Our partners are an essential part of what makes The Ramble Collective a success. From the local organizations that help us access community independent housing solutions to the many organizations and individuals who help us keep our initiatives going with their financial and advisory support, we thank each and every one of them for the role they play in helping us accomplish our mission!
Social Venture Partners of Boulder County (SVP) brings business experience and mentoring to the nonprofit community in Boulder County. The Ramble Collective has been the recipient of several grants of pro-bono consulting and professional development services from SVP to support our growth from initial concept development to the successful launch of our apprentice program, including developing the detailed business model of Ramble on Pearl. Recently, SVP has provided additional consulting support to help us navigate the challenges of Covid-19 and they’ve helped guide us through the process of maturing from a founders-led board of directors to where we are today.
Colorado’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible through successful employment. Because adults with IDD often lack prior work experience or access to training that can help them succeed, their employment potential is commonly misunderstood or overlooked by potential employers. DVR understands this and supports The Ramble Collective’s individualized training program for qualified applicants. DVR is united with The Ramble Collective in our commitment to provide employers with skilled, loyal, and hard-working employees.
Founded in 1966, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) is the housing authority for the City of Boulder, whose goal is to make living in Boulder possible and affordable, regardless of income. BHP is committed to fostering a healthy sense of community in every property they develop, providing homes, and creating community and changing lives. In 2018, BHP invited The Ramble Collective to join them in creating an Independent Living Community for adults living with IDD as part of their 30Pearl Affordable Housing Project. This project includes 20 units specifically allocated to adults with IDD. With the support of BHP, The Ramble Collective will occupy a combination of retail, commercial and community spaces co-located within these apartments. This collaboration allows our organization to expand our apprentice program and provide community engagement services to the residents and their peers to support their connection with each other and their community.
We are grateful for the generosity of a wide range of businesses, foundations and government agencies that have provided financial and in-kind support over the years since our founding: