In 2017, the Bridge Project launched the Bridge Builder Match Campaign, a million dollar campaign in support of Early Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) programming, to leverage the power of philanthropy and double the impact of the gifts that make these programs possible.

Now in its third year of a five-year campaign, it is more important than ever to continue the success of the Bridge Builder Match and provide quality Early Literacy & STEM programming for youth residing in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods.

Learn more about the Bridge Builder Match.

By giving to our Early Literacy or STEM programming, your donation will be matched 1:1.

  • $10,000 when matched, supports on average seven students served by The Bridge Project with evidence-based programming.

  • $2,500, when matched, supports two students in Kindergarten through 5th grade by providing Early Literacy Programming, STEM programming, 1:1 tutoring and social and emotional programming.

  • $1,000, when matched, supports one student in 6th through 8th grade by providing STEM programming, leadership programming and 1:1 tutoring.

There is no minimum donation to qualify for the match. By giving, you will make a difference in the life of a Bridge Project student!


Building Bridges


How much weight can your bridge hold? Our K - 5th graders built bridges as part of one of their STEM projects. Our Quigg Newton site tested the strength of the bridges and how much weight they could hold. One bridge built by the youth was destroyed during the experiment, while the other one held one of the Bridge students up, Zuri.

4th Grade


Early Literacy


Each year our youth receive 16 books as part of our Gr8 (Great) Readers program each student is given books at their reading level and has assignments that go along with them. Once completed, our youth keep the books to build their at-home library. Our educators create learning packets for each student to complete each book. See sample.