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 improve their health and well-being. 

We’re focused on providing resources and structure to mutual aid projects in Mesa County via volunteers and coordination efforts.  Since we started in 2020 and via our community informed project partnership with Grand Junction Mutual Aid, we’ve been able to assist over 20,000 families through the weekly distribution of essential resources including food, clothing, hygiene products and facilitated accessibility to education, medical care and housing.  

The creative collaborations we forged early on helped us to learn that our work could be sustainable by engaging other community partners and social service agencies. The impact we created was exponentially greater due to our emphasis on collaboration and 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.