Awards and Recognition

Since it’s establishment in 1968, The Action Center has been recognized for its efforts to assist Jefferson County residents reach their pathway to self-sufficiency. Programs within the organization, individual staff and Board Members have also received honors.

2008-2017, The Action Center earned a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, for eight consecutive rating periods. See the full profile and evaluation here.

2016, The Food Rescue Program is Awarded “Community Sustainability Award” by the City of Lakewood

2015, Awarded “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

2015, Recognized at the Good News Breakfast for “Building a Better Jefferson County”

2013,  The Action Center was one of three organizations from across the country to receive the inaugural Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award  from Benevon

2012, Honored with the Stride Families Recognition of Valuable Contribution Award

2012, Recognized at the Good News Breakfast for “Meeting the Basic Needs of Our Community”

2011, Wayne Carle Legacy Award Recipient

2010, Named “Ethics in Business Non-Profit of the Year” by the Golden Rotary

2010, Executive Director, Mag Strittmatter, named “Community Leader of the Year” by Red Rocks Community College

2009, Awarded “Non-Profit of the Year” by the West Chamber of Commerce

2009, Certification of Excellence from Jefferson County Schools

2008, Named “Non-Profit of the Year” by the West Metro Chamber of Commerce

2004-2006, Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator