Our Work

Small Business Support

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.



participants have developed a new business through their participation in the Personal Investment Enterprise program.


small businesses were provided one-on-one consultation last year through our United for Business program.

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in capital was secured last year for our clients to help them develop their business. 

Tonya's Story

Like many small business owners, Tonya was faced with challenges when the pandemic hit and struggled to keep her company afloat. Mile High United Way worked with her to create a financial strategy and marketing plan to help stabilize her business. She is now excited for the future and making plans to expand.

“This road has been extremely challenging. [Mile High United Way] provided the hope when my fighter spirit was almost done.”

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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
Helping Local Store Owners Better Serve the Community in Globeville & Elyria-Swansea

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

Globeville and Elyria-Swansea are considered ‘food deserts’, an area where fresh, healthy food isn’t readily available to residents. Learn how we’re helping to support the community through supporting small, local businesses, like El Tepetate.

November 7, 2019

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