Mutual Aid Partners
501c3 Public Charity
TAX ID #: 85-2492601
Mission & Vision:
Mutual Aid Partners is a network that supports and connects grassroots efforts in Mesa County Colorado, by facilitating communication, education, boosting collaboration and accessibility to resources & volunteers.
Driven by the spirit of solidarity and focusing on action driven, creative solutions, we listen and work within our community to build a deeply rooted, sustainable support system.
Who we are:
MAP is a grassroots-oriented, community-led nonprofit organization that was formed as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the immediate, subsequent need to support and connect our community members with the goal of reducing food insecurity, in order to maintain and improve their health and well-being.
Since we started in 2020, we’ve been able to assist over 22,000 families through the weekly distribution of essential resources including food, clothing, hygiene products and facilitated accessibility to education, medical care and shelter.
The creative collaborations we forged early on, helped us to learn that our work could catalyze sustainable change by engaging other community partners and social service agencies.
The impact we’re able to create is exponentially greater due to our emphasis on cooperative partnerships, as well as our positioning of meaningful outreach through the lens of accessibility and a culturally- responsive, dignity-centered approach.
Addressing food insecurity was our number one priority; however, those needs quickly evolved to include health care advocacy, resource navigation and championing COVID-19 testing and vaccine access for our most rural populations.
Our work today has become an ongoing commitment to nurturing sustainable, equity based projects that deepen connections and create positive change for those who live here.
Communication, advocacy and education have been key in our efforts to support, not only our houseless neighbors, but also those community members that have never had to ask for help before. From students to those living at senior care facilities, from single mothers to families, from war veterans to domestic violence victims, MAP’s impact goes beyond meeting basic needs.
On a higher level, mutual aid proves the concept that we’re stronger together and that helping our neighbors is an essential part of nurturing a positive human experience.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Diversity is at the very foundation of Mutual Aid as we elevate and connect the lived experiences and possibilities of individuals.
At Mutual Aid Partners, we center equity and inclusion at the heart of our work by co-creating a culture of kindness, belonging and accountability.
Mutual Aid Partners respects all people and is respectful of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and the complexities that arise from intersectionality.