Our Work

Small Business & Workforce Development

Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our communities.

Mile High United Way supports local business owners, helping them stabilize and take the next step in reaching their growth potential. With an emphasis on women- and minority-owned businesses, our programs promote the expansion of quality jobs in Metro Denver while helping owners and their families achieve greater economic resiliency. We believe that when local businesses thrive, the entire neighborhood thrives.

Our Programs

How We Support Small Businesses

United for Business

We provide small business owners free consulting services in the areas of accounting, marketing, legal support, and more.

Personal Investment Enterprise

We help owners improve their financial literacy and access a matched savings account to invest in growing their business.

Community Grants

We strategically invest in nonprofit partners that deliver innovative solutions and help our small business community thrive.

How You Can Support Small Businesses

View a directory of our small business clients so you can shop local and help our small business community thrive.

2022-2023

IMPACT AT A GLANCE

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local businesses served in our United for Business program

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businesses received new websites, digital literacy workshops & tutorials

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 million in new capital distributed through public/private grants and loans

Antonio and Patricia's Story

Antonio and Patricia opened Totally Nutz, a roasted nut franchise, in Jan. 2020. However, the pandemic slowed their fledgling business. They needed support to grow. Last year, they joined our Website Build Initiative and received a redesigned website. They also attended our Thrive Small Business Summit to learn more about marketing their business. 

“Having a small business has been very interesting and Mile High United Way has really helped us understand how to make it grow.”

More STORIES

Eight Ways to Support Families This Holiday Season
Investing in Capacity Building for Local Business Owners
Mile High United Way and Wells Fargo Power Small Business Growth in Metro Denver
Helping Local Businesses in Metro Denver Thrive During the Pandemic
How Our United for Business Program is Pivoting to Support Local Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

As the holiday season approaches, there are many ways you can support our community by volunteering and engaging in our work, like the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot, Children’s Holiday Party and more.

October 30, 2023

This year, our United for Business team is launching new initiatives and events to support capacity building through intensive skills-development. Learn how we’re helping our small business community thrive!

March 27, 2023

Wells Fargo is furthering their investment in Mile High United Way’s United for Business program to help local businesses thrive.

August 12, 2021

Learn how Mile High United Way is providing small business support to help local business owners, like Brittney and Joslyn of FIT & NU, adapt and thrive amid the pandemic.

January 7, 2021

Learn how we’re pivoting our United for Business (UFB) program to help small, local businesses stabilize and recover.

April 30, 2020

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Support Mile High United Way’s community programs that provide wraparound services to business owners and families.