Our Impact

Localworks has created profound and lasting change in Wheat Ridge for more than a decade.

Founded by City officials and staff in 2005, our non-profit organization has become a force for change, repositioning Wheat Ridge as a vibrant, respected and sought after community model. We’ve worked hard to develop and grow the City while retaining a uniquely rich tradition of smalltown-life with rural accents just at the edge of Denver.

Just a glimpse of the impact Localworks has had on our community, due to the time and efforts of members like you:

  • Localworks was founded as Wheat Ridge 2020 in Dec 2005.
  • Localworks has invested $400,000 in commercial lending leveraging over $2 MILLION in property improvements on 38th Avenue.
  • Localworks was recognized for our work with a Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in 2014 for the best Branding and Marketing for the Ridge at 38.
  • Localworks was honored as the Nonprofit of the Year by West Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and the Best Nonprofit in Wheat Ridge by Colorado Community Media in 2018.
  • Localworks has over 2,000 members who care about Wheat Ridge and our mission.
  • Localworks helped attract over 20,000 people to the four big events in 2018 on Ridge at 38.