Our Commitment to the Community
At Bellco, we continually focus on making an impact within our communities in the areas of financial education, quality of life, and arts & culture. With this in mind, we have been strengthening our relationships with local organizations that support these initiatives in the following ways.
Helping provide the best tools and resources so you can feel financially empowered is why we’ve partnered with organizations focused on financial education and learning solutions.
Arts & Culture
Bellco believes the arts are fundamental to a healthy community, which is why we work with all sizes and types of local cultural organizations and non-profits across Colorado.
Quality of Life
Basic needs like food, water, and shelter are just one reason why we’ve partnered with local organizations working to end hunger and provide health, wellness, and safe-housing support.
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain
Junior Achievement, a nonprofit dedicated to motivating kids for future career success, self-sufficiency, and financial acumen, joined forces with Bellco in 2019 to help ensure that access to financial education is available for Colorado youth at no cost.
Beginning in 2023, Junior Achievement is opening a new facility. The JA Free Enterprise Center will house two state-of-the-art learning labs, the Daniels Fund JA Dream Accelerator® and the Robert and Judi Newman JA Finance Park.® Together, they will fuse the physical and digital worlds to deliver innovative, real-world, and inspirational learning experiences in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness—reaching an additional 20,000 students annually.
To learn more about Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, visit jacolorado.org.
Bellco has teamed up with EVERFI, an online leader in financial education to bring you MoneySmarts, a free user-friendly program that provides short online tutorials that can help you along your financial journey. To view different playlists, and start learning, visit Bellco.org/MoneySmarts.
Another EVERFI project we have worked together on is SchoolSmarts, a program that sponsored 15 Colorado middle and high schools to bring financial education into the classrooms.
In 2019, we teamed up with the nonprofit Economic Literacy Colorado to create FUNancial $marts, a financial education activity guide geared towards elementary students. In 2022, we regrouped to create a middle school version. To learn more and view the books, visit www.bellco.org/FunancialSmarts.
About Economic Literacy Colorado: The only Colorado nonprofit dedicated to economic and personal financial professional development for kindergarten–12th grade teachers. Its goal is for every Colorado student to be financially and economically capable of making informed decisions to set them up for success. Learn more at econlitco.org.
Arts & Culture
The Denver Art Museum
Thanks to Bellco’s sponsorship of the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program, Bellco members receive FREE GENERAL ADMISSION to the Denver Art Museum on the second full weekend of each month.
Below are upcoming dates that Bellco members can attend for free in 2022.
- October 8–9
- November 12–13
- December 10–11
To learn more about our Free for Kids program and museum admission discounts, you can visit our Denver Art Museum page.
Lone Tree Arts Center
Bellco is proud to be a sponsor of the Lone Tree Arts Center ‘s SPARK! Alliance and Sensory Friendly programs.
SPARK! Alliance, offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, is for families of people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s, or a related dementia. These cultural programs feature interactive and engaging experiences in a welcoming environment with specially trained educators and guides.
Sensory Friendly programs are designed for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorder, or other conditions. Performances are presented in a relaxed, sensory-friendly way to ensure everyone has access to live entertainment at an affordable rate.
Bellco Theatre Mural Unveiling
Bellco is proud to serve Colorado since 1936. To celebrate, Bellco commissioned Shaw Nielson, a local illustrator, to create a mural of the whole state of Colorado and includes something from each part of the state. The mural is meant to spark joy and allow the community to find something that connects them to the state of Colorado.
About the Bellco Theatre: Bellco Credit Union has proudly sponsored the Bellco Theatre since 2015. The Bellco Theatre is a 5000-seat venue that has been designed as one of the most technically advanced theaters of its kind. It offers the best possible acoustics for concerts, lectures, general sessions, and family spectaculars.
Quality of Life
Food Bank of the Rockies
Basic needs like food, water, and shelter are essential and is one reason why Bellco is continuing its partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies—an organization working to fight hunger throughout Colorado by providing food and essentials to more than 500 hunger-relief programs.
Bellco recently donated a major gift of $100,000 to Food Bank of the Rockies to support the construction of their new Western Slope Distribution Center. The 50,400-square-foot warehouse and food distribution center will allow Food Bank of the Rockies to relocate from its existing 28,600-square-foot facility in Palisade to a larger, modernized space that includes a Volunteer Center, made possible by Bellco, to help recruit and train volunteers.