Our Awards

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Neighborhood Builders® Award – Bank of America – 2023
Impact100 Award
 – Impact100 Metro Denver – 2023
​Right on the Money Award
– Consumers United Association – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, & 2023
Ian Helms Award
– Dakota Foundation – 2021

Member’s Choice Award
​ – Good Business Colorado – 2021
Catalyst Program Member
​ – Stand Together Foundation – 2020
Google.org Impact Challenge Finalist – Google.org – 2019
National Innovation Award – American Enterprise Institute – 2019
Top Company Finalist (Nonprofit)
– COBiz Magazine – 2013, 2018, & 2019
Small Nonprofit of the Year​ – Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce – 2016
David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate of the Year – Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce – 2016
Colorado ​Innovation in Philanthropy Award ​– Bank of the West – 2011
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Certification ​– U.S. Treasury – 2010

RMMFI Receives AEI Innovation Grant

RMMFI is proud to have been awarded the inaugural Innovation Grant from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The grant was designed to support the work of nonprofit organizations who are on the front-lines of the fight to increase opportunity in the communities where they operate. Over 150 organizations applied for the two $25,000 prizes, and the recipients were selected by a panel of AEI scholars.

RMMFI is the 2016 Small Nonprofit of the Year

RMMFI is proud, honored, and thankful to be named the 2016 Small Nonprofit of the Year the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes the dedication of the RMMFI Team and Board and the generosity of the RMMFI community of volunteers and donors. Most importantly, it shines a light on the passionate and hard-working entrepreneurs who are making their lives, the economy, and our communities more vibrant. We celebrate this award together as a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship!

Rob Smith named the 2016 David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate

Rob Smith, RMMFI Co-Founder and CEO, received the incredible honor of winning the 2016 David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate of the Year. This award is in recognition of Rob’s leadership and unwavering commitment to ensuring that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds have access to meaningful opportunities to improve their lives and communities through entrepreneurship.


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501(c)(3) Organization
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County
Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Logan County Chamber of Commerce
Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment Advisory Council