Community Foundations are:
- Tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the communities they serve.
- Comprised of many funds established by separate donors to carry out their charitable interests to improve communities within a defined geographic area.
- Based on a philanthropic model of endowed funds – invested to grow over the long-term, with the earnings available annually for charitable giving.
- Designed to pool donations for coordinated investment to provide sustained long term support for that region in the form of grants, scholarships and other resources.
Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter
Community Foundation Plans to Award $14,000 in Grants to Mesa County Organizations Grant funding for arts and cultural organizations in Mesa County is available this year through the Western Colorado Community Fund. All nonprofits providing arts and cultural...read more
Ouray County nonprofits are encouraged to apply to the newly established Ouray County Community Fund, a geographic fund of the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF). All nonprofits serving Ouray County are eligible to apply and grants can range from $500 to...read more
The Western Colorado Community Foundation is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Duties are wide-ranging, strong people and software skills. Good with technology. Commitment to our mission awarding grants and...read more
Our regional community foundation works with civic-minded leaders in local communities to build permanent funds for community good. We are proud of our affiliation with several other community foundations and geographic area funds in our region. We provide expertise in planned giving and charitable legacy gift planning, manage investments and provide grants for our affiliates to distribute in their communities.