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The Colorado Food Summit
Financial Assistance
0 %
of attendees received financial assistance in 2022
Event Support

In 2022, more than $160,000 that was raised from partners and sponsors to support the event to allow for an expansive, equitable access initiative that included providing financial assistance (complimentary registration, lodging, childcare, and other travel costs) to all 156 individuals who completed requests for support, equivalent to 32% of attendees. As our Summit continues to inspire collaborative action towards a more resilient and equitable food future, participants who may experience economic hardship by participating in the event are invited to apply for financial support.

financial assistance applications have closed and applicants will be contacted shortly
Support May Include:

Sponsored conference
registration ($185 value).


Travel support to and from Denver, at a fixed flat rate based on distance ranges to Denver, in the form of a gift card (we anticipate travel support ranging from $10 – $200 for individuals, varying amounts for carpools and those traveling more than 300 miles; this will depend on the number of requests received).


Overnight hotel accommodations on the night of December 7 and/or December 8 at Radisson Hotel Denver Central or a nearby hotel. The room cost paid directly by the Colorado Food Summit – minus incidentals. Participants will be asked to follow a link and secure their reservation with a credit card. If this presents a challenge for participants the Summit team will help resolve the challenge (estimated hotel cost is $119 per night).


Childcare support to help cover the cost of childcare for individuals who are leaving children at home to participate at the conference, flat fixed rate per family, in the form of a gift card (estimated $100 per family).

Summit Leadership

Given the focus on leveraging food policy, we our planning committee is made up of representatives from each of the state’s food policy councils/coalitions, which are in turn representative of the diversity of Colorado’s food systems.

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