity of this board lead to amazing partnerships and major successes.
The Foundation was created in 2010 to support our local public schools by providing private support for key education initiatives. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation provides an opportunity to make strategic investments and is actively engaging parents, students, and the community to rally behind Mesa County Valley School District 51. Each of our board members serves a 3-year term and is eligible to serve a second term. 100% of the D51 Foundation board makes a personal financial commitment to the organization.
With generosity of time and resources, the D51 Foundation can help every child reach their potential.
Provide care for those facing serious illness & grief
Created through a community-wide vision, our founders recognized the need for comprehensive, expert, and collaborative care for those facing serious illness and grief. HopeWest is a nonprofit, 501 ( c )( 3 ) organization serving western Colorado in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, and Rio Blanco counties.
We are so much more than a hospice or health care organization. We have grown and expanded services to become a nationally respected model for creative and effective hospice and palliative care delivered in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and our own Hospice Care Center.
We provide extensive bereavement services for people of all ages. Adults receive individual counseling, grief education, and group support. HopeWest Kids is the only program of its kind in western Colorado providing an extensive array of creative grief services, such as: Itty bitty Camp for preschoolers, Camp Good Grief for older children and Teen Retreats for teens, equestrian therapy, and grief support groups in all grade schools, middle schools and high schools across the region.
We are woven into the communities we serve through our Board of Directors, Foundation Board, and Advisory Boards in every community where we have an office. Philanthropy is key to helping support the mission and is raised through grants, individual and corporate gifts, events, and support from our retail businesses – Spoons bistro & bakery, Heirlooms for Hospice, Charmed by Heirlooms, and Artful Cup. Our unique retail outlets help to support our mission through the generosity of the communities we serve.