Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter
Celebrating 20 years of service, Western Colorado Community Foundation is a tax-exempt charity, comprised of many funds established by separate donors. Based on the philanthropic model of endowed funds invested to grow over the long-term, with the earnings available annually for charitable giving, WCCF pools funds to provide sustained long term support for our region through grants, scholarships and more.
Long-time western Colorado residents Bill and Shirley Ela have been family farmers for decades, in Palisade and more recently the Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss. Bill Ela served as a district judge and was very involved in environmental issues during his lifetime. His...
Last year, our Community Foundation started working with a new donor when he established a donor-advised fund to support a number of local organizations. The donor, who wants to remain anonymous, made a significant contribution to the Western Region One Source Center...
Story by KATIE LANGFORD/The Daily Sentinel Plans to build an endangered fish hatchery at Palisade High School are one step closer to reality. Students and staff raised $25,000 to convert an outbuilding into a new home for 500 razorback...
LET’S END HUNGER
The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger is not only a vision, it is a call to action for individuals, communities, organizations and policymakers statewide. Ending hunger in our state is possible. It will take all of us to create positive change in large and small ways in our homes, communities, workplace, our statehouse and town halls, schools, businesses and places of worship.
Western Colorado Community Foundation is engaging with The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger to support exciting programs in our area.
SERVING 7 COUNTIES
IN WESTERN COLORADO
With the help of hundreds of generous donors, WCCF provides funds in health & human services, education, arts and culture, environmental services and more.